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Old 04-25-2012, 09:50 AM   #1
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Dumb brake pad question
I just changed the front brake pads on my R6. The old pads were well within serviceable thickness, but I figured with a TD coming up I wanted known good pads.
The old pads were Toyos, I have no idea how old they were, but they were really hard/slick feeling compared to the EBC pads I put on.
Is this normal? Do brake pads get slick with age or were these probably just always that texture?
The new pads stop much better, and don't squeak.

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Old 04-25-2012, 09:53 AM   #2
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different pads are different.

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Old 04-25-2012, 09:59 AM   #3
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pads can glaze, yes.

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Old 04-25-2012, 10:00 AM   #4
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They could have been glazed over...might of been able to bring them back to life by roughing up the surface on the pads
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:11 AM   #5
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Okie dokie. Like I said, probably a dumb question.

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Old 04-25-2012, 10:15 AM   #6
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Okie dokie. Like I said, probably a dumb question.
nah, there are no dumb questions when it comes to safety :D

if this is the first time you've changed pads, it's ok to ask questions!

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Old 04-25-2012, 10:52 AM   #7
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I put a piece of sand like 160Gt paper on a sheet of think glass and clean the suffice.
Just rub back and forth and round and round, don't press hard or you can get em out of shape.

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Old 04-25-2012, 11:58 AM   #8
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You can add life into your old pad's.
Using a piece of Sheet Rock sand paper. The stuff that looks like screen door screen.
Lay it on a flat surface. Then work the dirty pad in a 'Figure Eight' pattern.
Check the pad every so often. When you can't see anymore 'old material' , with fresh clean material showing, your done.

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Old 04-25-2012, 12:47 PM   #9
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Remember to clean the rotors off... remove the old transfer layer.
I don't remember which way (ceramic after metal, or metal after ceramic), but getting the order wrong makes it all super slick and the pads won't get bite when hot.

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Old 04-25-2012, 12:55 PM   #10
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Remember to clean the rotors off... remove the old transfer layer.
I don't remember which way (ceramic after metal, or metal after ceramic), but getting the order wrong makes it all super slick and the pads won't get bite when hot.
Best practice (IMO) is to scuff the crap out of the rotors any time new pads are installed. Scotch pad, 120 grit sandpaper, bead blasting, whatever, just give the new pads something to bed in on.

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