...no, i haven't performed any special bedding procedure, merely driven normally since they were replaced two weeks ago...the truth is that, outside of a track, i don't brake very much in my daily driving - i really enjoy carrying as much momentum as possible, throttle down as needed, and gently brush my brakes only toward the finish of a dead stop where required...
bedding increases the effectiveness of your brakes when you need them in an emergency. I had the same squeeking issue when I replaced the front pads on my Cobra, and they went away after the bedding procedure based on the suggestion of an oldtimer mechanic/racer friend of mine. Doesn't hurt to try :shrug:
ps, after braking in, keep driving a bit until they cool down, if you clamp on the brakes and stop while its hot, you'll get uneven bedding on the rotors.
...i followed the bedding procedure this weekend: found a nice, empty, uninterrupted straight with turnarounds at both ends, and spent about fourty minutes repeatedly braking from sixty to ten followed by about twenty minutes at speed, then drove home to park for the night without any braking at all...my brakes are completely silent now and perform very well - thanks for the tip!..
To show an example of the dust created, most of which falls straight down. This is the dust from eight Ferodo DS2500 pads for the Evo. I threw the file package on top to show the $8 Lowe's 10" cross-cut bastard file I picked up the other day for this. It's garbage now. I'd have prefered a slightly more coarse file but the selection was non-existant. Total time was about 30 minutes and I should have picked up two files.
Just hold file against bottom of box and rub pad against it (wrapped in rag to minimize blisters from pad). Nothing too scientific.