How Brake Pads are Made

  • Published: 03 July 2019
  • Brake pad replacement? Ever wonder how to make brake pads? Usually I show you a DIY like how to replace brake pads, but in this video I show you how brake pads are made!
    Brake pads from this factory:
    To make brake pads, we start out with raw pickled and oiled steel. The steel gets stamped into a brake pad backing plate which gets analyzed to make sure it meets OEM specifications. Next the brake pad backing plate goes to the NRS press to get a mechanical attachment. Then the backing plates get galvanized and finally brake pad friction material is added. The manufacturer can add and friction material they want such as semi-metallic, organic, or ceramic friction material. Lastly the shim is made and installed on the brake pad and they can be sent to testing! When it is all said and done, I took the brake pads we made and installed them on my truck with new brake rotors!

    The company that let me film in their factory is giving all of my fans 20% off their brakes using the code "20off" at checkout. I do not make any money from this! They are doing this to get you guys to try out their new technology brake pads and I will always share a discount to help my subscribers. Here is the link:

    How to replace your own brake pads and rotors:

    How to Replace Drum Brakes:

    Drum to Disc Conversion: Still working on this video

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  • ChrisFix
    ChrisFix   2 weeks back

    The company that let me film in their factory is giving all of my fans 20% off their brakes using the code "20off" at checkout. I do not make any money from this! They are doing this to get you guys to try out their new technology brake pads and I will always share a discount to help my subscribers. Here is the link:

    This video was one of my most favorite that I have ever made! It took about a months worth of work and I hope you enjoy! It took a lot of time and work to make and NRS brakes literally closed down part of their manufacturing line so I could film this. It’s absolutely incredible how much help they were! I hope you guys like it and I hope other brands reach out so we can do more of these how-it’s-made episodes!

    Also I will be in Ireland for a meet-up on Saturday July 13 so check out my Instagram or YouTube stories for more info if you are from Ireland!

    • Ernie Gutierrez
      Ernie Gutierrez  4 hours back


    • huyen tran
      huyen tran  7 hours back

      ChrisFix Brake Rotor Are Made Of Rust Steel And thats why they rust!

    • huyen tran
      huyen tran  8 hours back

      ChrisFix You Such A Technican!! Great Job!

    • Kristiyan Trenov
      Kristiyan Trenov  18 hours back

      Hey man , after I watched your video for changing AC compressor I decided to change mine on my Bmw e36 m52b20 engine. I got one problem .. one of the bolts behind is super tightened up and i can’t get it off.. i try few techniques, but I finished damaged the head of the bolt. The space there is not big and not comfortable for work.. please give me some tips and tricks bcs one bolt is holding the whole changing mission!! I will be happy for your fast reply!

    • Mohammad Hindi
      Mohammad Hindi  3 days back

      The best channel ever to explain car maintenance 🇯🇴🇵🇸

  • Arun Kumar
    Arun Kumar  2 hours back

    A long back, I was expecting drum brake to disc brake conversion. Was that video published? I can’t find it. Could someone please share the link to vid?

    • robert hildebrand
      robert hildebrand  2 hours back

      I'm trying get a chrisfix video on building an engine forged internals sleeved cylinders built head 😂

      • S.W.A.H official
        S.W.A.H official  4 hours back

        can you get a toyota trueno 86

        • Boy Vega
          Boy Vega  5 hours back

          That’s Fresh keep it up with the videos

          • SSX-Ecutioner
            SSX-Ecutioner  5 hours back

            Question, what is foot pounds of torque? How do you know a lug nut would be at say 70 ft lbs of torque?

            • TeW33zy
              TeW33zy  5 hours back

              yes but not here. create another channel called engineering in depth or something like that but don't do it here, its a waste of subs and funds. add a channel just for that.

              • Perry Benitez
                Perry Benitez  6 hours back

                Yo Chrisfix can I use awd rotors on a fwd car?

                • Travis Studebaker
                  Travis Studebaker  6 hours back

                  Loved the video. Can't wait to see more

                  • Jonathan wiley
                    Jonathan wiley  7 hours back

                    Yes some more videos like this

                    • Carter Reeves
                      Carter Reeves  7 hours back

                      Why don’t you post videos more often

                      • Ismael Garcia
                        Ismael Garcia  9 hours back

                        Can’t wait when he finishes the drift stang

                        • TheDoctorPlayzYT :3
                          TheDoctorPlayzYT :3  9 hours back

                          Dream Car vid????

                          • epstein james
                            epstein james  10 hours back

                            Thanks Chris Fix, you've taken your posts up a notch.

                            • Daniel Bernardo
                              Daniel Bernardo  10 hours back

                              I definitely would like to see more videos of how car parts are made.

                              • Xander Dafo
                                Xander Dafo  10 hours back

                                You need to install a new throttle body on the driftstang

                                • Heather Baker
                                  Heather Baker  12 hours back

                                  I met you today:)

                                  • Abdul Kadir
                                    Abdul Kadir  13 hours back

                                    Can u make a video of cleaning your lights on your mustang

                                    • Lee Bayliss
                                      Lee Bayliss  13 hours back

                                      I'd love to see more how it's made type videos

                                      • aaf1218
                                        aaf1218  14 hours back

                                        Unfortunately, they do not make pads for Subaru's. I didn't see Subaru in their drop down list. I love watching how quality pieces are made. Tires would be fun or a retreading of tires would be interesting.

                                        • Justin DeLutis
                                          Justin DeLutis  15 hours back

                                          Could you do a video on how to swap a manual transmission into a car with an automatic?

                                          • Carlos Gomez
                                            Carlos Gomez  15 hours back

                                            OUT OF STOCK - Unavailable until further notice DAMMIT !!! LOL

                                            • SuperMarioAydon
                                              SuperMarioAydon  15 hours back

                                              Chris I did a shout-out on my video and u were the one that got a shout-out

                                              • tsx3214
                                                tsx3214  15 hours back

                                                Knowing what goes into THESE brake pads will help you justify spending the extra money the product sells 3X the amount

                                                • HetGameKanaalNL
                                                  HetGameKanaalNL  15 hours back

                                                  What mustang do you drive?

                                                  • Shannon Vosloo
                                                    Shannon Vosloo  15 hours back

                                                    That was cool.

                                                    • Tremain Exford
                                                      Tremain Exford  15 hours back

                                                      Enjoyed it, great vid!!!
                                                      How brake friction compounds are made and different types/materials for next vid, maybe?

                                                      • MrFun466
                                                        MrFun466  16 hours back

                                                        Chris , in the kill switch you said you got your dreamcar i watched your video you didnt show it

                                                        • Rick Haley
                                                          Rick Haley  16 hours back

                                                          you had me at "pickled & oiled steel"

                                                          • KepkaShow
                                                            KepkaShow  16 hours back

                                                            I have an idea! What if you go to Ford and film how they make Mustangs???

                                                            • Hotdog Water
                                                              Hotdog Water  20 hours back

                                                              ChrisFix: "So extreme chances are you'll never see this on the road"

                                                              Me: Sees Fast And Furious Tokyo drift and watches a car explode

                                                              • Hotdog Water
                                                                Hotdog Water  20 hours back

                                                                Yo chrisfix since you live in NJ are you going to that car show on the 21st?

                                                                • Joshua Herring
                                                                  Joshua Herring  20 hours back

                                                                  “In the next video I’m going to show u my dream car” ok Chris ok

                                                                  • Kopfstroh
                                                                    Kopfstroh  20 hours back

                                                                    Hello Paintball007

                                                                    • The Goat Boyo
                                                                      The Goat Boyo  21 hours back

                                                                      Super clean the del sol

                                                                      • malahi douieb
                                                                        malahi douieb  24 hours back

                                                                        Nice video bro,hope we get to see more of it

                                                                        • Mart
                                                                          Mart  24 hours back

                                                                          Wth ? Dont replace them, just grind the sticking ends down a bit.

                                                                          • Young Boss Nation HD
                                                                            Young Boss Nation HD  24 hours back

                                                                            When is the new car reveal coming out, Awesome Vid Btw, Liked and Subbed.

                                                                            • Darren Williams
                                                                              Darren Williams  1 days back

                                                                              Question about servicing schedules. With so many things that need changing at different mileages, how can i remember when stuff needs doing? with everything else in life we need to remember it seems impossible!

                                                                              • Jankis Janki
                                                                                Jankis Janki  1 days back

                                                                                Rb26 swap who'se with me ? Like Com

                                                                                • Bruce Lee
                                                                                  Bruce Lee  1 days back

                                                                                  Amazing content , this is how i like YouTube , you are great man!

                                                                                  • Asher Searles
                                                                                    Asher Searles  1 days back

                                                                                    Chrisfix could you do a clear coat repair video

                                                                                    • bg147
                                                                                      bg147  1 days back

                                                                                      How sad. You have to travel to another country to see how brake pads are made.

                                                                                      • rian raschke
                                                                                        rian raschke  1 days back

                                                                                        Hey ChrisFix what happened to the 19993 Honda Del Sol? Plz respond i watch all your videos.

                                                                                        • Christopher Saldaña
                                                                                          Christopher Saldaña  1 days back

                                                                                          You could of used soapy water to clean them brakes...

                                                                                          • Neato Electro
                                                                                            Neato Electro  1 days back

                                                                                            Loved this video format Chris! I'd love to see how other vehicle parts are made, especially windshields.

                                                                                            • Herry Santoso Loo
                                                                                              Herry Santoso Loo  1 days back

                                                                                              Such a nice detailed video

                                                                                              • Robert Binz
                                                                                                Robert Binz  1 days back

                                                                                                We wait an entire month to see how brake pads are made, what the hell man?