Front brake pad rails are pitted on 280K Jeep. Can I weld hard face to repair, or is there a better repair option without replacement?
I guess you could try, but it’d be a real bear if you found out at 60 mph that it was a bad idea.
I think I’d get a set from a junkyard if it was mine.
Joe, Were The Pads Hung Up ? Did They Stop Sliding ? Were The Calipers Still Floating ?
Did you wear through an inside pad while the outside pad was still quite good ?
I live in Salt & Rust Country, U.S.A.
I file / sand my non-GM cars’ slides as smooth as I can and then grease them up with waterproof brake grease when I do a brake job.
My GM cars save me time when I’m doing brakes and I really like those factory stainless steel slide covers. The brake pads love them, too. They slide really well on them.
Go GM! My daughter works at Pick-up plant in Ft. Wayne. I use Wagner pads, but they don't come with stainless rail inserts. I wonder if I can get rail covers to fit the Jeep. That might fix me up. I use rail grease, but the miles have added up, and the inside pad has notched about 2mm on each side. Thanks.