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Disk Brake cleaner?
#1
I'm planning a major bike overhaul very shortly, which means a total stripdown and cleaning all my parts, then I'll set to work on the bike too! Wink

I've never used a disk brake cleaner, just the very sparse degreasing with meths when I've had issues.

anyone got any opinions on if a specific cleaner is worth it, or if isopropyl alchohol will do the same job?

would a general use car brake cleaner do the same job?

advice welcome, as I don't fancy nausing up my hydraulic seals etc.
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#2
I bought a can of isopropyl to do my forks and thought I'd give the discs a squirt too.. :o    I hadn't realised quite how much they were contaminated.  It was like I'd put new pads in and bedded them all over again ;D
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#3
Disc brake cleaners are predominantly ipa anyway so save a couple of quid. Ade where did you get yours from?
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#4
"pittgoat" Wrote:Disc brake cleaners are predominantly ipa anyway so save a couple of quid. Ade where did you get yours from?

Maplins.  Ã‚£7.49 for a 450ml spray can.  I was a bit of a doubter uhntil I saw how squeeky clean it leaves things.
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#5
If anyone was interested, we could setup a group buy for Disk Brake cleaner - there are 600ml cans on Ebay, work out about £2-ish a can in a GB.

Ive read the pure IPA leaves metals open to rust as it "really" strips it - not that much is going to rust in the brake department I expect.
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#6
"BMJBOY" Wrote:If anyone was interested, we could setup a group buy for Disk Brake cleaner - there are 600ml cans on Ebay, work out about £2-ish a can in a GB.

Ive read the pure IPA leaves metals open to rust as it "really" strips it - not that much is going to rust in the brake department I expect.

Rubbing a disc with nice grippy pads also makes them prone to rust...
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#7
I'd be interested in a GB. Never used brake cleaner, but I spose I should
My riding is more up and down than the damn area I live in! And the tart's knickers who lives next door - Combined!  :o
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#8
IF we can drum up enough buyers:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/12-X-600-ML-HOLTS-...3a55f63abe

Equates to £2.33 a can.

Obviously 1 each this time around, as these will last you forever I would expect.

Im amazed at how much grime build up brakes get with the pad dust and other contaminants - I really must get into a better cleaning regime.  Hence looking at this.

If enough interest, I'll start a GB thread.

Im loving the GB ethos at the mo, so anyone with other ideas, speak up.

EDIT :

Cheaper here:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/12-x-CANS-OF-600ml...25577bc968

£2.29 a can!  Tongue
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#9
I need some. I'd be interested!
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#10
I too would be interested. A nice can of isporpylisypll will compliment the bleed kit i just ordered.
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