Bedding In Brake Rotors
Anytime you install new brake rotors, brake pads, or both, itís advantageous to bed in your new brakes. Bedding in your brakes is just an industry term to explain breaking in your new brakes. Bedding in your brakes helps transfer an even layer of brake pad material onto the brake rotor which assists in smoother brake operation and improved braking power.
Having a uniform layer of pad material on the brake rotor is essential to minimizing brake squeal and vibration. For this procedure, you will need a good stretch of road and no traffic.
Use common sense and take precaution as BrakePerformance does not take responsibility for erratic driving, accidents, or damages done.
Note: When using Brake Performance E-Coated/Zinc-Coatedrotors, drive around normally and use the brakes until the friction contact surface is wiped clean of the coating prior to this procedure.
After the break-in procedure, there may be a light blue tint on your brake rotors as well as a gray film deposit. The blue tint shows that your rotor has reached the appropriate temperature during the bedding process, and the gray film is some of the pad transfer material.
Some cars and trucks require two cycles of the bedding in procedure. This may be the case if you are using old brake rotors with new brake pads, or new brake rotors with old pads. This may also be the case if you donít think you fully heated up the brakes in the initial bedding procedure. In any case, itís required that you wait at least 10-15 minutes between each cycle as you donít want them to overlap.