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Old 02-02-2014, 04:53 PM   #1
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Default Brake Caliper Pin Grease

I just move up to big boy brake pads (HP+ to DCT 60/30) and wonder what to use for Caliper Pin Grease. Hawk doesn't put the packets of grease in the DCT 60/30s.

I have some NAPA Silicone Brake Lube, but it says it's good to only 600F.
Is that adequate or is there something better for TRACK applications?
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I default to Amsoil Dominator grease for stuff like that. In stock, call to order.
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I've been wanting to try some of this stuff, look at the temp range.

Specialty Lubricants - Anti-Seize : Permatex® Anti-Seize Lubricant
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I default to Amsoil Dominator grease for stuff like that. In stock, call to order.
Yup. I ordered two more tubes through a local supplier. Funny how fast you can go through it.
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I've been wanting to try some of this stuff, look at the temp range.

Specialty Lubricants - Anti-Seize : Permatex® Anti-Seize Lubricant


That's just pretty standard antiseize. Use it at work non-stop. Great for stainless hardware into stainless. It isn't really sticky enough to last on the caliper pin IMO
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Most anti-seize I've used in high temp applications the base oil/grease that makes it goopy evaporates/burns off and it turns into just powder. Not sure if your brake sliders are going to get that hot though.

I use the dominator on my car, the normally needs to be refreshed every few races or it turns into paste. But that could be due to mixing with at least 3 different greases in the slide pin area and me being too lazy to clean it all out. Just got to milk this brake setup along for another season before upgrading.
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Ive always used the anti-seize posted, I can't say how it will work in super hot road race environment. But i have never had any issues with calipers sticking.
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If using anti-seize, wouldn't the copper stuff hold up better? It's rated to 2000°.

3M Copper Anti-Seize Brake Lube 08945
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You should already have a tube of the Amsoil Race2000/Dominator anyway for doing your hubs. You can put it in your coffee in the morning and be regular just like Hustler.

But seriously, its amazing stuff. I even used it as tap compound yesterday
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If using anti-seize, wouldn't the copper stuff hold up better? It's rated to 2000°.

3M Copper Anti-Seize Brake Lube 08945
Anti-seize =/= grease.
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Anti-seize =/= grease.
Which is why I specified IF using anti-seize as many do. The stuff I linked is designed for brake calipers.
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I use the Dominator on the guide pins and CRC Synthetic Brake Caliper grease on the pads. The CRC Stuff is excellent, been using it on my VW for many years.
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Question: is there any real reason to not just use high temp bearing grease?
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I've used Permatex Ceramic Extreme Brake Parts Lubricant (Purple) before and it seemed to work well.

Someone told me it wasnt too safe for rubber bushings, so I switched to the red
silicone based formula silicone based formula
, but it looks like Permatex has discontinued it for whatever reason.

I'd give Amsoil a try, but I've got enough of this Permatex stuff for like 30 applications, so I might as well try and use it.
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This works pretty well on the sliders and is readily available locally

Specialty Lubricants - Brakes : Permatex® CeramicExtreme Brake PartsLubricant
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I use CRC synthetic brake grease on the moving parts and a copper anti-seize on the hardware.
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What NOT to use; Permatex ultra disc brake caliper lube, I used it once, and luckily I checked the calipers after the track day and they were stuck solid. The pins would not move in the bushings (the rubber ones).
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I use Sil-glide for the slides (I think NAPA is the same). In the Data sheet it said it's rated at >600*, but no one lists a "drop point" for it. It seems to be a cheap substitute for the expensive import brake greases. It's like $7 for a huge tube.

Some of the guys I know used the Bendix "purple" (pink) Ceramlub on the sliders, but when I took my own apart after doing the same I found that the carrier had mostly evaporated and the ceramic "grease" was dry, gummy, and powdery. It seems like Bendix reformulated it, as the new jar I bought is blue and doesn't separate in the jar. I'm leery to put it on my slides again, but I still use it on the back of pads as anti-squeal. It's very sticky and doesn't wash off.

This reminds me. I need new hardware kits for my rear calipers.
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Question: is there any real reason to not just use high temp bearing grease?
That's pretty much what the Amsoil Dominator is, so why not?

Now that I have a tube in my grease gun I've been tempted to use once I install my polly bushings and zerks. Anyone try this on poly suspension stuff yet?
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