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Oct 3, 2020, 9:02 PM

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I recently bought the Hawk performance ceramic brakes for my C7 Z51. I installed them, but I believe I may have messed up. When I had the old Brembo semi-metallic brakes on when the disks would get wet they would have a rusty look from the metal particles rusting, but this would go away after the first use of the car. Now I think the pads are off alignment as you can see in the pictures the outer part of the disk is being rubbed more than the inner as the rust is not going away of the inner part of the disk. Any advice on how to fix this would be really appreciated.

Thank you

(This post was edited by Hammer Time on Oct 4, 2020, 4:12 AM)

Tom Greenleaf
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Oct 4, 2020, 12:04 AM

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You have to reduce
size of pics
to see this well at all but
I get the idea.
It all needs to go IMO isn't contacting
rotor(s) where pads should no matter what type.
Rust is either rotor or pads try to use
pads that don't have "rustable" metallic
ingredients or you get this worse
and looks terrible when normal.
"Corvettes:" No surprise use "cool" looking
things thru the wheels OE go OE should
be better but not always.
That's when aftermarket may have same
or better rated OE specs and NOT make
this kind of mess.
Note: Don't just toss either just pads or rotors
and expect brakes to behave it appears
they were not done at the same time
in hard to see pics? That's what you
get for 1/2 doing brake work or
seriously lousy parts well marketed to sucker
you to buy them, Tom

Hammer Time
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Oct 4, 2020, 4:15 AM

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Yes, the pictures were WAY too large. I deleted them for the time being. Our imaging software makes it real easy to reduce the size.


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