Author Topic: Why are there blue spots on my brake pads?  (Read 399 times)

Offline katata1100

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Why are there blue spots on my brake pads?
« on: April 19, 2019, 09:06:01 pm »
Bike stops fine, no noise. I removed the rear pads to inspect them and they had dime size blue spot . It was faint but obvious bluing, like on an exhaust. Pad was shiny. Are they glazed, heat damaged or just going through midlife crises?

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Re: Why are there blue spots on my brake pads?
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2019, 05:05:49 am »
I think that bluing on brake components denotes heat stress.  Can't say I've ever heard of or seen blue spots on brake pads.  I'd check out the rear braking system to make sure the caliper isn't sticking, though.
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Re: Why are there blue spots on my brake pads?
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2019, 05:10:19 am »
I used to drive myself nuts paying attention to brake noises, colors and textures. The rear brake is a big joke to start with.  I've got nothing else to add. If you stomp on it, and it does something, it's working....
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Re: Why are there blue spots on my brake pads?
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2019, 05:47:29 am »
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :  What he said ^
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Re: Why are there blue spots on my brake pads?
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2019, 06:39:56 pm »
if it doesn't look like this... you are ok...


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