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For brake pads - taking the glaze off. 

Seeing as I'll be heading to Toolstation for some thread lock, what kind of file should I be looking at? My current ones are nabbed from old toolboxes, have no handle and are past their best.

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Leviathan [2861 posts] 1 month ago
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.xls .doc .gpx and .jpeg are all my favourites.

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StraelGuy [1095 posts] 1 month ago
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I think you're overthinking this dottigirl. Any fairly fine to medium file would do the job perfectly.

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wellsprop [503 posts] 1 month ago
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Pretty much anything.

I used 250 grit sandpaper. Don't use anything super fine like polishing sticks or wet and dry though!

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youngoldbloke [125 posts] 1 month ago
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Just use emery boards (as used for fingernails).

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Grahamd [745 posts] 1 month ago
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I just use my stubble.

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kevvjj [285 posts] 1 month ago
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I just use the concrete floor...

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CXR94Di2 [1853 posts] 1 month ago
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Grahamd wrote:

I just use my stubble.

We don't know if she is hirsute or not  1

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peted76 [792 posts] 1 month ago
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kevvjj wrote:

I just use the concrete floor...

I like this man ^^ he gotz the sense.

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BarryBianchi [419 posts] 1 month ago
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The block paving on my drive is perfect.

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theironduck [92 posts] 1 month ago
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Leviathan wrote:

.xls .doc .gpx and .jpeg are all my favourites.

Wot no .tcx?

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RMurphy195 [117 posts] 1 month ago
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Fine sandpaper (120 grit), have it on a flat surface,hold the pad flat on it, and then rub the pad across the sandpaper, not the other way round.

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Woldsman [207 posts] 1 month ago
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 I use P120 sandpaper. Having blown a rim on a rear wheel I've become been especially careful to look after my rims and brake blocks. I keep meaning to get a hook and pick set to winkle out the little shards of rim fragment and other junk that the pads pick up. (Screwfix do a set by Teng.)  I'm not sure that a file is necessarily the best tool for the job.