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Author Topic:   Brake pad glaze
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 35
posted June 09, 2004 09:48 AM  
Is there any other method to remove the hard glaze off brake pads other than buffing them? I thought maybe a spray?

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 270
posted June 09, 2004 10:05 AM  
You can sand the pads but when the pad glazes it is due to heat and it has basically "cooked" the pad so it is now hard and will glaze again. Pads made for racing purposes are your best bet over street pads, if that is what you are running.
The Hawk black pads have worked well for us
and they hold up and don't wear out as fast. They sell for around $55.oo dollars a set and the extra braking power is incredible over stock type pads. Dman

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 180
posted June 09, 2004 10:06 PM  
We buff our pads on a belt sander, takes the glaze right off. I don't think a spray will do the trick.

We usually buff our racing pads after 8-10 nights (Hawk Black pads), it seems to bring them back and kind of "true them up again". I have heard lately that once you run them, and they have taken a "set" to the rotor, you're not supposed to mess with them on a grinder.
Does anybody know, am I doing this wrong???

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 753
posted June 10, 2004 12:17 AM  
Buffing the pads will not hurt the rotors in any way.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 2007
posted June 10, 2004 08:16 AM  
We will also sometimes take a sanding disc to the rotors them selves. Have someone spin the rotor while you hold the sander on it, and it will clean it up a little and put a nice crosshatch on it.

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