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 Post subject: Brake caliper slide grease
Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:27 pm 
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Hi Guys,

I am about to rebuild my calipers and found out the best lube is
STA-Lube synthetic brake caliper grease.

However I cannot find anyone who stocks it in Inner West Sydney (Newtown)

Any help on where I can source is much appreciated

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 Post subject: Re: Brake caliper slide grease
Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:32 pm 
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sorry can't help you with a supplier.

Whats wrong with the PBR rubber grease? its vegetable based and works.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brake caliper slide grease
Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:58 am 
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Krytox,

I have used the PBR rubber grease in the past and found it to be hit and miss.

I found a supplier of the Sta-Lube, a company called Burson Auto Parts in Parramatta at $19 a 71gm tube.

Thanks for your suggestion

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 Post subject: Re: Brake caliper slide grease
Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:55 pm 
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This is what I use....SuperLube.
http://www.super-lube.com/synthetic-mul ... zp-49.html

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brake caliper slide grease
Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:39 pm 
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http://www.penriteoil.com.au/products/greases/copper_eze

This stuff is anti-seize.

Apparently really good s**t for brakes.
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 Post subject: Re: Brake caliper slide grease
Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:45 pm 
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I've seen the results of dried up anti-seize paste, it turns gluggy and clogs the slides.
Stick with PBR or the Sta-Lube stuff.
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Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:05 pm 
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jhaynes85 wrote:

I have used the PBR rubber grease in the past and found it to be hit and miss.


You can't make a comment like that with out backing it up. Do you mean every now and then you missed the slides and got grease on the floor?

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:09 pm 
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tickford_6 wrote:
jhaynes85 wrote:

I have used the PBR rubber grease in the past and found it to be hit and miss.


You can't make a comment like that with out backing it up. Do you mean every now and then you missed the slides and got grease on the floor?


I agree with the above comment and it is hit and miss. One tube I used worked well but the next one caused the slides to seize - the paste was grainy and failed miserably. Stick with copper grease and you will be good as gold. High temp and no BS. Probably the other coppers failed as the slide boots were either not on properly or perished. Never had copper grease fail in 28 years of driving.
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Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:36 pm 
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tickford_6 wrote:
You can't make a comment like that with out backing it up. Do you mean every now and then you missed the slides and got grease on the floor?

ROFLMFAO :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:38 pm 
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CPOCSM wrote:
I agree with the above comment and it is hit and miss. One tube I used worked well but the next one caused the slides to seize - the paste was grainy and failed miserably. Stick with copper grease and you will be good as gold. High temp and no BS. Probably the other coppers failed as the slide boots were either not on properly or perished. Never had copper grease fail in 28 years of driving.

Cheers bud. I seen this mechanic use it one time on a vehicle while i was waiting for my car to get tyres put on.

Anyhow he swears by the stuff & would not use anything else.
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Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:37 am 
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Im pretty sure the stuff I used is PBR, i remember it beling blue either way, seems to have worked fine. I've heard the main thing to watch out for is to get a silicon or lithium based grease, as the other one can eat away at the rubber boot. unfortunately i cant remember which one is which! a search should help you out

 

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I use high temp copper based antisieze, never failed yet and they've been hot enough to boil fluid a few times.

Silicone & Lithium based greases have the potential to break down and leak all over your calipers, silicone & brakes = not good.

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:39 pm 
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low_ryda wrote:

Silicone & Lithium based greases have the potential to break down and leak all over your calipers, silicone & brakes = not good.


Super Lube® Grease is a patented synthetic NLGI grade 2 heavy-duty, multipurpose lubricant with PTFE. Synthetic base fluids and the addition of PTFE micro powders combine to form a premium lubricant that provides longer life protection against friction, wear, rust and corrosion. Machinery lasts longer, downtime is reduced, and productivity is increased. Super Lube® is compatible with most other lubricants and will not run, drip, evaporate or form gummy deposits, and will not melt or separate.


Super Lube® is Food Grade, rated H-1 by the USDA and NSF for incidental food contact. It is an excellent Dielectric and operates over a temperature range from -45° to 450° F.

 

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cjh wrote:

Super Lube® Grease is a patented synthetic NLGI grade 2 heavy-duty, multipurpose lubricant with PTFE. Synthetic base fluids and the addition of PTFE micro powders combine to form a premium lubricant that provides longer life protection against friction, wear, rust and corrosion. Machinery lasts longer, downtime is reduced, and productivity is increased. Super Lube® is compatible with most other lubricants and will not run, drip, evaporate or form gummy deposits, and will not melt or separate.


Super Lube® is Food Grade, rated H-1 by the USDA and NSF for incidental food contact. It is an excellent Dielectric and operates over a temperature range from -45° to 450° F.


450'F is around 230'C. I imagine that would be pretty easy to surpass in one single braking effort...

The copper based anti sieze is good for 2000'C. Although I have no doubt the superlube would work great. PTFE (teflon) combined with synthetic compounds and fluids are very impressive these days.

 

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450'F is around 230'C. I imagine that would be pretty easy to surpass in one single braking effort...

The copper based anti sieze is good for 2000'C. Although I have no doubt the superlube would work great. PTFE (teflon) combined with synthetic compounds and fluids are very impressive these days.


The thing is with antiseize compounds like the copper one, is that they contain mineral oil, which after a while, attack the rubber seals on the slides.
Remember, that 230*C is at the slide, not at the friction material or piston face.

 

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