Is there a way to restore bike disk brakes that have had oil on them, without replacing the pads and torching the disks? Answered
When oiling my bike the other week, I managed to get oil on the disk brakes. I've tried cleaning them with detergent, and even boiling the pads (apparently this gets the oil out), but have had only very limited success.
I was told that the only way to get the brakes back to their previous condition was to replace the pads, and get the disks torched (i.e. with a blowtorch), to burn off the oil. Is this true, or is there another way? (Preferably more DIY / requiring less replacement parts)