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Cleaning Brake Disks

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' started by CharlieBrown, Nov 22, 2006.

  1. My bike has been in the shed for a while now and before it hits the road again needs a few things cleaned up.

    Was wondering the best way to clean up brake disks that had collected a bit of rust. Its not flaking at all but they are brown so I would like to get them shining again rather than grinding the pads on the rust.

    Any advice?


  2. Polish em up with some steel wool. Then do final wipe down with brake cleaner or another suitable solvent that leaves little or no residue. I use shellite.

    Probably worth dropping the pads out and giving them a stiff brush over with steel wire brush. Not much mind, just a bit.

    Be careful braking at first while the pads/discs rebed that little bit.