Fixing a burnt rotor?

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7/17/2018 10:39 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/17/2018 10:50 AM

What is a good method for cleaning a brake rotor that's been burnt to blue or brown?
Sand blasting?
I want it to look like a new rotor, if possible.

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KTM250SX YZ125 YZ85 PW80 ZX6 FZX700

7/17/2018 11:16 AM

No dont sand blast it. It wont be smooth anymore. Maybe soak it in brake cleaner & get it vapor blasted? You dont want to use abrasives on it.

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7/17/2018 11:24 AM

???
My YZ comes with sintered brake pads. Those are pretty dang abrasive!

Whenever I prep a bike to sell, I clean as much of the brown mud/crud off the rotor as possible. Sometimes I use coarse sand paper and brake cleaner, but it's still not bright silver, like a new bike.

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KTM250SX YZ125 YZ85 PW80 ZX6 FZX700

7/17/2018 12:32 PM

Yeah pads can be rough. Theyre not a rotor lol. If your rotor was sand paper it would eat your pads. Pads are made of soft material

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7/17/2018 6:06 PM

If the rotor is truly burnt, the discoloration will run through the brake rotor material and you will not be able to get it out.

Paw Paw

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7/17/2018 6:13 PM

I think the last Tusk rotor I bought from Rocky Mountain was $59. It might be the best route.

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Take it to the limit, one more time!

7/18/2018 6:27 AM

Either new rotor if there is a lip on it. If not, use scotch brite or a brass wire wheel.

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If you're not mixing gas, you're not haulin ass.

7/19/2018 4:12 AM

Try this. I have refinished several works style pipes and while it removes the rust, it also removes the heat coloring from the pipe as well.
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