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Hello,

I replaced my pads & rotors this weekend (first time by myself !!!)

My new Raybestos QuietStop pads came with a free tiny tube of "Universal Brake Lube" (white grease).

Where was I suppose to use this lube ???

Thanks.
 

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Some use it in the back side of the pads. I never use it.
 

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That is a slicone grease to lub caliper sliding pins. It is an important step to eliminate sticking caliper issue during breake service. Don't even think about applying it to the back side of the pads. QS package comes with hard plastic shims, you only stick those to the back side of the pads, nothing else...
 

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no wonder my back calipers are stuck......ooops :redface:
 

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Indeed the pins should be lubed every time. Thanks for pointing that out. There is also lube applied to the back of the pad (by some), between it and the caliper, to prevent squeaking.
 

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Originally posted by SHOZ123@Dec 25 2003, 01:22 AM
Indeed the pins should be lubed every time.  Thanks for pointing that out.  There is also lube applied to the back of the pad (by some), between it and the caliper, to prevent squeaking.
The pins need lubed, of course.
There's some other stuff, like a glue, that's an anti-squeal compound. The brake pads need the stuff applied between the pad and the piston. Sometimes they supply a thin aluminum foil anti-squeak thing that sticks to the back of the brake pad, too.
 
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