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   3 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!

    • Myles Romo
      Myles Romo  2 days back

      ChrisFix when u put roll cage in Mustung

    • Shane Spracklin
      Shane Spracklin  2 days back

      Welcome to Canada 😁

    • Ernie Gutierrez
      Ernie Gutierrez  2 days back


    • huyen tran
      huyen tran  2 days back

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

    • huyen tran
      huyen tran  2 days back

      ChrisFix You Such A Technican!! Great Job!

  • Domantas Sinkevic
    Domantas Sinkevic  1 hours back

    When you said you'll show your dream car... well you didnt reveal it

    • Jahi Mees 2019
      Jahi Mees 2019  4 hours back

      do a face reveal pls

      • Anthony Gulliford
        Anthony Gulliford  4 hours back

        Are you ever gonna do a meet and greet.

        • ERKAN IŞIK
          ERKAN IŞIK  6 hours back

          selam chrisFix, ford fiesta ön sol tekerden titreme var , diskler degişdi,balatalar degişdi, rot balans yapıldı rot ayarı yapıldı, lastik jant iyi, 70-90 km ile frene basınca titreme var, direksiyonu park halınde cevırınce tık tık ses gelıyor neden yapar? araç 2013 1.5 tdci mk7 ford fiesta

          • Nut Twg
            Nut Twg  8 hours back

            Can you do a video on mildew removal in a floor board

            • Mister M Yass
              Mister M Yass  8 hours back

              Very cool! Love your videos Chris! Thanks for all you do. As an idea; I'd be interested to see how windshields or other auto glass is made. Since today's glass isn't just glass, I'd be curious to see how they mold the glass to shape and add sound dampening etc.

              • Amy Fuger
                Amy Fuger  8 hours back

                I work at an autoparts store and I recommend your videos to soo many DIYers!! Thank you for making these videos! I really liked this one as well!!

                • Xprt Hawkeyes
                  Xprt Hawkeyes  8 hours back

                  Hey Chris, I got a question please. So for my A/C in my car, on the driver side, it shoots out normal cold air for this summer. But on the passenger side, it shoots out hot air which concernes me. Does that mean that I got to charge the A/C compressor or is there something more wrong with it?

                  • KiranTaker270
                    KiranTaker270  9 hours back

                    this was really interesting to see i'd love to see more

                    • u1c5
                      u1c5  9 hours back

                      he is a good youtuber i watch every video he posts :)

                      • clash of clans
                        clash of clans  11 hours back

                        ChrisFix really has been lagging on the videos ...he was doing so good and growing his channel pretty fast /: sad to see his work slowly dying

                        • Jesus Ramirez Jr
                          Jesus Ramirez Jr  11 hours back

                          Fix a 1994 Volkswagen Jetta GLX

                          • Angel Got the dough
                            Angel Got the dough  12 hours back

                            I’m using all your videos in training to know what to do with my future gt86

                            • Brice RAQUIN
                              Brice RAQUIN  13 hours back

                              Thanks for the info... Really good to know how are chariots are made for better understanding and control

                              • Davidzeedtv
                                Davidzeedtv  13 hours back

                                Hey guys so I’m from UK and I own a Vauxhall/Opel Astra the problem with its that when I go in 3rd gear it jerks a little but is still driveable other than that no issue it also shows that the check engine light should I be concerned and try fix straight away or is it something easy I can do on my own pls help

                                • Sarah Gilmore
                                  Sarah Gilmore  13 hours back

                                  Wow surprised you didn't paint anything lol keep up the good videos!

                                  • Grayson Parks
                                    Grayson Parks  14 hours back

                                    Byougatti 😂

                                    • Grayson Parks
                                      Grayson Parks  14 hours back

                                      I laughed when he said Bugatti

                                      • Bernaccia Emanuele
                                        Bernaccia Emanuele  14 hours back

                                        Bruh when you’re doing the supercharger video?

                                        • Viktor Wangen Friberg
                                          Viktor Wangen Friberg  15 hours back

                                          Omg can you plz make more drift stang vidios

                                          • 300ZXXX
                                            300ZXXX  15 hours back

                                            Up Next: How to Install Entire After Market Basic Sound System


                                            • ツLucky
                                              ツLucky  15 hours back

                                              New Chrisfix Motto: Out With The Old, In With The New!

                                              • Bazzyg
                                                Bazzyg  15 hours back

                                                Awesome video!! I would love to see how clutches are made.

                                                • Matthew Slinker
                                                  Matthew Slinker  16 hours back

                                                  Hey Chris When are you going to do a face reveal?

                                                  • Juan Solo
                                                    Juan Solo  17 hours back

                                                    Chris, you should do a whole series of building a project street racer car, with all the tutorials and stuff, I'd watch that stuff all day all night

                                                    • FAZE RUBS123 fortnite/videogames

                                                      that will help

                                                      • FAZE RUBS123 fortnite/videogames

                                                        good video Chris

                                                        • Jon Servet
                                                          Jon Servet  17 hours back


                                                          • Lucka Jaliashvili
                                                            Lucka Jaliashvili  18 hours back


                                                            • Lucka Jaliashvili
                                                              Lucka Jaliashvili  18 hours back

                                                              It is not crazy but it is col

                                                              • JASON BRIAN
                                                                JASON BRIAN  20 hours back

                                                                I want you to do a conversion from drums

                                                                • captain laga
                                                                  captain laga  21 hours back

                                                                  Hey Chris @Chrisfixit @Chrisfix I know it's late after the video but I was on holidays .Anyway I'm back and I would like to know if you will do a steering wheel change in the near future .I have and I 2004 Subaru WRX STi and I want to change the wheel but I don't know how .If you happen to see my comment I would be pleased to know the answer either here in the comments section or in the next video .Thanks a Lot. By the way I love your videos so keep up the amazing work.

                                                                  • Zharfan Zayn
                                                                    Zharfan Zayn  22 hours back

                                                                    Hey chris, can you show me how to remove big deep dents in my car

                                                                    • MyKonaRC
                                                                      MyKonaRC  22 hours back

                                                                      Good old US of Canada!

                                                                      • hrvatski bosanac
                                                                        hrvatski bosanac  24 hours back

                                                                        PiCkeLD n oiLeD

                                                                        • JR's Garage
                                                                          JR's Garage  1 days back

                                                                          Man, so bummed, NRS doesn't make pads for Nissan/Infiniti. At least not 2003 models... 20% off would have been great.

                                                                          • Filip Czwarno
                                                                            Filip Czwarno  1 days back

                                                                            WTF? You file off the rust and put a little bit of water/temperature resistan grease e.g copper one.

                                                                            • old style cars
                                                                              old style cars  1 days back

                                                                              You should show how to switch a manual to a automatic or the other way around some people know what you need but what do you need to replace when doing

                                                                              • WorldRenownedCFE
                                                                                WorldRenownedCFE  1 days back

                                                                                120.00 for NRS brake pads (lol)

                                                                                • WorldRenownedCFE
                                                                                  WorldRenownedCFE  1 days back

                                                                                  How it's Made just got a new host!

                                                                                  • WorldRenownedCFE
                                                                                    WorldRenownedCFE  1 days back

                                                                                    Plenty of Brake pad factories in Michigan, you wasted Jet fuel

                                                                                    • TH3 CLASS1C
                                                                                      TH3 CLASS1C  1 days back

                                                                                      Hey Chris you should do a face reveal sometime

                                                                                      • Joshua Smith
                                                                                        Joshua Smith  1 days back

                                                                                        How/what was the friction material made/of?

                                                                                        • Steve Berra
                                                                                          Steve Berra  1 days back

                                                                                          You sound just like chuck the welding guy lol

                                                                                          • Seth Riggle
                                                                                            Seth Riggle  1 days back

                                                                                            How are clutches made?

                                                                                            • Dylan Drury
                                                                                              Dylan Drury  1 days back

                                                                                              They don't sell em on the site for my 02 F150 =(

                                                                                              • lol XD
                                                                                                lol XD  1 days back

                                                                                                Play Jenga with those pieces of wood on the metal coil tons