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      04-22-2011, 11:55 AM   #1
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Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Hazleton, PA

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Where to find OEM backing plates for brake pads?

I'm looking to swap in different discs/pads for track days. While removing the pads for analysis (calipers still look great, OEM pads, many hard autocrosses on them), I noticed the metal backing plate on the pads is either glued or melted fast to the brake pad. I tried prying it off from all angles, and this started to damage it so I gave up for the time being.

Is there anywhere I can get replacement backing plates only, without the pads? The aftermarket pads (Hawk HP+) did not come with any, but they are clearanced for them, as evident when lining them up next to the OEM pads.

What does everyone else do if they want to re-use the OEM plates on different pads?