Brake Glazing Removal Guideline

Brake glazing is not that hard only if you know the easy way to do it. To make it clearer to understand, we assume that a brake lathe is not available, for it is not a tool that we usually keep at home. This write-up tells you about the ins and outs of brake glazing removal and helps you save money in the long run.


Step #1: Jack up and secure your car 

  • Use a floor jack to lift the vehicle up.
  • Place the jack appropriately to secure parts of the car.
  • Now, slowly lower the jack until the vehicle rests on the stands.
  • Then, remove the jack below.


Step #2: Remove the Wheels

  • Use an impact gun to remove the lug nuts.
  • Pull off the wheel.


Step #3: Remove the Brake Caliper

  • Dismantle the caliper pins that holding the caliper from the back.
  • Pull the caliper away from the brake pads and the rotor.
  • Take a bungee cord and use it to tie the caliper onto a fixed part of metal. This should keep it hanging.


Step #4: Remove the Brake Rotor and Brake Caliper Bracket

  • Pull out the brake pads of the bracket.
  • There are two bolts on the back portion of the caliper bracket, remove them.
  • Pull away the bracket.
  • Pull off the brake rotor.

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Step #5: Resurface the Rotor

  • Lay down the rotor on the ground.
  • Use an abrasive pad or cookie to slowly roughing up the surface of the rotor.
  • The process is complete as soon as your reflection fades away from the rotor.
  • Put back the rotor on the hub.

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Step #6: Replace the Brake Caliper Bracket and the Rotor

  • Place back rotor in its due place on the hub.
  • Use bolt holes to line up the bracket.


Step #7: Replace the Brake Pads and Brake Caliper

  • Place the brake pads into the bracket.
  • Clean and lubricate the side pins on the caliper.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s instruction to tighten the caliper pins.


Step #8: Replacing the Vehicles Wheels 

  • Put back the wheels on the hub.
  • Using your fingers tighten the lug nuts to ensure that the wheel is stung properly.
  • Torque down the wheels following manufacturer specifications.


Step #9: Lowering the Vehicle

  • Now, move the jack stands underneath the vehicle away.
  • Lower down the jack until the vehicle touches the ground.
  • Double check the torque using a torque wrench.


Step #10: Brandish Rotor and Test Drive

  • Pump the brake pedal until it gets firm.
  • Go for a test drive.
  • Perform several hard stops to brandish the rotor.
  • The job is done when the vehicle is operating properly.


Now grab your tools and get to work to perform brake pad glazing.


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