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Old 02-20-2013, 10:54 AM   #310874
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Originally Posted by mkodama View Post
That's a lot of it. There is also the issue of burning off all the binders from the pad construction that off-gas the first few times they heat up(this is a big one), getting the surface of the pad and rotor to wear until they have full contact with each other, and wearing the rust resistant coating off coated rotors.

Also, what you mentioned is cohesive friction, but some abrasive friction is also happening, and it's usually a balance between higher fade resistant abrasive friction versus lower temperature but higher bite cohesive friction to slow the car down.
Thanks Miles the pedant :p That's a bit more than he needs to know I'd say.
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