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Old 01-31-2018, 11:02 AM
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so currently I am looking into options to get a better slipper pad for a vehicle using something similar to a garolite material based pad.

However, I was wondering if anyone has done anything on the slipper plate side of things so the pad "bites" more to the plate? The plates have a annodizing to them that is pretty slick, which makes me wonder if the additional slip we are seeing and then subsequent pad glazing could be improved by removing this coating?

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Old 01-31-2018, 11:51 AM
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If the plate wasn't smooth the slipper wouldn't slip at all, you would basically be eliminating the slipper at that point.
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Old 01-31-2018, 01:14 PM
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If the plate wasn't smooth the slipper wouldn't slip at all, you would basically be eliminating the slipper at that point.
i agree. You can clean it up, actually should do that regularly to take the glaze of left over pad off. If your looking formore slip assocoated and others make a slipper with multiple pads. They also make pad material in different material types.
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yeah right now its almost like too much slip, so maybe that is worth looking at at least for the vehicle I am using (this isn't something that uses standard pads, etc.)
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maybe its time to replace it with a new unit.
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you could scuff the plates with high grit sandpaper
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Playing around with different gasket materials for slipper pads may be something to look into. It comes in rolls so you will need to cut them out to fit your slipper. I run an AE VTS slipper stock and like it.
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thanks. working with a seller here on maybe some different pad materials, just need to send him the size specs.
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