October 25, 2012, 10:04 am
Depends on the pad really, standard stuff just drive them normally. If you've put some performance ones in then follow the manufacturers guidelines - the Pagids RS14/15 I used in my Scooby and VX220s/Elises went something like this
1.) BASIC BEDDING IN
To initiate some heat in the brake discs and pads.
4 to 6 stops with medium brake pressure from approximately 150 km/h (90 MPH) to approximately 80 km/h (50 MPH).
Distance between each brake stop approximately 300 - 400 meters (300 to 400 yards).
The pads should not reach temperatures above 400° Centigrade (550° Fahrenheit).
Blocking of the air ducts might be helpful to reach appropriate temperatures quicker.
2.) IMMEDIATELY AFTER BASIC BEDDING IN AT HIGH SPEED
Simulating race conditions
One stop with medium to heavy brake pressure, without allowing brakes to lock from approximately 180 km/h (110 MPH) to approximately 80 km/h (50 MPH).
Recovery stops with light brake pressure 3 to 4 times. (Cleaning procedure)
Repeat the high-speed stops including recovery stops 2 to 3 times.
Allow a cool-off distance of approximately 500 m (500 yards) between high-speed stops.