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:madman: help! i accidentlly sprayed wd-40 on my juciy 7s! now my brakes suck! how do i fix this issue?
 

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dood, what's that sh!t doin even near your bike?? :eek:
1) clean the rotors real good w/ iso. alcohol
2) try baking the pads until they stop smokin (i dunno what temp is best - 300*?) - then sand
 

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Ow, been there before. Isopropyl alcohol bath overnight for the rotors, i just replaced the pads (baking them is a good idea!).
 

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You can used brake cleaner from the auto parts store to clean the rotors and calipers. Spraying the pads with cleaner may or may not do any good.
 

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highdelll said:
dood, what's that sh!t doin even near your bike?? :eek:
1) clean the rotors real good w/ iso. alcohol
2) try baking the pads until they stop smokin (i dunno what temp is best - 300*?) - then sand
thanks 4 the tip. i baked the pads & their back to normal! thanks once again!:thumbsup:
 

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Is it just me and only having kitchen appliances, or is baking pads in the device I prepare food in just not a viable alternative?
 

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Is it just me and only having kitchen appliances, or is baking pads in the device I prepare food in just not a viable alternative?
i have a strong immunne system!:D
 

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I picked up a toaster oven at a thrift store for $5 bucks after me and the wife had a little chit chat about what can be put in the oven.
 

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Yeah, WD40 is not a great lubricant. It just collects grime on a bike. WD40 means Water Displament formula #40. It was developed for the space program.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WD-40

WD40 only has 2 uses on a bike.

1. Its good on clipless pedals like SPD's on muddy races to shed mud but believe it or not PAM cooking spray works better. PAM on the down tube, shock arch and chain stays also helps mud from building up for a while during muddy races.

2. Soaking you spikey muddy race tires the night before a wet race day in a bucket of WD40 will keep mud from sticking to them all day.
 

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formulaone33 said:
Soaking you spikey muddy race tires the night before a wet race day in a bucket of WD40 will keep mud from sticking to them all day.
As a general rule oil (petroleum based) should not make contact with rubber. There are some exceptions to this (some rubbers are more resistant than others) but AFAIK bike tires are not an exception to the rule.
 

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ver-T said:
As a general rule oil (petroleum based) should not make contact with rubber. There are some exceptions to this (some rubbers are more resistant than others) but AFAIK bike tires are not an exception to the rule.
This is true but it works great none the less. It gets in the rubber and mud just wont stick and clog the tire. The tires still have great traction but they wont clog.

It may damage the tire over a long time but if you are at a muddy race and you want to win it makes sense.
 

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Some of you need to calm down, he didn't say anything about using WD40 as a lubricant. This may shock you, but sometimes it's appropriate to use WD-40 on a bike (stuck bolt anyone?).
 

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General Hickey said:
Some of you need to calm down, he didn't say anything about using WD40 as a lubricant. This may shock you, but sometimes it's appropriate to use WD-40 on a bike (stuck bolt anyone?).
Yeah, just not with your brakes nearby...
 

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I've always been a fan of spraying WD40 on a rag and using it to wipe down the frame and fork - gives the paint a touch of shine, and seems to keep mud from sticking.

Other than that the crap is useless on a bike.
 
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