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post #1 of 19 Old 03-21-2010, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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brake pads with fork oil

Is there any way to more or less get my brake pads unsaturated from my fork seals leakin? i'm about to change my fork seals and really don't wanna have to buy new brake pads cuz both of my forks have been leakin on them for a while.
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Degreaser or try denatured alchohol...worked for me in the past.
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To the best of my knowledge theres no way of cleaning up pad material if its 'saturated' in something like fork oil. I had a set few years back (stupidly) fall into a tub of WD-40 and there was no sorting them. Only way is to replace them!! Don't want what's stopping you working below par.
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I'd be concerned with oil on the pads. I don't know what material these pads are made of but if they have developed a glaze then they at least need to be sanded to remove the glaze and even then I'd be worried.

The pads aren't very expensive and are pretty important. Why not invest in a fresh set for insurance?
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When it comes to oil and/or grease coming in contact with pads or tires I consider them trash. From HARD personal experience, even a small amount can have bad consequences.
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Replace the pads. Been there, tried every chem I could buy or borrow and nothing brought them back. Felt like wood.
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I am a GM tech for 16 years there is no way to get any oil out of brake pads...You must replace them!!!!!!!I would not take the chance when you nead to stop you nead to stop!!!!!!!!pads $100.00 life worth much more than that.
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I am a GM tech for 16 years there is no way to get any oil out of brake pads...You must replace them!!!!!!!I would not take the chance when you nead to stop you nead to stop!!!!!!!!pads $100.00 life worth much more than that.
Nuff Said?

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I'd change them. $30 for the side is peace of mind that you will stop when you need to.

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Oil and water don't mix and neither will brake pads...avoid hassles and keep yourself safe, BUY NEW ONES
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