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02-04-2012, 05:59 PM
I just got some new ceramic brake pads. Got 'em home and opened the box and found that the small tube of grease included in the box had busted open.

About 1/3 of the surface of one of the pads was covered in grease.
Then I found that about 1/4 of the surface of another pad had grease on it.
The other 2 pads were clean.

I wiped off the grease, but are the pads ruined now? I don't know if the grease is flammable, or if it will damage the pads in some other way.

The pads are Bendix CT-3's.

02-04-2012, 09:40 PM
I'd take them back for an exchange...

02-04-2012, 10:40 PM
Exchange them. Any kind of grease or oil on brake pads (brake fluid, too) ruins them.