was bleading my brakes on my 848 and my Mv F4. I blead the 848 without a problem but somehow manged to spill brake fluid on my right(gas) pads and rotor on my F4. I was woundering if I can use some brake cleaner to get rid/wash off some of that brake fluid? If not what can I use? I am scared to take out my F4 since I feel like my front brakes are going to fail. Sorry for bringing an F4 into a Ducati forum.
I swapped out my brake lines last year and bungled the removal of the old rear line, clumsily dumping a generous load of brake fluid (old and gross) all over not just one, but both pads. Soaked the whole top of the caliper essentially. I quickly got the brake fluid off of the wheel and tire with a rag, then some simplegreen and water within a minute or so - zero damage to the finish.
I pulled the caliper out, decided to service the whole thing since it was off, and since the rear pads were pretty new, I super hosed them down with brake cleaner. Maybe 3 or 4, 5second bursts of cleaner. They were super cold after the second blasting, let them warm back up and got them again. After cleaning everything, caliper, rotor, myself, reassembly flush and bleed, the pads were completely fine. 2 track days and a few thousand miles later and they are still working great. So I can say that brake cleaner did a great job on my clumsy mess, possible that it will fix you up as well.
That said, I wonder how different compounds would vary in this situation. And, I think that if I'd done this misdeed to my front pads, I would replace them with new ones. But I'm a nervous type.