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Brake Fluid Contaminated Pads

Unfortunately, it looks as if my re-manufactured rear caliper on the driver side sprung a leak and now the Hawk pads on that side are soaked.  It is DOT 4 brake fluid not sure if it makes any difference. 

If I didn't spend the extra coin on these pads I would just replace the pads, but curious if the Hawk pads can be cleaned.  I see online that the brake fluid is water soluble and the puddle in my driveway cleaned up well.  I am just not sure how long it has been leaking since I oddly don't notice a brake pedal feel change.
1988 Thunderbird TC, 5spd
Stinger 3" single exhaust, Cone Filter, Adjustable Cam Pulley, Schneider roller cam,
'93 Mustang Cobra replica wheels on 235/50R17

'16 F150 XLT 5.0
'17 Husqvarna TX300

 

Re: Brake Fluid Contaminated Pads

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Update - the pads did not looked soaked but I did wash them off before putting them back on the car.  I have not noticed a difference or seen the wheel lock up on hard braking.  So far so good.
1988 Thunderbird TC, 5spd
Stinger 3" single exhaust, Cone Filter, Adjustable Cam Pulley, Schneider roller cam,
'93 Mustang Cobra replica wheels on 235/50R17

'16 F150 XLT 5.0
'17 Husqvarna TX300