Cleaning Brake Pads Residue

by 8701dg   June 4, 2013  

Looking for some advice.... I used the services of my local bike shop today for a quick service while I was in work. Being the ultimate professionals that they are, they decided to give my rims a quick wipe with brake cleaner to removed the nasty yellow residue left on my carbon rims from the pair of quick stop yellow pads. Unfortunately however the cleaner did not only remove the yellow residue but also the majority of my Cosmic Ultimate decals.... Plebeians!

I've contacted Mavic and hopefully they will be able to supply me with a couple of replacements, in the meantime what product do you guys recommend using to clean the yellow marks from the remainder of my rim??

Cheers

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Sounds like they used some sort of chemical which affected the decals. ANYTHING that says "brake cleaner" on it, is a no-no near decals.

Hot soapy water and a soft tooth brush Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [8947 posts]
4th June 2013 - 19:25

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Thanks mate, will give that a try! Must have been strong stuff they used, it's removed the "Continental" from the tyre as well!

posted by 8701dg [13 posts]
4th June 2013 - 19:32

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Bit of degreaser works well, then let it dry out Smile

posted by blablablacksheep20 [49 posts]
4th June 2013 - 19:46

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blablablacksheep20 wrote:
Bit of degreaser works well, then let it dry out Smile

That is alright on metal rims, not on carbon.

It sounds like degreaser they used which takes off stickers and printed letters on tyres

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posted by Gkam84 [8947 posts]
4th June 2013 - 20:28

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isopropyl alcohol used sparingly on a clean rag, and only on the brake track

brake pads prepared by picking out any debris with scapel, sanded very gently with fine grit paper and then cleaned with iso alcohol

posted by hampstead_bandit [170 posts]
9th June 2013 - 11:26

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