A guys i was reading a magazine the other day. And they were doing a big brake upgrade on a civic, and before installing the new brake pads and rotors. The guy was washing the rotors with a scotchbrite pad and some soap.
I think they said it would help the pad and rotor perform better.??
You have to wash off the coating that is usually found on new rotors. If you don't, there'll be a bad smell when you burn it off braking. I usually use brake cleaner and a rag, since they were using soap maybe they were also trying to wash away any grease or grime they might have gotten on the rotor during the install.
I just scuff 'em with fine sand paper. Seems to do the trick.
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