Brake Pad Bedding Procedure
IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT THE BEDDING IN PROCEDURES ARE BEING
DONE ONLY ON A RACE TRACK. PAGID RACING MATERIAL IS NOT
LEGAL FOR STREET USE.
If pads do not get bedded properly and / or used too hard right
out of the box will likely lead to pad glazing. Pad glazing
is a condition where the resins in the pad crystallize on both,
the pad friction surface and the brake disc surface, resulting
in poor stopping performance, brake judder and vibrations.
- To transfer a layer of friction material onto the brake
disc faces to achieve maximum performance.
- To stabilize compressible materials to avoid a spongy
- To boil off volatile elements in the friction compound
in order to have the initial green fading during
bedding and not during the race.
- To align the pad surface with the brake disc surface to
have full contact.
Also rapidly escaping volatile elements and moisture from the
resin would seek an immediate escape route out of the friction
compound, creating small fissures that would lead shortly to
cracking and chunking.
1.) BASIC BEDDING IN
To initiate some heat in the brake discs and pads.
- 4 to 6 stops with medium brake pressure from approximately
150 km/h (90 MPH) to approximately 80 km/h (50 MPH).
- Distance between each brake stop approximately 300 - 400 meters
(300 to 400 yards).
- The pads should not reach temperatures above 400° Centigrade
- No dragging!
- Blocking of the air ducts might be helpful to reach appropriate
2.) IMMEDIATELY AFTER BASIC BEDDING IN
AT HIGH SPEED
Simulating race conditions
- One stop with medium to heavy brake pressure, without allowing
brakes to lock from approximately 180 km/h (110 MPH) to approximately
80 km/h (50 MPH).
- No dragging!
- Recovery stops with light brake pressure 3 to 4 times. (Cleaning
- Repeat the high-speed stops including recovery stops 2 to
- Allow a cool-off distance of approximately 500 m (500 yards)
between high-speed stops.
If possible, pads should be bedded on used but NOT worn out
Pagid brake pad material can be used either on solid, grooved
or cross-drilled discs.
For disc bedding please refer to the disc manufacturers
MOUNTING NEW PADS ON USED DISCS
Edges of pad surface should be filed roughly to 45 degrees to
ensure that the pad carries fully and evenly and is not touching
the edge of the disc.
Do not use discs, which are pre-bedded, or have been used with
friction material other than PAGID.
pads are developed for high performance events. Motorsport is
dangerous. PAGID racing pads are sold without warranty, expressed
or implied. No warrant or representation is made as to this
products ability to protect the user from injury or death.
The user assumes that risk.