Brake pads that produce less dust?

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I remember reading about some alternative brake pads that produce less dust, but my memory being what it is means I can't remember the details. Can anyone help me?

I'd like to replace the front brake pads and discs on our 2016 C200 which has the larger AMG Line wheels and discs with the holes. I'd otherwise buy the standard MB set from MB Newcastle on eBay, but a less dust version might be good to try (and I guess just buy the MB discs?).

No real rush as in truth this will probably be a job for the spring as I have to work outside on this car, but just want to do my research and maybe even get the parts ordered ready (or on the off chance we get some dry bright weather).
 
I fitted Powerstop carbon ceramic pads to my S63 AMG Coupe. Shipped in from America. While the wheels were off, cleaned & protected with Gtechniq C5 Wheel armour. Absolutely no dust. So easy to wash.
 
I fitted Powerstop carbon ceramic pads to my S63 AMG Coupe. Shipped in from America. While the wheels were off, cleaned & protected with Gtechniq C5 Wheel armour. Absolutely no dust. So easy to wash.
Thanks, that's one name to look out for. I had ceramic in the back of my mind, but wasn't sure.

I've already deep cleaned the wheels on both sides just after we bought the car, but only some Poorboys wheel seal on them at the moment. They clean up pretty well, but if there is a choice for not huge amounts more, then I might as well fit them.

This was the inside of one of the rear wheels when we got the car:

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Came up well though:

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Wheels look good after a lot of work. Get the Gtechniq on, fit ceramic pads then they will stay like that.
 
I came across another thread (after I'd started this one, sorry) that mentions some Ferodo Premier Eco Friction as an option, so I've got a few to look at now with the Red stuff or ceramic ones as well.

It's a very low mileage car so it's not that hard for me to keep the wheels clean as I have a soft wheel cleaning 'stick' thing, but if it's just a matter of choosing a different type/brand, especially if not much more than the MB part I figure I might as well. Not like I'm paying MB rates to fit them as I'll DIY anyway.

Thanks for all the help so far. :cool:
 
I came across another thread (after I'd started this one, sorry) that mentions some Ferodo Premier Eco Friction as an option, so I've got a few to look at now with the Red stuff or ceramic ones as well.

It's a very low mileage car so it's not that hard for me to keep the wheels clean as I have a soft wheel cleaning 'stick' thing, but if it's just a matter of choosing a different type/brand, especially if not much more than the MB part I figure I might as well. Not like I'm paying MB rates to fit them as I'll DIY anyway.

Thanks for all the help so far. :cool:

I've been buying EBC Redstuff since 2007 and so ended up with full pad sets on 3 cars , whilst very satisfied they are expensive so having learnt about the less expensive new kid Ferodo Eco Friction , Pops was interested to pair with new Brembo front discs , and he the verdict is excellent , not surprised given the R&D .

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So after bedding in the wheels where washed and this is the result one month later , the front wheels are on the right .

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Thanks @Gazwould it was a post you made in another thread that I'd seen the Ferodo Eco pads mentioned. That's great after a month on such light coloured wheels too. The supplier I found near me is £82 for the front set, though it says 'prepared for wear indicator' so I don't know if that can be transferred over from the existing or whether I need to buy a new pad indicator cable/sensor separately as well?

Slightly embarrassingly I came across another thread that I'd actually posted in about these pads too, though to be fair it's been a very busy time since I retired in May and that's probably the one I was thinking off when I started this thread. I'd looked on Pistonheads thinking it was there, so that's my excuse for not finding it before. :D This other thread is also about discs and that OEM ones tend to go rusty, so I will look into the ones mentioned that seem to come with a better paint finish on the disc 'bell' (or whatever it's called).

This was the other thread I'd replied on incase it helps anyone else who comes across this thread in future:

Advice on Brake Pads & Discs Required | Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension

EDIT: Just to note that on that thread the Ferodo pads say about them being used as 'original equipment on C Class since 2015'. I wonder if they were fitted on my previous company cars (65 plate C220d and 68 plate C220d)? They may have been changed for other types during the life of the car (serviced at MB though). I can't recall whether they were less dusty than these ones as I never bothered cleaning the wheels like I have on our car...I'm guessing ours have been changed by now at 31,000 miles when we bought it earlier this year, so new Brembo discs and a set of Ferodo pads would hopefully improve things.
 
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Wear indicators can swap over from existing pads assuming you don't yet have the change brake pad warning.

Prepared for brake wear indicators means the pads will have a slot in them for brake wear indicators to fit into
 

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