Carbon re-sealing braking surface

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wheelsmalc
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Carbon re-sealing braking surface

Postby wheelsmalc » Wed Feb 20, 2013 20:44 pm

Hi all,

I was wondering if it was possible to reseal the braking area on my carbon rims? I got caught out in some pretty foul weather (started lovely)!!, i ended up riding over some very damaged roads, with extremely dirty road sufaces and its seemed to have rubbed the braking rims protecive covering off slightly :oops:

I do use the correct brake blocks for the rims.

Any remedies could and would save me a small fortune, all this was caused by builders not washing the roads down after work!

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Monty Dog
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Re: Carbon re-sealing braking surface

Postby Monty Dog » Wed Feb 20, 2013 22:10 pm

No point, the brake track is sacrificial and putting some lacquer on there will make braking worse, before it wears-off (again)
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sungod
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Re: Carbon re-sealing braking surface

Postby sungod » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:40 pm

^^^ this

just wash any residual dirt off the rims and make sure the pads aren't still contaminated with grit/whatever
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Re: Carbon re-sealing braking surface

Postby RPD Steve » Mon Feb 25, 2013 23:48 pm

As above, you should only have bare carbon on the brake track - there should not have been any clear coat on there. CFRP brake pads are made to run on the carbon surface.


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