Tuesday, January 26

PFC Recommends 5 Steps for Proper Bedding of CarbonMetallic® Brake Pads

All PFC Brake Pads are pre-treated to be race and street ready. This treatment is done in the final step of the manufacturing process when the surface of the friction material is brought up to temperature in order to simulate a bedding cycle. However, proper bedding is still required using your rotors with the new CarbonMetallic® pads. The following process below is suggested in order to achieve the best performance, consistency and durability of the pad.

Gradually get the PFC pads up to temperature. Do not spend a longer time on the brakes than usual because this can create a thermal shock condition within the compound.

Perform several stops with progressively higher pedal pressure and braking force and from higher speeds. You will feel the effectiveness of the brakes increase with each successive brake apply.

Continuing this procedure a few more times is the best way to accomplish the new transfer layer and, due to the higher surface temperatures, will assure a complete removal of the old friction materials from the disc.

The disc should be allowed to cool as much as is practical, with ambient temperature being ideal. Allowing the disc to cool to ambient temperature will increase disc life and performance.

The pads are now properly bedded to provide consistent performance. The pads should be brought back up to the operating temperature range to guarantee optimum braking power. This depends upon the specific compound.

About PFC

Performance Friction isn’t just a product, it’s a mentality.

Our passion is in our product. We strive to deliver innovative products to the market that outperform the competitors’ and all preceding products. At Performance Friction we do not strive to meet industry standards, but to surpass them. We strive to continually drive the industry through improvement and innovation.

We have built the company with people who believe in, relate to, and adopt this philosophy. A philosophy that we believe our customers share. And we respect our customers, because they don’t just adopt our company philosophy, they live it. We are all too familiar with their character, their values, their objectives, because they are ones without compromise.

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