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The brake dust is INSIDIOUS...

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The front door jamb. The leading edge of the rear door. The rear of the rear door opening. The exterior of the rear hatch. The sticky margin of the paint protection film on the rear door opening (that stuff isn't coming off). Unless you track your car the first thing I'd suggest to a new owner is to swap the pads out. We got the gray wheels after reading about this, but man, this stuff gets everywhere.

EDIT: oh, I see. There are no other street only front pads available :(
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FYI Ford is redesigning the front brake pads for some unknown reason but dust could be it. The pads are now unavailable and should be here in a month or two.
That's good to hear. Has to be dust and low speed grabbiness. On the grabbiness note, it was pretty bad. I've never driven a car with brakes that grabby at the end of coming to a stop, but I've never used crazy race pads so there's that. I went and did a bedding procedure on the car to solve that. My wife drives the car gently and for short distances so I have a feeling the pads were a little '"green" for lack of a better term.

Unfortunately it could just be a supplier change, or something to coincide with the facelift that the car is due for. Might turn out to be better though.
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