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give it up on brakes, already!


Well,
  Maybe not.  After all, scuffing the disc cuts glaze on a used rotor
and pads, and that DOES help squealing, especially if the brakes were
glazed by an incident of overheating.
  But then, what good would it do on (just abraded) new or turned
rotors?
Ahhh, the voodoo of car voodoo doodoo
Toby B

Steve Bradley wrote:
> 
> Well, I hate to buck the tide (not), but, I went to a tune-up shop
> here in Atlanta today to get my oil changed and the mechanic in the
> bay next to me was doing a brake job on late model F*rd.
> 
> He had just got the front rotors back from getting them turned and
> was using an air drill with a tool attached on the faces of the
> rotors. I asked him what he was doing and he said he was "swirling"
> them to keep the pads from squeeling. I asked him if that stopped it
> and he told me that it doesn't always stop it completely but that it
> makes a big difference. I asked what tool he was using and he said
> it was a special air tool made just for this purpose.
> 
> Looks like there's now at least two mechanics in Atlanta that don't
> know how to stop disc brakes from squeeling. There is apparently
> also a tool manufacturer that is taking advantage of all these
> mis-guided brake  mechanics. Think we should report them?
> 
> Steve B.
> 
> Steve B.


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