Brake Pads Bedding Procedure (by WinmaX)

Before bedding the pads

Please be aware that if you are using a new set of WinmaX brake pads on a used set of disc, the bedding procedure will take longer as the pad must clean the material deposited on the disc and create a new friction material layer on it.

This process can be accelerated if you resurface the brace disc in advance.

Make sure the disc surface is clean and grease free.

Brake pad bedding

Correct brake pad bedding procedure is essential to ensure maximum performance of the brake system on the car.

Incorrect bedding can lead to excessive decrease of pad and disc life’s well as lack of breaking performance.

Correct bedding is achieved by slowly increasing the temperature on the pads and discs. Potential issues like overheating and pad glazing should be avoided as much as possible so it is important that the process is slow. Make sure the pads are correctly installed on the car.

Optional heat shield plates and left foot breaking should not be used during the bedding procedure.

  • Using 60-80% of pedal pressure, decrease the car speed from 80 km/h (50 mph) to 20 km/h (12 mph). Repeat this process 7-9 times.
    Do not drive the car to a complete stop as this will increase rapidly the temperature of the pad.
  • Repeat the procedure from 120 km/h (75 mph) to 80 km/h (50 mph), and from 120 km/h (75 mph) to 20 km/h (12 mph).

Allow some time without braking cool down the discs and pads before increasing the brake force. After each repetition you should feel better braking.

If you can, use temperature measuring tools, make sure your system is around 400 °C (752 °F).

Do a visual check on the discs to see if the friction material of the pad is deposited homogeneously, and if not, repeat the process.

Once it is finished, perform some high pressure braking to ensure the system is working correctly. You can re-bleed the brake system to maximize the performance.