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Brake lubricant

Brake lubricant

Brake lubricant types

Brake lubricant is available in several types to accomplish to things; make parts slide and dampen vibrations.

Silicone-based brake lubricant

Silicone-based brake lubricants, also called synthetic brake grease will not damage rubber parts and can handle the high heat found in braking systems. It lubricates sliding parts and is also dielectric, so it reduces/prevents corrosion, especially when used between dissimilar metals.

Use silicone brake lubricant on:

• Caliper slide pins
• Under anti-rattle clips to reduce corrosion
• On the face of the caliper piston to dampen vibrations
• On the noise reduction shims where they contact the brake caliper to dampen vibration
• On the anti-rattle clips to aid in pad movement and prevent corrosion

apply brake grease on caliper

Molybdenum brake lubricant

Molybdenum (Moly) grease is used to dampen vibration and prevent vibration transfer from one metal component to another.

Use Moly grease on:

• Metal-to-metal contact areas like noise reduction shims where they contact the caliper
• On the anti-rattle clips to aid in pad movement and prevent corrosion

Anti-seize is not a brake lubricant

Many people apply anti-seize to caliper pins, to the back of noise reduction shims and on anti-rattle clips.

Anti-seize is NOT approved for use on brakes. It is NOT a lubricant and should never be used on sliding parts. It’s only job is to prevent metal parts from seizing due to galvanic action or corrosion.

 

Posted on by Rick Muscoplat

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