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WD40 on brake pads

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Anybody ever make this boneheaded move, and if so, did it eventually burn off, or can I assume the pads are cashed? I got caught in a downpour yesterday morning, and like I've done a thousand times afterward, I sprayed all the fasteners and pivoting points down with WD40. I'm usually very careful to avoid the tires, pads and rotors, but I must have went alittle nuts around the rear rotor that contaminated the pads(I have about 5% braking). I did a quick search and the consensus seems to be about 50/50.

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wd40 is mostly solvents and very little light oil, most of it will evaporate away and the light oil has a lower temp vapor/flash point so it should burn off with some good braking and brake cleaner will easily break down the oil as well

all that said id you got a lot on there and the whole pad is wet id toss em

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Pads are cheap, I'll put that on my grocery list list winter. For now, Probably hit the rotor with some brake cleaner and take it for a quick spin. Thnx for the replies!

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For the time being, take the pads off and clean the pads/rotor with brake cleaner and maybe scuff it up with some sandpaper

That might help until you get some new pads
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Pfft three bikes and I don't think I ever used the rear brakes

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WD 40 is a water/moisture displacement agent. It is not a lubricant and does evaporate. Unless the pads are worn and will be in need of replacement soon I'd try using Brake Kleen to clean them up and test them. If the braking seems compromised...replace them. If the Brake Kleen restores the braking power then I would figure they're OK.
The rear brakes only account for a small portion of braking power comparitively and like Keith Code says..."The rear brakes will get you into alot more trouble than they will ever get you out of!"

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Clean them, get them good and hot a couple times clean them again.Finish the season

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Hit the rotor with some brake cleaner before an all day long ride out west, rear brakes back on line. God, I love riding this time of year!!

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I would soak them in some more WD-40 and then go out for a spin spraying them donw after each ride. That way you can make sure you really fucked them up instead of wondering if they are ok.
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Hit the rotor with some brake cleaner before an all day long ride out west, rear brakes back on line. God, I love riding this time of year!!



Ken, I had a great in person first impression of you and all, but dont you think the Woe Is Me Dealer thing is getting abit old, FFS?
I'z just kidding brah, don't play the violin for me just yet. The intertoobz is where I can be serious but in a very sarcastic manner. Serious answer? Throw brakes away, buy new ones, your life isn't worth $50. That wasn't fun now was it?

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Well now you know how much a $30 set of pads cost at CP

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I would soak them in some more WD-40 and then go out for a spin spraying them donw after each ride. That way you can make sure you really fucked them up instead of wondering if they are ok.
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If it were in the middle of the season, I wouldnt think twice about just replacing 'em. With precious few days to ride(and in the middle of a beautiful 3 day weekend), I didnt want to go through the happy horseshit of replacing what I didnt have to. They're back to 100% after a 4hr ride yesterday.

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I'd replace now before you forget, be sure to scuff the rotor to and hit with brake cleaner at same time.

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Brake pad is bufu. Some people will tell you to torch them to burn off contaminants. It's not worth it, replace the pads, clean the rotor thoroughly.

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First of all, what does a set of pads cost? BFD.

Second, WTF uses the rear brake?

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First of all, what does a set of pads cost? BFD.

Second, WTF uses the rear brake?

There ya go.
Uh...ok, thanks, I think.
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it has to burn off eventually, how about some brake cleaner
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