Sanding Brake Rotors Mtb

my brakes lost the grabby feeling (current gen xt), so i cleaned rotors and pads with alcohol, with a bit o' sanding on the pads, no change in 

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  • Mountain Bike Reviews Forum - Mtbr

    Mountain Bike Reviews Forum - Mtbr

    i never heard the idea that sanding to remove the pad material makes better contact. bedded in brake rotors work better than brand new ones.

  • Eliminating Disc Brake Squealing

    Eliminating Disc Brake Squealing

    place sandpaper on a flat surface (or a sandpaper holder) and rub the pads flat over it to remove a thin layer of brake pad surface (don't sand 

  • Sanding Disc Brake Pads

    Sanding Disc Brake Pads

    hey all, just wodnering if there is any specific sandpaper (fine or coarse or in between)that i should use to sand the pads on my armor disc 

  • Turning A Rotor, Re Surface

    Turning A Rotor, Re Surface

    i was thinking a random orbital sander and some 120 grit sand brake rotors on a bike are already very thin and it just gets hairy quickly.

  • Sanding Brake Pads After Contamination Mtb

    Sanding Brake Pads After Contamination Mtb

    what you want to sand is the rotors, as the pad material builds up on the rotors and leaves behind that oil. the only way to clean the pads is to toss 

  • Guide To Disc Brakes - Bicycling

    Guide To Disc Brakes - Bicycling

    there's a good chance disc brakes will be on your next bike. there are plenty of good sandpaper options available, but this 220-grit paper is 

  • How To Clean Your Disc Brakes

    How To Clean Your Disc Brakes

    squeaky disc brakes are hated far and wide in every corner of the sanding the rotors is only required if you notice those glassing as well.

  • Silence That Squeaky Disc Brake

    Silence That Squeaky Disc Brake

    the sanding of pads works but not on the rotor itself. if you dumb out annd get oil on pads and rotor then break out the butane torch and 

  • Sanding Juicy 5 Brake Discs.

    Sanding Juicy 5 Brake Discs.

    g'day team :) . it seems that a common solution to the problem of under performing brakes is to sand the rotors. what grade or grit of sandpaper 

  • New Rotor Not Bedding In Evenly, And Pulsates

    New Rotor Not Bedding In Evenly, And Pulsates

    ran bike up to speed and brake several times to bed in the pads/rotor use newer brake pads to see if it'll work. but considering i've already sanded i don't like them and only ride them on one bike of mine, a mountain bike.

  • Saving Contaminated Pads And Rotors

    Saving Contaminated Pads And Rotors

    brakes are shimano xt m985 with ice-tech rotors. i want to make you can sand and clean and sand and clean and sometimes save rotors.

  • Correct Way To Deglaze Brake RotorsPads

    Correct Way To Deglaze Brake RotorsPads

    northshore active member i just take fine grit sandpaper sping the wheel on the bike and pinch the sandpaper over the rotor to clean the glaze 

  • Disc Brake Maintenance Tools, Tricks And Tips

    Disc Brake Maintenance Tools, Tricks And Tips

    emery cloth (sandpaper). over time, brake pads (and rotors) can glaze over, and brake performance will suffer. a quick fix is to remove the pads 

  • Proper Way To ResurfaceSand Rotors Mtb

    Proper Way To ResurfaceSand Rotors Mtb

    you can rub them on a piece of sand paper flat on a table, then wipe off all the dust with a clean rag and brake clean. see if that helps. if not, take a brillo pad and rub down the rotors, rub against the direction of rotation.

  • Two Questions About Rotors

    Two Questions About Rotors

    my first question is that if a rotor is contaminated with brake fluid mineral so much i sand rotors w/ a rotary sanding disc for a like new finish.

  • Need New Brake Rotors

    Need New Brake Rotors

    i cleaned the rotors, sanded the brake pads (metallic pads) and yes i did buy new ones just wanted to try sanding before putting the new ones in.

  • Road Disc Brakes Never Make These 5 Mistakes

    Road Disc Brakes Never Make These 5 Mistakes

    if you get any on the brake pads, it's best to replace them. you might be able to save them by sanding off the top layer of pad material, but often 

  • Mountain Bike Reviews Forum

    Mountain Bike Reviews Forum

    i'm setting up some new brakes, and i'd like to reuse those rotors. after cleaning them once, lightly sand them on a flat block with 220 

  • Tips In Sixty Video

    Tips In Sixty Video

    what you do. first wet the rotor with your ammonia based window cleaner. next rotate the wheel with your sandpaper folded in half to resurface 

  • Mountain Bike Reviews Forum - Mtbr

    Mountain Bike Reviews Forum - Mtbr

    well i'll remove the rotors, clean them real hard with isopropyl alcohol (i use 99.9 one), then do the same with the pads, then sand down the 

  • Sanding Sharp Edge Of New Disc Rotor

    Sanding Sharp Edge Of New Disc Rotor

    one of the objections to disc brakes in the pro peloton was the fear that the edgers of the rotors could cause serious cuts in a crash. in fact one 

  • Silent And Powerful Disc Brake Rotors Mtb

    Silent And Powerful Disc Brake Rotors Mtb

    the rotors are a bit tougher to sand down but it can be done, preference to using a good sanding block with the rotor removed and laying on a flat 

  • Two Questions About Rotors

    Two Questions About Rotors

    my first question is that if a rotor is contaminated with brake fluid mineral so much i sand rotors w/ a rotary sanding disc for a like new finish.

  • Disc Brakes Make Tons Of Noise And Get Glazed

    Disc Brakes Make Tons Of Noise And Get Glazed

    i took some sandpaper to the rotors and pads to get the glaze off and the brakes ran good for mountain bike reviews forum banner how do you guys keep the disc brakes runnin good and how do you keep them from 

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