Best Brake - paste lubricant

Ndx

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Hi Friends,

What is best lube for breaks, back pad, sliders, pads ears.

I have some 3M silicone… but reading around here Silicone/Moly based product is recommended.

Molykote M-77 I can’t source it in small container…

I can get CRC stuff but that’s 3% Moly

I have some Permatex purple/blue but apparently that is no no do to issues with rubber boots

Thank you
 
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3M Silicone is highly recommended at BITOG for the caliper pins that are enclosed with accordian-like rubber bushings. Mission silicone has a fan base here also.

Molykote M-77 is highly recommended at BITOG for the metal-to-metal, exposed to the environment brake components.

Honda Molykote M-77 is available in small tubes for under $20. https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=honda+moly+m77+paste

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Or, you can figure out which one to choose from the next dozens & dozens of posts stating "I use this" on my brakes. Many, many, many threads here on this subject.
 
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No such thing as "best". All you'll get are people's opinions. Use what you have or go to the auto parts store and pick a name-brand product spec'd for brake work.
 
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I use pastelub(40+% solids lube.) on everything except where the caliper pins have the rubber dust covers I use sil-glyde.

1 can of pastelub is lifetime for me.
 
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I have used sil-glyde, now i use Mission silicone grease.
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I use pastelub(40+% solids lube.) on everything except where the caliper pins have the rubber dust covers I use sil-glyde.

1 can of pastelub is lifetime for me.
Hey Rand, on my most recent delivery of Pastelub, the formula has changed. It's a different color and consistency - very stringy/sticky. This concerns me. Time will tell.
 
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Hey Rand, on my most recent delivery of Pastelub, the formula has changed. It's a different color and consistency - very stringy/sticky. This concerns me. Time will tell.
have you emailed them about it? maybe they would replace it?
 
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Are you using it on 7 series with floating calipers? Those are ATE calipers. Sliding pins should be only cleaned thoroughly not lubricated.
Yup, and thx I did see this in TIS but super think layer should not hurt anything
 
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