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      12-06-2018, 01:58 PM   #1
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Issue with Ceramic Pads on Steel Rotors

So I want to change out the pads on my m6 gran coupe as the brake dust is simply a nightmare for someone like me who prides themselves on having a clean car. I will likely go with Power Stop pads for the front and Akebono for the rears (don't think Akebono makes the ceramic fronts for the m6).

But my question is, for those of you who've made this change, did you get a weird rust-like ring on your rotors after the swap? I put the Akebono's on my previous AMG this past summer and while the brake dust dramatically decreased, I developed this rust ring on my rotor which drove me insane. Is there some special break-in process I need to be aware of before I install them on the GC? The look was enough to make me want new rotors while I had the AMG. Attached is a photo of what I'm talking about..

Side note: I call myself doing the hard braking from 25-40mph thing on the AMG but it didn't seem to help.

Any steps and/or ceramic pad recommendations are greatly appreciated.
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      12-06-2018, 10:58 PM   #2
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i wouldnt bother with ceramic pads. they offer far less initial bite than genuine/textar OE pads.

i would personally go with EBC yellowstuff brake pads on steel rotors. they offer better bite than genuine pads and dust less, but nowhere near as little as ceramic pads.
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I had EBC reds ceramic front and rear on my E63s and were great , about 50% less dust than stock and initial bite and street driving was better than stock , and they were quiet! They come with a rough surface on the pad to bed in the rotor properly
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anyone have any experience with the pagid (non yellow) pads?
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      12-07-2018, 11:31 PM   #5
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I had EBC reds ceramic front and rear on my E63s and were great , about 50% less dust than stock and initial bite and street driving was better than stock , and they were quiet! They come with a rough surface on the pad to bed in the rotor properly
redstuff is a low metallic and not a true ceramic like akebono. akebonos literally do not dust
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redstuff is a low metallic and not a true ceramic like akebono. akebonos literally do not dust
But do they leave a ring like he said?? Im in the market for new pads myself
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redstuff is a low metallic and not a true ceramic like akebono. akebonos literally do not dust
Thoughts on almost no dust (Akebono) but RedStuff but at least perhaps better breaking bite:
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That ring isn't a problem with ceramic vs not, IMO. That is a bad install or bad pads. Not getting proper contact with rotor and wiping the full surface.
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Yeah Iíve been running power stop pads on the M for over a year now with no issues.
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