Global Mod Team
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Congleton - The centre of
Re: Replacing Pads and Discs
I think Gazza is correct. As supplied the pads can come with a coating (I assume to stop them getting damaged) this coating is removed with something like meths because it dissolves it, but then evaporates, so leaves no residue on the pads.
It's not a big deal forgetting to do it, the first time you brake it'll remove the coating, but I suppose that first time the brakes won't be as effective as usual.