Can the Transfer Layer on Rotors from Ceramic Brake Pads Wash Away?

65754IMG3458jpg_00000025218No, the transfer layer is bonded to the rotor’s surface and cannot be washed away by water or wheel cleaners. The only way to remove it is by removing it with a brake lathe or extreme heat.
 The transfer layer is always being worn and replenished by the brake pad during braking. These pads produce dust. Adherent friction is easier on rotors, but the pads become the primary wear component.