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Decent Brake Caliper Lube

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qaz393 wrote:
May 19th, 2017 11:06 am
sil glyde..............
Not sure where to find it. I will go to the Napa Auto Parts store and look for this.
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Siward44 wrote:
May 19th, 2017 11:50 am
Not sure where to find it. I will go to the Napa Auto Parts store and look for this.
Napa has something similar in a tube. Works well enough.
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Whatever you use make sure it's safe for rubber. That generally means a non-petroleum product. You don't want to melt/degrade the rubber bushings the pins slide through. Syl Gylde should be safe and the Permatex stuff you used is safe.

You really should be lubing 1-2 times a year for best results. I don't think you can expect anything to last more than 2 years without gumming up.

I've been using Teflon spray to lubricate my pins with good results. I take my pins out, put them on a drill and buff the pins clean. Then I coat them with teflon spray. I like the teflon spray because dirt/grime doesn't stick to it like the sticky, thick lubes. I only use those for the back of the pads.
http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/wd-40 ... 8090p.html
Last edited by engineered on May 19th, 2017 12:33 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Silicon dielectric lube, easy to find compared to the other stuff.
Don't buy that Canadian Tire caliper lube and use it on your caliper pins.. your rubber will eventually swell/break/seize in the caliper.
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engineered wrote:
May 19th, 2017 12:33 pm
Whatever you use make sure it's safe for rubber. That generally means a non-petroleum product. You don't want to melt/degrade the rubber bushings the pins slide through. That 3M copper stuff looks like it may be petroleum, it's meant for metal to metal contact . Syl Gylde should be safe and the Permatex stuff you used is safe.

You really should be lubing 1-2 times a year for best results. I don't think you can expect anything to last more than 2 years without gumming up.

I've been using Teflon spray to lubricate my pins with good results. I take my pins out, put them on a drill and buff the pins clean. Then I coat them with teflon spray. I like the teflon spray because dirt/grime doesn't stick to it like the sticky, thick lubes. I only use those for the back of the pads.
http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/wd-40 ... 8090p.html
The 3M stuff that I pasted above is not copper based . Its silicone based. Eric the Car guy recommended exact same product in his video.
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Eze slide by kleen-flo. I was told by napa it's similar to silglyde.
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All the Amazon postings are over 40. That is a bit pricey for silicone.

So far I got Amazon and Napa. Anywhere else in the GTA?
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Siward44 wrote:
May 19th, 2017 2:37 pm
All the Amazon postings are over 40. That is a bit pricey for silicone.

So far I got Amazon and Napa. Anywhere else in the GTA?
For something that you'll likely use for years its cheap!
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Asker123 wrote:
May 19th, 2017 12:53 pm
The 3M stuff that I pasted above is not copper based . Its silicone based. Eric the Car guy recommended exact same product in his video.
I see the issue, the amazon page has the wrong 2nd image on the page. That's what I based my comment on.

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engineered wrote:
May 19th, 2017 3:01 pm
I see the issue, the amazon page has the wrong 2nd image on the page. That's what I based my comment on.
I see.... ok... No dont go by that image .. The title clearly say Silicone and i bought it from amazon.ca ... This stuff is white in color means no copper .. Using it for last 3 years.
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Siward44 wrote:
May 19th, 2017 2:37 pm
All the Amazon postings are over 40. That is a bit pricey for silicone.

So far I got Amazon and Napa. Anywhere else in the GTA?
Damn.. you are right but I looked for you from my order history... I got it for 25 or so dollars in 2015. I dont know whether this was on deal or prices increased so much just in 2 years...

3M 08946 Clear Silicone Paste - 8 oz.
Sold by: Amazon.com.ca, Inc.
CDN$ 25.82

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