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Old 02-09-2021, 06:37 PM   #1
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1LE Rotors showing black streak

I have a 2018 SS 1LE that is showing a black streak on the front rotors only. I was just wondering if I’m being paranoid or is there something wrong with the pads? Could it be brake dust build up causing this?

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Old 02-09-2021, 06:41 PM   #2
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do you track it?
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Old 02-09-2021, 06:51 PM   #3
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I don’t track it. But I do go on spirited drives every now and then
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Old 02-09-2021, 07:31 PM   #4
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Googled rotor hot spot and found this

https://brakeperformance.com/inspect...brake%20rotors.
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Old 02-09-2021, 09:49 PM   #5
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Man... I didn’t think that it would be hot spots. Any chance it’ll just go away? Might have to take the brake pads off and inspect them.
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Old 02-10-2021, 11:43 AM   #6
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If you do not have any brake vibration/Pulsation then just keep driving this is not really something to worry about.
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Old 04-20-2021, 12:02 PM   #7
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That looks like uneven transfer of pad material where the disk was hottest in the middle. Keep an eye on it, but it'll likely fade with normal driving. If you start to get vibration in your brake pedal then have the rotors honed and re-bed the brakes to prolong the life of your pads+rotors.


Keep an eye out for uneven pad wear like one edge wearing faster than the other on a single pad or inside/outside wearing faster. That could indicate a stuck caliper or a caliper pin that needs some grease to slide properly.


I frequently get stuff like this (but much worse) from abusing my poor non-1LE brakes on track without properly bedding. You want that pad material on the rotor but ideally it should be distributed more evenly.


Disclaimer: my only qualification is that I have used up a lot of pads+rotors and change them myself. I am not a mechanic.
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