After market race/street brake pads with minimal dust?

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Chassis Upgrades' started by stuntdoogie, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. stuntdoogie

    stuntdoogie Active Member

    Are there any after market pads out that dont release the enormous amount of brake dust for our car?

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  3. BRGT350

    BRGT350 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I have yet to find a good, aggressive pad that doesn't make a lot of noise and dust. I tried the EBC stuff and had every pad seperate from the backing plate after a few laps on the track. I won't be using those again. I have used Hawk HPS and HP+ pads, both make a lot of noise cold. The HP+ pads sound like you don't have any pads, it is just metal on metal. They also make way more dust than the Fiesta ST pads. They will turn your wheels black from backing out the driveway. I had the HPS pads on my SVT Focus and noticed the dust stained the white wheels. I had to have them refinished. Trying to have a good balance of dust, noise, street, and track compounds is almost impossible. You can't have them all, so you have to compromise.
  4. stuntdoogie

    stuntdoogie Active Member

    You think these stock pads dust will stain wheels?
    Im afraid to buy light colored wheels for this reason.

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  5. stuntdoogie

    stuntdoogie Active Member

    Also in just a couple of days theae pads turned my stockies black.

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  6. BRGT350

    BRGT350 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Not sure if they will stain or not. They did not stain the stock wheels after 6 months and 15,000 miles. I only ran my white wheels for a week, which is not enough time to determine if they will stain. I plan on using some high temp wheel wax to help protect the finish and make them easier to clean.
  7. stuntdoogie

    stuntdoogie Active Member

    I found some reputable guy who charges $350 for some sort of glass coating on wheels. Ever heard of that?

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  8. eRic

    eRic Active Member

    a brake engineer told me I could pick one: clean wheels or awesome stopping power.
    so... i just hose off my wheels every once in a while.
  9. AlanBDahl

    AlanBDahl Active Member

    You could always wax your wheels which I think should keep the dust from sticking permanently.
  10. BRGT350

    BRGT350 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I plan on keeping the stock pads and adding G2 wheel wax. It works really well and holds up to the heat. I clean my car once a week in the summer, and don't mind doing a wheel clean-up mid-week to keep the white wheels looking great. It doesn't take long to touch up 4 wheels with a hose and pad.
  11. aar0n

    aar0n Member

    Old thread but my plasti dip got stained by dust from stock brake pads.
  12. graynicolas11

    graynicolas11 Active Member

    yeah plasti dipped wheels are a bitch with the pads. have to clean the rims once a week before they're filthy again

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