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Re[2]: Metal Master v. Rain

     I had metal masters on my 86 VW GTI.  They're great in dry weather, 
     but watch out in the winter time and driving in the rain.  The high 
     metal content in the pads provide poor friction between the pads and 
     rotors in cold and/or wet conditions.  Also, when you drive long 
     periods of time without touching the brakes (i.e. highway driving), 
     its a good idea to warm up the pads occassionally.

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Subject: RE: Metal Master v. Rain
Author:  Peter Henriksen <peterhe@microsoft.com> at Internet
Date:    4/29/96 7:07 PM

I always do a few quick stops after running through the (no touch, high 
pressure water only) car wash to dry off the brakes - just in case. I've 
always done that...
- peter, peterhe@microsoft.com, redmond, wa
  91 200qw
  94 acura legend gs
  80 mazda 626
>From:  Andrew Shea[SMTP:anshea@anselm.edu] 
>Sent:  Monday, April 29, 1996 12:44 PM 
>To:  Stephen Williams
>Cc:  quattro@COIMBRA.ANS.NET
>Subject:  Re: Metal Master v. Rain
>Hey all,
> Here is my one bad experience with metal masters... 
> I take my parents shopping on day.  I fill up with gas and get a 
>ticket for a free car wash (don't use them anymore!).  Car goes through 
>car wash fine.  I turn left out of the car wash, an try to come to a 
>before hitting the car in front of me.  Well I literally STOOD on the 
>brake petal.  My father (who was in the front seat) saw my rear end 
>out of the seat.  The car nailed the Saab in front of me.  Damn!  Next 
>time a try the brakes, they are fine.  From then on I 1) avoid car 
>washes and 2) am more careful in the wet.  I guess we all learn some 
>thing the hard way, at least mine was only at 5mph.
> Andrew