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Posts Tagged: brake grease

Anti-seize versus brake grease

Anti-seize versus brake grease Never use anti-seize on brakes That’s right, many youtubers are dead wrong in recommending anti-seize for brakes. In fact, using anti-seize grease on your brakes can actually cause the problems you’re trying to avoid. Here’s why anti-seize grease is the wrong product to use on your brakes: • Anti-seize is not a lubricant and should never be used to lubricate sliding/rotating parts. • It’s petroleum based, so it can degrade rubber boots, seals, and O-rings on contact. • Because of its high metal solids content, copper, … Read More

Brake grease

Which brake grease goes where? When you apply your brakes, parts move. All those moving parts require some type of grease to ease movement and prevent friction and noise. Many people are confused over which brake grease to use and where to apply brake grease during a brake job. Here’s the scoop. Clean these brake caliper and abutment areas before applying brake grease The brake caliper bracket and brake abutment areas form rust over time. Rust expands as it forms and that expansion can reduce the clearances between brake pads … Read More

What brake grease to use

Brake grease is a special synthetic high-temp lube for lubricating brake parts Using the right brake grease is critical to maintaining proper caliper operation. The right brake grease lubricates sliding parts, prevents rust, dampens brake vibration, reduces squeal, withstands high temperatures and doesn’t degrade rubber parts. Where you need brake lube Apply rubber safe brake grease to the caliper slide pins Brake grease on the slide pins prevents corrosion, lubricates the slide pins to allow for full release, and prevents rust. The lube must be rated safe for rubber/nitrile/neoprene contact … Read More


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