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Unread 05-25-2007, 10:17 AM   #1
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A few lingering front brake questions...

A couple of questions before I start my front brake replacement. Iíve read all the threads but didnít find the answers to...

I donít have any pulsing or pulling so Iím not going to have my rotors turnedÖhowever, do I still have to Ďde-glazeí them with sandpaper like the Haynes Manual suggests? And what grit sandpaper and how much sanding is necessary?...if at all?

The writeups include cleaning the caliper with brake cleaner. Do I also clean the rotors with braker cleaner?

Itís also a bad thing to get brake cleaner or anything on the pads right?

thanks as always,

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Unread 05-25-2007, 10:48 AM   #2
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A couple of questions before I start my front brake replacement. Iíve read all the threads but didnít find the answers to...

I donít have any pulsing or pulling so Iím not going to have my rotors turnedÖhowever, do I still have to Ďde-glazeí them with sandpaper like the Haynes Manual suggests? And what grit sandpaper and how much sanding is necessary?...if at all?

The writeups include cleaning the caliper with brake cleaner. Do I also clean the rotors with braker cleaner?

Itís also a bad thing to get brake cleaner or anything on the pads right?

thanks as always,

jim
Brake cleaner is bad. Do not use brake cleaner on brakes. Simple Green or any of the other detergent based degreasers are much better and actually clean.

A 60 grit non directional finish laid down with a random orbit sander is acceptable if you are energetic, otherwise, you can just do a pad bedding and break-in if the rotors are not grooved.

If you are not familiar with the sander, skip that step.
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Unread 05-25-2007, 11:40 AM   #3
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...as far as sanders go all I have is this little thing:

What's the deal with brake cleaners being so bad?
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I'd just take some 100-120 grit sand paper and lightly sand the rotors in a circular motion. That should be all you need.
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