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Squealing brake pads

 
Author Eugene

Heading South
Male
#1 | Posted: 7 Aug 2013 11:50 
Recently put new Mintex 1411 pads (and shoes) on Eugene.
They brake really well, but boy do the pads squeal!

I have used the supplied sticky pads on the back of the pads, and used a lot of copper slip (and removed the pads and re-applied...)
Not a lot of change.

So, what else can I try?
Is using the sticky pad on the rear of the pad wrong?
(I guess they may be stopping the pad 'slipping' as required???)

Thoughts?

Eugene
Le Presidente

Author Mad Hatter
At Le Bounty
#2 | Posted: 7 Aug 2013 14:01 
Mintex M1144 brake pads are great but do squeal at braking speeds under 30mph

There are the following options -
  • Anti squeal shims are available at around £3.50 + Vat per pack from Hi Spec.
  • Pull the pads out and clean them up, smear a good 2mm coating of silicone sealant on the back. Let this set over night and replace.
  • Replace with Ferodo DS2500 brake pads, the same performance but no squeal


Author uncle albert

On ferry
#3 | Posted: 7 Aug 2013 20:06 
For a quick and easy fix, fit two hack saw blades into a hack saw, cut two swallow slots in the pads at 90 degrees to rotation, approx 3/32 inch deep. Refit with copperslip on the back. That should do the trick.

Author tookaphotoof
Driving through town
#4 | Posted: 7 Aug 2013 20:14 
I'll go with ncle Albert's option. Worked for me on a BMW in the past. Relax, back then, I never new how much more fun a lightweight was...

Author Eugene

Heading South
Male
#5 | Posted: 8 Aug 2013 08:11 
I went with Uncle Albert's suggestion, plus removed the 'sticky pad' on the back of the brake pads...
So far, it works!!!

Eugene
Le Presidente

Author Summit7

Driving through town
#6 | Posted: 12 Aug 2013 23:22 
Squealing Mintex pads to be heard below



Never bothered me that they squealed like a pig in Deliverance

Snakey

Author Mad Hatter
At Le Bounty
#7 | Posted: 13 Aug 2013 19:16 
Hatter On Board

Author AmbridgeTooFar

Planning a blat
#8 | Posted: 16 Aug 2013 08:53 
Anyone want to elaborate on the correct use of copper slip?

Author Pesky

Driving through town
#9 | Posted: 16 Aug 2013 10:43 
It was suspected to be the cause of many er... "lady area" infections in teenage girls, during the early 90's.

Studies have shown that it only seemed to effect those who had mechanic boyfriends......

......something to do with copper slip under the nails

Author Eugene

Heading South
Male
#10 | Posted: 16 Aug 2013 10:59 
So, latex gloves, and don't put copper slip on the front of the pad!!!

Eugene
Le Presidente

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