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    Garage price for fitting front n rear pads?

    How much would a local garage charge to fit front and rear pads?? with the pads supplied. The back discs and brakes are standard but on the fronts i have wilwood 4 pot calipers. My friend said he would charge me 60, i duno if thats good though

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    60? :Othats expensive! i usalyy charge around £20-30
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    what part of the uk are you from ??
    I can do the pads on my Wilwood's in 2 mins a side
    rears are a bit longer
    I would say £30 all in an be done in 20 to 30 mins

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    what pads do u have mate?? im in south west bristol

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    Depends if "fitting pads" means literally chucking them in or if he's going to strip and clean all four calipers too then fit new pads, which is the proper way of doing it. On that basis, I'd be giving myself about 1.5 hrs...

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    on fitting them they are easy to clean
    I clean them every week when i do the cars
    1.spray them with some alloy cleaner leave for 2 mins
    2.Spray off
    3.job done

    when i change my pads I just pop then out spray off with brake cleaner
    clean up slidders an copper slip them
    stick new pads in jobs a good one

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    I wasn't meaning 'clean' as in 'oooh shiny!' I was meaning, remove the calipers, remove the caliper carrier brackets completely, clean the pad slides with a light file then wire brush, clean the caliper slide bolts with fine emery cloth, rebuild greasing all contact points.

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    £60 isn't bad if he can do it properly. Otherwise would probably be looking at £80-£100 at a garage for around 2hours labour.

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    £60 sounds about right.

    Pretty much an hours labour.
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    dave if you keep them clean they stay clean
    my cleaner is a derv powered steam cleaner keeps every thing brake dust free

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