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Hawk Pad thickness. Others have issues?
« on: January 02, 2019, 07:01:03 AM »
I went to install Hawk pads and could not get the pad in the front side of the caliper. If so, is there a safe way to remove a 32" of an inch or so? I did notice there was an noise insulator on them.

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Re: Hawk Pad thickness. Others have issues?
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2019, 02:28:19 PM »
I would take a flat plate (steel, marble or glass), lay down some 100 grit and sand away the difference on the friction surface. You are '"surface plating" the pads. Use a caliper to measure thickness as you go.

I've had issues with race pads and that was my cure.
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Re: Hawk Pad thickness. Others have issues?
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2019, 08:52:22 PM »
Bill,
I had considered a flat surface of that nature, but was concerned about seating correctly. I feel comfortable about using the method now. Thanks, Bill.
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