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Old 05-24-2011, 11:35 PM   #1
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i changed the brakes at 90k and overlooked greasing the slide pins and now i want to re-lube it. the brake system works excellent still, i'll have a piece of mine knowing there is fresh and excellent lube there to protect my pins from wearing out and or seizing. Heard a lot of mixed reviews on sil-glyde, crc sta-lube and the whole line up of permatex brake lube. What have you used thats a proven replacement of what honda uses?... molykote m-77 i think?.....that stuff is hard to find and really expensive, so i think i'll pass on it.
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i used the synthetic grease(leftover from energy suspension bushing kit :D) n mix it with synthetic marine grease(YAMAHA grease D)......as long as it's non-oil based i think you'll be safe. main concern is lube it without degrade the rubber boot isnt it?

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Use silicone brake lubricant, anything else is a waste of money, or will potentially swell the rubber components. Its 2 bucks at any parts store.
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i changed the brakes at 90k and overlooked greasing the slide pins and now i want to re-lube it. the brake system works excellent still, i'll have a piece of mine knowing there is fresh and excellent lube there to protect my pins from wearing out and or seizing. Heard a lot of mixed reviews on sil-glyde, crc sta-lube and the whole line up of permatex brake lube. What have you used thats a proven replacement of what honda uses?... molykote m-77 i think?.....that stuff is hard to find and really expensive, so i think i'll pass on it.
Molykote was the best but is no longer available in small quantities for purchase.(I searched and searched) However Honda does provide a small packet of Moly with every set of brake pads. If that is unavailable I personally use Wurth Silicone. It is a little pricey but well worth it. One tube will last me about 6 months or so, but this is with several dozen brake jobs in addition to what ever else i may use it for. (I use it for EVERYTHING) if you are a DIY'er it may well last you for years. You only need to use a little dab here and there.
http://www.international-auto.com/lu...d-lube-gel.cfm




**(I dont order from this site, I get it from our parts vendors, I was just using this site as a reference)
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we use anti seize its a grey pastie substance but it seames to work good
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silglyde only...or some synthetic lubricant that is specific for slide pins only.

if you use any sort of anti-seize compound on the slide pins you will have seized caliper pins in no time.
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silglyde only...or some synthetic lubricant that is specific for slide pins only.

if you use any sort of anti-seize compound on the slide pins you will have seized caliper pins in no time.
Correct. Anti seize has a tendency to congeal and will usually cause the slide pins to seize up. I have corrected this problem more than once.
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silglyde only...or some synthetic lubricant that is specific for slide pins only.

if you use any sort of anti-seize compound on the slide pins you will have seized caliper pins in no time.
^ This. I've had to beat calipers off with a sledge hammer and even go so far as to use a torch, air chisel and a sledge on one that was seized on the slide pins so bad from using neverseize. Btw, Honda doesn't use M-77 on the slide pins, just on the anti-rattle clips and the backs of the pads.
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...Btw, Honda doesn't use M-77 on the slide pins, just on the anti-rattle clips and the backs of the pads.
In the 80's they said to apply it to all of the calipers sliding parts. In the 90's they said to use silicone grease. Now they have no recommendations for the pins, the packet of Moly included with the OE brake pads works well, however.
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In the 80's they said to apply it to all of the calipers sliding parts. In the 90's they said to use silicone grease. Now they have no recommendations for the pins
When I was working there last summer we were using silicone brake lube.

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the packet of Moly included with the OE brake pads works well, however.
Not so much. I tried it before I worked for Honda, it came with the pads so I figured I'd try it, about a month in I had to beat the calipers off with a hammer. My dealership used to give us a tube of clear silicone lube for doing the slide pins, but if you got a caliper rebuild kit they came with a packet of orange stuff (which is what they normally used to from the factory)
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So what is the best lubricant I can buy in auto parts for caliper pins?
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You can get one of those 99 cent tiny pack of brake caliper grease that you find on the auto parts stores counters. It will work just fine. However, I like to use the permatex stuff greenchad posted about. The link is dead but most parts stores should carry it. It comes in a 5 inch semi round plastic tub with a purple label.
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I use copper paste.
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I use the purple Permatex. Either should work fine.





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I use copper paste.
You shouldn't. Its not for brakes.
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I wouldn't use it. It is no longer recommended for brakes(That I am aware of) Not sure why.
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Hmm, maybe this time will be the last time? Been using it for about 8 years on my slide pins and on the contact surfaces of pads with no problem.
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Piston pins, Niglube RM:



Piston pin boots, Shin-Etsu KS-62M

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Got the pic to insert.

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Yeah I figured I'd let someone else do the chuckling this time.
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You shouldn't. Its not for brakes.
its sold here locally for use on brakes for stopping squeaking, but I have 3 different type of anti seize; Copper, Zink, and High temp. all suitable on brakes.
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Love this stuff for multiple uses including window tracks

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its sold here locally for use on brakes for stopping squeaking, but I have 3 different type of anti seize; Copper, Zink, and High temp. all suitable on brakes.
None of them are suitable for brakes. You should never use a petroleum based product on brakes.
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