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I had a faulty chain inspection cover that lead to primary leaking out and getting all over my rear brake rotor and rear tire.. Whats the best/safest way to get this cleaned up? Obviously I'm going to be fixing the leak, but there is a mess left over. Dont want to get anything on the rotors that could make things worse. Also, hope my rear pads aren't ruined.. Any tips or tricks would be appreciated!

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I had that on my Ironhead. It leaked out of the gearlever shaft seal. Just washed the pads down with brake cleaner and roughed them up a bit.
When all back together it worked ok.
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I good detergent like Dawn dish soap will clean the tire and acetone is awesome for cleaning up the pads and rotor.
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Put the pads in a pot of boiling water with some dish washing soap.
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This is the MoCo's take on spilling brake fluid on the pads. The fact that it is primary oil wouldn't change the outcome:

The MoCo recommendation is “Caution should be used when bleeding because any brake fluid on the pad will contaminate the pad material and reduce brake effectiveness. The fluid absorbed by the pads cannot be removed satisfactorily with any solvent or by operating the brakes”.

Any dried up oil will rehydrate once hot.
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Put the pads in a pot of boiling water with some dish washing soap.
Sounds like the start of a good curry.
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This is the MoCo's take on spilling brake fluid on the pads. The fact that it is primary oil wouldn't change the outcome:

The MoCo recommendation is “Caution should be used when bleeding because any brake fluid on the pad will contaminate the pad material and reduce brake effectiveness. The fluid absorbed by the pads cannot be removed satisfactorily with any solvent or by operating the brakes”.

Any dried up oil will rehydrate once hot.
I think the rear brakes are already to easy to lockup, so it might help.........
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