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   5 months 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!

    • Renee Havemann
      Renee Havemann  2 weeks back

      ChrisFix I love you and your videos

    • wanos
      wanos  2 weeks back

      @Cordero Blake check connections on starter. seems you've got high resistance when warmed up. oil leaking on starter?

    • George Fenrich
      George Fenrich  3 weeks back

      GREAT VIDEO! ! ! Not sure why 1200 people Disliked this video... What's there to Hate on?

    • Ser Twonkling the onyon rehng knight
      Ser Twonkling the onyon rehng knight  1 months back

      Extremely interesting video.

  • gazza 2.0
    gazza 2.0  1 days back

    why so much dislikes?

    • davouchi1
      davouchi1  1 days back

      I dunno how i missed this episode.. absolutely loved it! I hope you make more like this! Cheers from Australia

      • The Flying Hockey Puck

        Chris WOULD be the guy to fly to another country just to get some brake pads

        • william dawkins
          william dawkins  3 days back

          What about the break pad material?

          • TwoWheel Lunatic
            TwoWheel Lunatic  4 days back

            Hey Chris. This is Priyam from Mumbai,India. I have been watching your DIY videos since a very long time. I am writing this comment to find a solution of a problem with my car.
            So I own a 2002 Honda CR-V (Type 2). There is something wrong with the car’s battery. Last night we started the car and went for a long drive. Everything was fine. Today morning when I tried to unlock the car with the remote,it won’t. Then When I tried to start the car, everything went blank. Not a single light on the dashboard and the car wouldn’t even crank. The battery went fully dead. And this is the second time this is happening. We bought a completely new battery and it’s dead. So can you please tell me where the problem can be at? Not a single light was left on and the battery was completely new. Same thing had happened a week ago,but the battery was old. We suspected the old battery and changed it with a new one. Now I think there is a problem with the car. And yes,the alternator also seems to be fine. Do reply, it will help me a lot since I am not being able to find a solution to this anywhere on the internet. Thank you mate.

            • ChrisFix
              ChrisFix   3 days back

              It could be a number of things, the car battery connections might be corroded or loose, or even a parasitic drain on the entire electrical system.

          • Double Tap
            Double Tap  4 days back

            12:32 how did they fill those punched holes?

            • Arrchee D'man
              Arrchee D'man  4 days back

              fantastic manufacturing video

              • ssuo ben
                ssuo ben  5 days back

                This is even better than the plumbus manufacturing process.

                • Blake Murtagh
                  Blake Murtagh  5 days back

                  Really enjoyed this video Chris, big fan of the show "how it's made" so I would definitely like to see a series of these videos.

                  • danteelite
                    danteelite  5 days back

                    I really like that they let you do your own thing. I like that this is a ChrisFix video, and they didn't insist on an employee babysitter to explain everything. It felt much more natural, fun, and less like sponsorship making me much more likely to buy their product in the future! My scooter actually needs brakes, so I'll see if they have what I need!
                    Thanks again for this, and thanks to NRS for being cool and letting you do this on your terms!
                    I know it was probably more controlled than it seems, but I cant express enough how much better the video is because it honestly felt like they just let you run around and film whatever you wanted, and that feeling is everything in this type of video!
                    Good luck on the next one, I'm really looking forward to seeing to who opens their doors to you next!

                    • Animalistic_ GamingV
                      Animalistic_ GamingV  6 days back

                      Face reveal!!!!!

                      • Jarred Seals
                        Jarred Seals  6 days back

                        Hey Chris I was just wondering if you have some sort of rule of thumb for buying a first car. For example a friend of mine told me whatever year the car is that’s how much I should spend max. (2010 I’d pay 10,000 max)

                        • Karol Kowalski
                          Karol Kowalski  1 weeks back

                          Totaly on board with theese type of videos!
                          Wheel bearings please!😉

                          • Mobile Terminaluser
                            Mobile Terminaluser  1 weeks back

                            DEFINITELY MAKE MORE "HOW THEY'RE MADE" VIDEOS!!!

                            • GiGaHarrySfotter
                              GiGaHarrySfotter  1 weeks back

                              Very nice video Chris!

                            • A T
                              A T  1 weeks back

                              I'M SO GRATEFUL THAT A CHANNEL LIKE THIS EXISTS! Thank you so much!!

                              • Raul Ferro
                                Raul Ferro  1 weeks back

                                For me, ceramic brake pads all the way. I use 'em on all my rides.

                                • Kurt Hansen
                                  Kurt Hansen  1 weeks back

                                  Should of watched this before replacing my brake pads... OE brakes didn't have the shims so thinking they weren't needed I removed them from my replacement brake pads >.>

                                  • Cory Brett Chambers
                                    Cory Brett Chambers  1 weeks back

                                    I think this was really helpful, definitely think u should do more videos like this👍👍

                                    • Danielle Muncie
                                      Danielle Muncie  1 weeks back

                                      This was so cool!!! I'm kind of a nerd when it comes to "behind the scenes" stuff. I'm totally addicted to this kind of thing and since I've become so fascinated with learning everything I can about fixing things on all vehicles, this was totally awesome!!

                                      • Vatnam Singh
                                        Vatnam Singh  1 weeks back

                                        gud job bro

                                        • Falcon
                                          Falcon  1 weeks back

                                          Exactly 3:43
                                          You can see a reflection of a tree in the metall
                                          But we can still hear the factory
                                          Did you just overlap the video and audio
                                          Or is this illuminati confirmed

                                          • Vinod Yadav Katrala
                                            Vinod Yadav Katrala  2 weeks back

                                            Yes we want the manufacturing process...

                                            • Sherri Wood
                                              Sherri Wood  2 weeks back

                                              Fantastic! Thank you Chris and thank you NRS. This is so timely for me as I need new brake pads in the near future and I certainly know the brand I will be choosing.

                                              • TheJackal917
                                                TheJackal917  2 weeks back

                                                Amazing channel. I love it!

                                                • Istvan F
                                                  Istvan F  2 weeks back

                                                  Thank you, Chris!

                                                  • Pablo Ajungo
                                                    Pablo Ajungo  2 weeks back

                                                    What about the rinse in soapy water??? Lol

                                                    • immDroidz
                                                      immDroidz  2 weeks back

                                                      I loved this, keep it going!
                                                      Could also give you some more content for the winter months :D

                                                      • Kurt Hamblin
                                                        Kurt Hamblin  2 weeks back

                                                        Great video, you have raised the bar yet again. I'm a professional mechanic and in all my 30 years of practice I've never been this appreciative of a how to video. There is great detail and appreciation for the testing factor too. I'd like to see how water pumps, wheel bearings, cv joints, and brake rotors and drums.
                                                        Keep up the good work

                                                        • newhawk
                                                          newhawk  2 weeks back

                                                          Great production quality, as always. You can definitely tell the passion that goes into your videos. It's no wonder why your channel is so great.

                                                          • Ray Villarreal
                                                            Ray Villarreal  2 weeks back


                                                            • probro
                                                              probro  2 weeks back

                                                              Those animations are so on point 😁 The jiggling of the plates when the frame is moving to the next bath 😍

                                                              • MUSTANG GT fourpointsix2valve

                                                                on my 1998 mustang gt I replace the rear for now because there would making noise and I went drill vented rotors and ceramic brake pads

                                                                • DFX2KX
                                                                  DFX2KX  3 weeks back

                                                                  (looks up what the front brakes would run on the 07 Focus)

                                                                  Considering the quality of manufacture, I was expecting them to be quite a bit more then $150. That's not bad at all. Shame they don't make shoes for the rear.

                                                                  • mohamed attia
                                                                    mohamed attia  3 weeks back

                                                                    More of this please 😬🤙 you are doing a great job to increase ppls knowledge about cars LL be great ..and you sir are great

                                                                  • KaSTer 2014
                                                                    KaSTer 2014  3 weeks back

                                                                    Really i like so much this episode..
                                                                    I have an fx35 infiniti 2008. And i didn't find anything about it especially regarding spare parts..any help on that ?

                                                                    • J Moringlan
                                                                      J Moringlan  3 weeks back

                                                                      The video was awesome 💪

                                                                    • Rachel Saccardi
                                                                      Rachel Saccardi  3 weeks back

                                                                      More “how it’s made” videos!

                                                                    • Paul Duncan
                                                                      Paul Duncan  3 weeks back

                                                                      Thanks for the factory tour and I loved the transitions in this video! I loved the how it’s made content. Please do more in the future!

                                                                      • Don Pressler
                                                                        Don Pressler  4 weeks back

                                                                        I myself am always interested in seeing not only how things work but also how they are made. This was a very good video thank you.

                                                                        • Michael Clouser
                                                                          Michael Clouser  4 weeks back

                                                                          That was Awesome!!! You should make more of these. Love your videos too. Yours are the go to videos I use whenever I need to do something.

                                                                          • Matt Mokhtari
                                                                            Matt Mokhtari  4 weeks back

                                                                            Very interesting and informative video! I wish to see another video about making the friction material itself.

                                                                            • Sammy Daboul
                                                                              Sammy Daboul  4 weeks back

                                                                              I really enjoyed it, you could show us whatever you want I'll be watching lol Maybe how engines are made

                                                                              • alvee kajempa
                                                                                alvee kajempa  4 weeks back

                                                                                Chris, how about the friction material were made?you skipped this process

                                                                                • Reshika Hariparsad
                                                                                  Reshika Hariparsad  4 weeks back

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                                                                                  • hugochka
                                                                                    hugochka  4 weeks back

                                                                                    Great video Chris! And soo well done. Addictive even. Keep up the great work!

                                                                                    • doublenickelbob
                                                                                      doublenickelbob  4 weeks back

                                                                                      How about the restoration world