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Old 03-28-2012, 09:55 AM
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Default Rejuvenating your brake pads?

It's time to replace the brake pads on my baja. Right now I'm running the vertigo triple brake pad setup. I was wondering if anybody has used a type of spray on rubber material like plasti dip to possibly rebuild the surface of the brake pads (in order to save some money)? Is this a good idea? Bad idea? I've never worked with plasti dip, so I'm not real familiar with it's properties. Is there a better spray/brush on alternative? Is it just not worth the hassle? I would love to hear some thoughts on this subject.


Old 03-28-2012, 12:16 PM
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Default RE: Rejuvenating your brake pads?

the plastic dip I've used in the past wasn't made for heat or abrasions
Old 03-28-2012, 01:54 PM
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Default RE: Rejuvenating your brake pads?

That's true. As I do a little more research, I'm realizing that plasti dip in particular would probably not work. I'm still interested to know if there is something similar that would work. I'm not in desperate need of some DIY solution, but it's always fun to have a quick fix handy for some of these things. I was toying around with the idea of maybe cutting up some cheap bike brake pads to use as replacement pads, and see how long those last. I think I've heard of people, in past threads, using pieces of old worn out tires as pads.
Old 03-28-2012, 01:58 PM
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Default RE: Rejuvenating your brake pads?

I have heard of people using brake pads for cars, cut them to size by using a Dremel or similar and glued them onto the surface of the old worn out pad. Of course remove the old stuff first
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I have heard of people using brake pads for cars, cut them to size by using a Dremel or similar and glued them onto the surface of the old worn out pad. Of course remove the old stuff first
There you go. That was it. It wasn't old tires, it was old car brake pads.
Old 03-29-2012, 02:07 PM
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Default RE: Rejuvenating your brake pads?

It was correct about the "old", it was just the wrong car part
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Default RE: Rejuvenating your brake pads?

Careful cutting and grinding on brake pads, a lot of them are still made from asbestos.
Old 03-30-2012, 11:53 AM
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A good piece of dense leather just might work. After all thats what was the original brake material on the first automobiles.
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Just buy the eom part. Seems like more of a hassle on what you are trying to save money on
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Default RE: Rejuvenating your brake pads?

I've redone motor cycle brakes
JB weld and a hot cure
get some old brake pads off a junker, heat will soften the adhesive
why not try it
in the U.S. asbestos is banned in manufacturing, still wouldn't breath the brake dust.
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