GCinDC wrote:Stone Meadow wrote:stop using moderate brake pressure. The idea is to get heat into the pads and bed them into the discs, so don't use unusually light braking. Rinse, repeat half a dozen or so times, then let the pads cool off to ambient temperature and they are ready to rip.
thanks! of course i forgot to clean the new pad tho i was careful not to touch the business ends. i wouldn't have thought to rinse them. i'll try that. the rotors are brand new, perhaps no name. hope that wasn't a mistake. cheers. appreciate the answer!
Don't rinse the new pads...just the discs. That's to prevent emory paper residue or the former pad's material getting mixed in with the new pads, or tearing them up.