What you do to clean your brake pads and rims..

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Anonymous
reason im asking is because things have changed over the years,,, but what i used back in the late 80's were shaving cream on a towel and rubbing it across the rim wall to clean it and then scuffing the brake pad with the towel to clean them,,, then i would use simple green but those you had to clean the rim and the shoe and then ride your bike really fast and then slam on your brakes,,, it would take time for them to catch but when they do ,,,, THEY DO!!!! and then i used toothpaste,,,, i used it in the same manner as the shaving cream,,, with all this said ,, i am curious to know what is the method for cleaningrim and shoe nowadays...  

17 Jan 2003 22:41
Anonymous
Warm soapy water with a Scotch brite pad for the rims, and a emory board for the pads. Shave enough off the pads until the glazing is gone.  

17 Jan 2003 22:42
Anonymous
I just use sand paper to get the glaze off the pads, then i use some soap and watter to clean the rim, then I take light grit sand paper and make diagonal "scratches", all over the rim, not verey deep, just enough to give the rim some texture. Seems to work awesome.  

17 Jan 2003 22:43
Anonymous
[quote=Freak]I just use sand paper to get the glaze off the pads, then i use some soap and watter to clean the rim, then I take light grit sand paper and make diagonal "scratches", all over the rim, not verey deep, just enough to give the rim some texture. Seems to work awesome.[/quote]

dude you cant do that to chrome rims can you,, ???

hmmm i guess my young 15 year old mind didnt think to use sand paper,,,lol,,, but wait we did take the shoes off and scratch them on the ground with lil water on the concrete..... tha is how i got my nick name,,, "milk man" i had white shoes and it would look like milk when i would clean my shoes,,,lol  

17 Jan 2003 22:44
Anonymous
Yeah you can do that to chrome rims...use a light grit sand paper and it just makes small scratches that arent even that noticable... and they eventually get buffed away. i think it actually looks kinda cool too...it makes them shine wierd in the sun :)  

17 Jan 2003 22:46
I ride for fun
Just get simple Green in a bottle, put some on a towel, clean rim thouroughly, cleanly, then clean the pads. Dry the rim. Then put a lite coating and spin the wheel until it dries. Kicks ass and they stop like magic.  

06 Feb 2003 22:10
pimpmaster
i sandpaper the rim too so its rough
then the brake works so damn much better  

27 Feb 2003 00:36
high flier
for the rims use a damp rag with hot soapy water and a little bit of wd40.
and for the break pads use water then get fine grit sand paper and lightly rub them off. let them dry and then you should be good.  

28 Feb 2003 13:18
dirtjumper
what i do is i get some sand paper, then i graze it down and then i get some hairspray and spray it on my rims and then im set to go  

03 Mar 2003 15:34
terrible1
i just sand down the pads and wipe the rim wit a towel, i dont use the whole bathroom cabinet to fix my bike, let me gues u use let me gues u use toothpaste for headset grease as well  

19 Feb 2004 12:39

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