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Removing brake rub from mags the easy way

#1 2011-04-06 7:43pm

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Removing brake rub from mags the easy way

Ok. I had a set of mags that came on a DB hotstreak that were completly black with break rub.  Well, naturally i got the sand paper and sanded it,. Then i decided to wipe the mag down with a magic eraser.  I looked closer  and noticed i missed alot of brake rub so i tried the magic eraser. It took it right off with little effort. For those non believers, I did a little experament with those mags and took pictures. So here goes.

First I rode my bike around with the brake on as much as i could and acheived this.
http://i813.photobucket.com/albums/zz55/Aserek/IMAG0163.jpg

Next I put it up on the couch as you can see and took a magic eraser and ran it under hot water and began wiping. With in less than a minute i got this.
http://i813.photobucket.com/albums/zz55/Aserek/IMAG0165.jpg

Spent another minute and got this.
http://i813.photobucket.com/albums/zz55/Aserek/IMAG0167.jpg

Well, needless to say, spending 2.00$ compaired to useing sandpaper and removing material is a better solution. I have not tried this on anyother mags cause I have no others. so if anyone could please do some experiments and verify this works with different color mags that would be great.

My last picture of the product i used.
http://i813.photobucket.com/albums/zz55/Aserek/IMAG0168.jpg

Thanks for reading and hope this helps.

Steve

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#2 2011-04-06 7:47pm

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Re: Removing brake rub from mags the easy way

Looks like it worked!


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#3 2011-04-08 5:08pm

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Re: Removing brake rub from mags the easy way

dish washer worked good for me

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#4 2011-04-08 5:10pm

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http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/206462_1332721255472_1754270480_596012_3200895_n.jpg

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#5 2011-04-08 5:11pm

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http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/206462_1332721295473_1754270480_596013_3289351_n.jpg
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/206462_1332721335474_1754270480_596014_4541732_n.jpg

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#6 2011-04-08 5:12pm

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http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/206462_1332721375475_1754270480_596015_5685803_n.jpg
http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/206462_1332721415476_1754270480_596016_6239642_n.jpg
  here it is after the wash cycle.

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#7 2011-04-08 5:15pm

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then a quik scrub with the green scochbrite  while the meg is still HOT all the brake dust that was caked on for 20 plus years came off..
no endledd hours of cleaning!

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/205485_1332721735484_1754270480_596017_6067301_n.jpg
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/205485_1332721775485_1754270480_596018_6973730_n.jpg

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#8 2011-04-11 3:30pm

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I was wondering how I was going to get the brake rub off, thanks for this tip!

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#9 2011-04-11 4:22pm

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Re: Removing brake rub from mags the easy way

looks like it worked, heres a cheaper route and works amazing on heavy brake rub (will only cost you 1 razor blade)

http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=176205

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#10 2011-04-11 6:57pm

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Re: Removing brake rub from mags the easy way

yeah but there is always the danger of taking a chunk out of the mag. my idea for this post was to avoid any material removal.  thanks for the replies. keep them comming.

Steve

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#11 2011-04-11 7:02pm

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Re: Removing brake rub from mags the easy way

aserek wrote:

yeah but there is always the danger of taking a chunk out of the mag. my idea for this post was to avoid any material removal.  thanks for the replies. keep them comming.

Steve

your way will remove FRESH/LIGHT brake rub, but to restore mags that have caked on brake rub there is no way to avoid even slight material loss and sanding takes forever...i have restored 12-15 sets of mags using the razor blade trick without any problems of scrapes let alone taking "chunks" out

also to note you should be using color matched brake pads to avoid future brake rub problems

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#12 2011-04-11 7:14pm

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Mike knows whats up, I've seen his work in person!

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#13 2011-04-11 7:19pm

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Re: Removing brake rub from mags the easy way

I Have restored at least 15 sets of mags or more myself. I would never use a razor blade or recommend it. You would be surprised how easily a SOS Pad will work. They will also Make a mag look brand new. Magic eraser does work. And Scotch Brite with bleach  works Awesome on white mags and Grips as well..

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#14 2011-04-11 7:25pm

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Re: Removing brake rub from mags the easy way

mongoosefreak wrote:

I Have restored at least 15 sets of mags or more myself. I would never use a razor blade or recommend it. You would be surprised how easily a SOS Pad will work. They will also Make a mag look brand new. Magic eraser does work. And Scotch Brite with bleach  works Awesome on white mags and Grips as well..

if you read the description of how to use the razor blade its not like you are carving your initials, when the the blade is flat and at a 90 degree angle you cannot cause any damage, i have easily restored 40 sets of mags over the past 4 years and that way is the quickest and with the best results IMO, obviously theres more than one way to skin a cat smile

edit: i too have used magic erasers and they fall apart pretty quickly with heavy brake rub, but like i said with light brake rub they certainly work!

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#15 2011-04-13 3:03pm

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Re: Removing brake rub from mags the easy way

I wasnt trying to start an arguement. was just trying to add to the restoration part of the site and contribute something i figured out for myself.  apparently i need a better way to post pictures though since my photobucket bandwith is gone.  there are many ways to remove brakerub. everyone has their way of doing it. Anyway, keep posting and show picts.

Steve

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#16 2011-04-20 5:02pm

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dyno mike!!!!!!

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#17 2011-04-21 1:25am

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Thank you for the info? I will have to stop using a jack hammer:lol:

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#18 2011-04-21 11:37pm

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When we was kids that was the only way we knew how 2 clean mags from brake pads was a razerblade:D


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#19 2011-05-10 11:53pm

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I lucked out as a kid and had charcoal tuffs....no issue wink


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#20 2011-05-15 4:40am

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Re: Removing brake rub from mags the easy way

The best way to avoid brake rub, a coaster brake.  LOL 

I tried the razor blade and wasn't as successful, due to my inpatience.  I then used kitchen cleaner, (brothers) scotch brike and steel wool for the very hard sections.  They came out perfect but my mags were red and in my haste, didn't think about the potential bleaching agents that are in some scrubbing compounds.  They just look faded but clean.  Be cautious with colored mags.  Just sayin.  Thanks for all the other ideas too.  (All of my bikes have matching colored brake pads NOW)

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#21 2011-05-18 12:15am

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i will give it a try.


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#22 2011-06-07 2:04pm

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Superhelpful!

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#23 2011-06-07 2:06pm

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Where's The Bleach Link!!!!!!! I Can't Find It!!! mad lol


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#24 2011-06-18 2:26am

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have to agree dishwasher is how i do it  but b4 hand rub salt over them with warm water

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#25 2011-09-08 5:27pm

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nice job bro smile


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