LuxInterior Reader
June 1, 2014 2:00 a.m.

Being cheap, I put some bargain centric pads on the front of the Miata. Now, every time I pull up to an intersection, they squeak like a motherberkleyer. It's bad. It's loud. The squeak lasts for as long as I'm braking.

Thirty years ago, when I worked in a shop, we sprayed Permatex on the back of pads to keep the horrible brake squeak to a minimum. What's the anti-squeak goo of choice now? The car is my DD. It'll see 2-3 track days this year.

dropstep New Reader
June 1, 2014 6:05 a.m.

they actually sell little packs of the anti vibration coating at the counter in most parts stores!

Karacticus Reader
June 1, 2014 6:19 a.m.

I've used this stuff to pretty good effect

Noise free

Trans_Maro UltraDork
June 1, 2014 9:19 a.m.

Did you scuff the rotors? What's the surface finish like?

Make sure the calipers move freely?

Anti-squeek goo is a band-aid and shouldn't be needed.

Streetwiseguy UberDork
June 1, 2014 9:34 a.m.

You've heard the old Harley riders line about loud pipes saveing lives? Loud brakes probably save more pedestrian lives...

BMW bike riders prefer loud ties.

westsidetalon Reader
June 1, 2014 9:45 a.m.

assuming you change out the bargain pads on track days?!

SlickDizzy PowerDork
June 1, 2014 9:47 a.m.
westsidetalon wrote: assuming you change out the bargain pads on track days?!

I'm in this boat...bargain parts store pads have NO PLACE at an HPDE.

Gearheadotaku PowerDork
June 1, 2014 9:08 p.m.

You get what you pay for. Now go buy some Wagner Thermoquiets. (not for track use, but really nice for a DD)

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