I have really noisy Shimano brakes! They are Hydro disc, and i am wondering if there is a solvent, or solution that i can clean them with? Perhaps i can use a mild abrasive on the pad surface? Is it best to just get new pads?
Yes definately Hydraulic Disc brakes; Shimano to be exact. Not sure if automotive brake cleaner works... my guess would be no, but if someone has tried it... im game. I tried sanding them and using a paint thinner to clean them. This actually made them worse. So dont do this! haha
I heard heating up the brakes with a blow torch, to burn off any residues then sanding with fine sandpaper will fix it... does this have any merit?
Actually I miss read the post thinking non disk brakes where the wheel is the braking surface, but in this case I should have said disks. Thanks for the correction. If that doesn't do it, bad is bad. I wouldn't want heat anywhere near my brakes.
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