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Old 09-07-2009, 05:00 PM   #1
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Greasing slides & pins

Do you use Anti-sieze grease to coat your slides and pins on brake units? Thanks for the replies.
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Old 09-07-2009, 05:23 PM   #2
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Hi travel,
No. I do spray light weight sewing machine oil on the slide rails (once a year and sparingly).
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Most manufacturer's have a recommended lube for brake slides and pins. It's a high temperature grease but I don't think it's anti-seize grease.
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I don't use anti-seize lubricant. Lippert recommends lubricating the slide rollers sleeve bearings with a little motor oil or some other lightweight oil. I can reach one set of rollers but the other are almost impossible to reach so I lubricate the hard to reach with silicon spray with a tube extension. I also lubricate the rack and pinion gears with a dry lubricant once or twice a year. The key is not to over lubricate which can attract dust, dirt, etc and really clog things up. I lubricate the rear roller slide with a little silicon once a year.
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Old 09-08-2009, 02:51 PM   #5
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On bosch brake caliper pin slides it's best to use the recomended pin slide lube. Its easy to remove clean and lube the pin slides by removing the one at a time .You don't even have to take the wheels off.
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There is a lubricant made specifically for the caliper pins, I also use it on the ABS sensors when I pull and clean them. I bought it at a local auto store (Auto Zone or Advance Auto). Comes in a container with a brush like Anti-seize but the consistency is much different. I'm sure it was not expensive and the bottle will outlast me and the coach...

I am on the road and the lubricant is at home so I cannot give you a name until the end of the month...
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Old 09-10-2009, 03:47 AM   #7
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Do you use Anti-sieze grease to coat your slides and pins on brake units? Thanks for the replies.
Use the silicone brake grease available at just about any auto parts store. Antisieze usually has aluminum or copper in it which would not be appropriate for the moving parts in a brake assembly.
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hmmm, ok.
I use permatex antisieze on the caliper pins, only when I'm replacing pads.
Have done it for years on many different vehicles. The stuff works great. It doesn't attract dirt, it doesn't come off, it certainly doesn't make any parts wear.
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I have been using antiseize on exhaust bolst, brake hardware wear points and lug studs for over 40 years. Have had only satisfactory results, especially on lug studs, they hold torque better than dry & make removal/installing the lug nuts easy.
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