FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  1. Why are VelveTouch Semi-Metallic Carbon brake pads superior to traditional replacement pads?
  2. Does VelveTouch have a part for my fleet application?
  3. Who manufactures VelveTouch Carbon Semi-Metallic brake pads?
  4. Where are VelveTouch Carbon Semi-Metallic brake pads manufactured?
  5. Where can I find an authorized distributor of VelveTouch Carbon Semi-Metallic disc brake pads?
  6. What causes brakes to squeal?
  7. What can fleet managers do to reduce brake noise?

Q 1. Why are VelveTouch Semi-Metallic Carbon brake pads superior to traditional replacement pads?
A 1. Velvetouch Semi-Metallic Carbon brake pads extend pad and rotor life and minimize annual vehicle downtime, labor and material costs. On-vehicle and lab tests show VelveTouch Semi-Metallic Carbon brake pads improve pad and rotor life up to 67%. The unique formulation combines the performance and heat resistance of carbon fiber composites with the durability of traditional semi-metallic brake pads.

Q 2. Does VelveTouch have a part for my fleet application?
A 2.

Q 3. Who manufactures VelveTouch Carbon Semi-Metallic brake pads?
A 3. VelveTouch is a brand of severe-duty fleet disc brake pads owned and manufactured by Carlisle Brake and Friction, manufacturer of advanced friction products for Aerospace, Automotive, Construction, Mining, Military, Truck, Powersports and Motorsports markets.

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Q 4. Where are VelveTouch Carbon Semi-Metallic brake pads manufactured?

A 4. VelveTouch Semi-Metallic Carbon brake pads are manufactured in a Carlisle Brake and Friction ISO/TS16949 facility in Medina, OH, USA. ISO/TS certification ensures that the company follows well-defined procedures for ensuring quality products. The main objective of the quality system is to meet customer requirements at the lowest possible cost.

If you have a question about Carlisle Brake and Friction or any of their friction products, please contact www.carlislecbf.com.

Q 5. Where can I find an authorized distributor of VelveTouch Carbon Semi-Metallic disc brake pads?
A 5. To find an authorized distributor of VelveTouch Carbon Semi-Metallic disc brake pads, email info@velvetouchproducts.com or call customer service at 1-800-542-0972.

Q 6. What causes brakes to squeal?
A 6. There are a number of reasons for brake noise. Sometimes brake squeal can be an indicator that there is a problem. Maintenance is required if you experience brake squeal for any of the following reasons:

  • Lack of friction material (brakes need to be replaced)
  • Loose fitting brake in the caliper
  • Loose fitting or missing brake hardware (i.e. shims, anti-rattle clips)
  • Loose lug nuts or caliper hardware
  • Debris caught between the rotor and the surface of the brake pad
  • Heat cracked or worn rotors
  • Uneven finish on resurfaced rotors

Sometimes a user may experience brake noise when no maintenance is required. We call these NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) issues. Brake squeal is typically caused by vibration between the brake pads, rotors, and brake calipers. Some brands of semi-metallic brakes are more likely to experience brake squeal due to the metallic ingredients in the brake pads. VelveTouch Carbon Semi-Metallic disc brake pads have a great reputation for being a low noise, high-quality pad.

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Q 7. What can fleet managers do to reduce brake noise?
A 7. First, choose a high-quality performance friction material such as VelveTouch Carbon Semi-Metallic disc brake pads that combine the performance and heat resistance of carbon fiber composites with the durability of traditional semi-metallic brake pads. Next, consider the following checklist during installation:

  • Rotor type – Select an OE or high-quality replacement rotor to use in conjunction with VelveTouch Carbon Semi-Metallic disc brake pads.
  • Rotor finish – Make sure the rotor surface is clean, smooth and flat. If turned, apply a non-directional finish using a bead brush or 12 grit sand paper.
  • Pad fitment – When installed the pad should fit snugly without rattling or movement. If not, then inspect and replace hardware and abutment clips as necessary.
  • Lubrication – Noise is typically a result of vibration being transferred between components of the brake system. Proper lubrication of these contact points can greatly reduce this from occurring. High temperature synthetic lubricant containing moly should be applied at all contact points of the pad and the brake system, making sure not to get any lubricant on the friction surface.

 


     
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