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Re: What have you done today, Zephyr-wise?

Postby Shedman » 05 Jan 2020, 14:28

Freddy wrote:
Shedman wrote:Just a thought! has anyone ever put brake pads in an ultrasonic cleaner? I haven't got any brake fluid on them or any other crap, they look fairly new but dirty.


Why bother? Just give them a wipe clean, no one will ever see them.

Tip: Use quality rubber safe silicon grease to lube the pistons and seals when assembling. Brake fluid for assembly, being water soluble, will be completely washed away in the first time the road is wet.

Mainly out of curiosity and partly because what's the harm in getting them as clean as possible, there is a lot of road filth and old baked on crap on them. I'll put the pads in with the clean solution on their own first so that there is no brake fluid from the calipers to contaminate things. Might as well give it a blast and see what occurs.
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Re: What have you done today, Zephyr-wise?

Postby Shedman » 13 Jan 2020, 19:54

I'm quite pleased with how the brake pads came out of the ultrasonic cleaner, the calipers too.

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Re: What have you done today, Zephyr-wise?

Postby Shedman » 13 Jan 2020, 19:57

They were ready for a repaint and I was surprised how much of the old paint came off in the cleaner.

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Re: What have you done today, Zephyr-wise?

Postby jrkk » 13 Jan 2020, 20:44

Nice. What's your plan for painting? Powder?
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Re: What have you done today, Zephyr-wise?

Postby Shedman » 13 Jan 2020, 21:47

jrkk wrote:Nice. What's your plan for painting? Powder?

No, I can get powder coating done for free at my brothers place but he only has basic colours so I was going to get something of ebay as close to the original that I could find.
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Re: What have you done today, Zephyr-wise?

Postby Swampy » 14 Jan 2020, 10:57

Looks great Shedman, I did think why bother cleaning the pads as they are cheap and is it worth it but hey they've come out as new :shock:
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Re: What have you done today, Zephyr-wise?

Postby Shedman » 14 Jan 2020, 11:41

Swampy wrote:Looks great Shedman, I did think why bother cleaning the pads as they are cheap and is it worth it but hey they've come out as new :shock:

I had to get the u/s cleaner out to do the calipers so I thought I'd see what it'd do to the pads, like you say, pads are cheap enough so if the cleaner destroyed them.......! I've got some old drum brake liners that got covered in oil a couple of years ago so I might give them a dunk just to see what happens, if they clean up then fine, if not they were destined for the dump anyway. If anyone is interested I use Carbusonic Engine Parts & Aluminium cleaning fluid at a mix of 10-1.
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