Repco Brake Pad Bedding-In Procedure
This is the procedure outlined by Repco/ITM/Axxis for bedding in
Metal Master brake pads
To condition material surfaces correctly, the following procedures
should be followed:
Under NO circumstances should you drive the vehicle with the brake continually
applied as a bed-in procedure because:
Accelerate vehicle to 35 mph.
Apply brakes using light to moderate pedal effort to reduce speed to approximately
Avoid coming to a full stop if possible
Repeat steps 1 & 2 at least 10 times allowing 1/3 of a mile between
Allow pads to cool completely before use (do not set handbrake or hold
Additionally, if the pads are being bedded-in on new rotors, dragging the
brakes will overheat the rotors. The procedure outlined above is for bedding-in
Repco Metal Master pads only, but is good for breaking in new rotors too.
It should not be used for bedding-in other types of performance pads. For
other pad compounds use the bed-in procedure outlined by the manufacturer.
Most competition pads should be beded-in on new
rotors, and new rotors should never be broken-in with new comp pads. However,
street pads can be beded-in with new rotors and vice versa.
Excessive heat will be generated
Resins will be burnt
Loss of braking could occur
Created: Wednesday, June 19, 1996
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 18, 2001