- Machine disc/drum using the slowest feed rate. Do not take heavy cuts. The final cut should be minimal depth to minimise any grooving on the surface.
- After machining, clean the disc/drum with 240 grit emery on both surfaces (do this while the disc/drum is spinning on the lathe) to obtain a smooth non-directional surface finish.
Disc/Drum Machining & Cleaning
An introduction to Disc/Drum Machining & Cleaning
- Disc/drum machining may leave a fine film of graphite on the disc/drum surface. Always clean down the disc/drum surfaces using Bendix Ceramasil Brake Parts Lubricant after machining. Never use petrol as it contains waxes which can remain on the disc/drum surfaces after the solvents evaporate. The waxes act as a lubricant, reducing braking efficiency.
- After fitting, once again wipe down the disc/drum. Only use a clean rag and Bendix Brake Cleaner & Parts Degreaser.
To maximise the performance of brake pads, it is essential that they are bedded in correctly as follows:
- Accelerate vehicle to 50km/h
- Apply brakes using moderate to firm pedal effort, reducing speed to 5 km/h
- Drive 200m – 300m accelerating to 50 km/h
- Repeat steps 1 to 3 between 8 - 10 times
* No Bedding-In procedure required for products that feature Blue Titanium Stripe.