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#1 stoneface

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 01:37 PM

Found these in my garage. They must 20+ years old atleast, and never used.

Are they likely to be any good? Do brake pads degrade?

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#2 mini_in_progress

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 02:19 PM

Im unsure if there usable, but there a very cheap item to buy and modern ones are much better quality and do there job better, also not knowing how old they are they may even contain asbestos



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Posted 12 May 2018 - 03:42 PM

Personally, I'd use them. Pads might be on a low mileage vehicle for years, and yours have been tucked up in drawer.

 

Others may have differing opinions.



#4 Cooperman

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 04:12 PM

They will be fine. Pads don't de-grade with age.

#5 GraemeC

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 04:30 PM

There'll be fine.

I doubt they'd have asbestos in them as they are at least post mid-1995 as it is an 01 phone number



#6 Boycie

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 04:55 PM

I'd use them too.  Incidentally, £23 back in 1998 is equivalent to over £40 nowadays!



#7 CityEPete

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 05:14 PM

There'll be fine.
I doubt they'd have asbestos in them as they are at least post mid-1995 as it is an 01 phone number


Automotive use wasn't banned until 1999,even the last MPI Minis have an asbestos warning label on the slam panel.

#8 gazza82

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 05:18 PM

They may actually stop better ...

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 05:27 PM

Should have no issues. Remember all brake dust is potentially harmful - asbestos or not, so take sensible precautions regardless and you'll not go far wrong.

Edited by Swift_General, 12 May 2018 - 06:04 PM.


#10 stoneface

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 05:58 PM

Thanks all.

Yes they were expensive pads back in the day. They've been sitting in a box along with lots of other goodies that I'd forgotten about.






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