nothing will bring them back to as new condition as the contaminant sits deep down in the pads and as they heat up it gets sucked up to the surface reducing the grip again and again.
when using any solvent as a cleaner it is best to use an alcohol based solvent rather than a mineral based one due to the residue that is left behind.
Meths is good. a tip is put some of the solvent on a rag and then wipe a window and look at what is left.
light contamination can at times be removed with a solvent and the brakes work as well as before BUT if the brakes have been used contaninated i would not even both trying to fix them.
I guess if my brakes don't get fixed, my window's will get cleaned..
i was just wondering about the boiling in water factor!!! as I heard of it, it sounded odd... but now I see some logic behind it... ie: oil is lighter than water, so heat will get it off the pads I'm asuming... then water will bring oil to the water surface leaving disc's clear.....!!!!!
THEORETICALLY SPEAKING ATLEAST
but then adhesive can get affected on the process...
I am just trying to be as GREEN on the process as I can.
so don't mind spending the cost of new pads on the older one's just to help reduce my CARBON FOOTpRiNt
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