Get the maximum out of your brakes



Start the bedding process with 3 – 4 light applications of the brake pedal from 30mph to 10 mph.


Once the new pads are fitted, apply the brake pedal at crawling pace to establish the brake system is working correctly.


Follow the below steps according to which material you have fitted.

M 1144

7 Medium Brake Pedal Pressure applications from 70mph – 30mph

M 1155

8 Medium Brake Pedal Pressure applications from 90mph – 30mph

M 1166

7 Medium Brake Pedal Pressure applications from 70mph – 30mph

When carrying out the bedding process do not trail brake, left foot brake or allow the vehicle to come to a complete stop. To do so may hinder the future performance of the material.

Once the process is complete, allow the brakes to completely cool before returning to the circuit.

M 1144

Bedding M1144 compound for road use.

To optimise the braking performance of your new M1144 performance road brake pads you must allow for a ‘bedding in’ process as the new brake pad friction material has to condition its self with the brake discs on your vehicle.

Generally in normal driving conditions the M1144 pads will require approximately 200 miles to become fully conditioned. During his period we recommend that you avoid hard or aggressive braking.

Note: Excessive brake during the bedding period can cause the friction material to overheat resulting in glazing of the pad face and effect the overall braking performance.

If your vehicle is not used on public highways then please see our Racing bedding procedure.




Introduce temperature into the new pads by 12 – 24 short hard applications in a low gear to ensure input is limited.


Accelerate to a high rpm and apply the brakes in a short hard application, then accelerate back to the higher rpm. Repeat this 8-10 times.

After these steps a lap can be driven to test the brakes. If necessary the entire process can be repeated to gain a better feel. On Returning to the pits the brakes should be allowed to completely cool. When carrying out the bedding process, do not allow the brakes to drag or bring the car from a very high speed to a very low speed or stop. To do so may result in damage to, or failure of the brake system.


The F series compounds contain special Sub Strata Fillers (SSF’s); these replace ferrous particles dislodged from the disc (Rotor) under severe braking. This leaves the disc with a high polished finish, which provides better brake control and modulation (brake feel).

Used against a new disc, SSF can act as a ‘Carbon Stripper’ and therefore it is necessary to condition a new disc with a different friction material (F4 is recommended but other high friction materials can be used) Once this coating has been transferred, follow the bedding procedure for the used disc.

Note. Failure to follow the correct bedding procedure may result in sub-optimal brake performance.