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      09-05-2012, 04:46 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by bigjae1976 View Post
My understanding is that bedding can help reduce wear on your pads and rotors. High temp pads work differently than street pads. Track pads rely on heat in the friction material and the pad kind of acts more like a sticky glue which grabs the rotor vrs a street pad which uses pressure against a hard friction surface. By bedding high temp pads and creating a thin layer of the pad material on the rotor disc, you improve performance and reduce wear.

I believe I got this from Zeckhausen.
Thanks for refreshing my memory, I think I've read that article before. Anyway, my point was that after the first session at VIR, I get a good layer of brake pad material on the rotors. Which was why I said by the end of the first session, there is a nice blue tint on them. My theory is that the process happens naturally at the track. But I don't have much to back it up with other than my own experience at VIR.