Improve brake performance and extend wear by using new high temperature grease to lubricate the moving parts. It dissipates heat better and won't degrade as rapidly.
By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine:July/August 2012
Wipe ceramic grease
onto brake pad
abutments, pad slide
hardware and inside the
caliper's slide pin boots.
If you do your own brake jobs,
chances are you've switched to
the newer ceramic-style brake
pads. They're much cleaner and
quieter than semi metallic pads.
But they don't dissipate heat as
well, and that high heat can
degrade the grease in caliper and
pad slides. So it's critical that you
use synthetic high-temp grease to
lubricate the caliper pins, pad
abutments and pad slide
Now there's a new type of
grease made especially for
ceramic brake pads (one choice is
Permatex No. 24125 Ceramic
Extreme Brake Lubricant; about $17 for
8 oz. through our affiliation with amazon.com). The high-temp
lube contains ground-up
ceramic particles that act like ball
bearings to ensure proper caliper
and pad movement. Apply it to all
slide areas as shown.
Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.
Copyright © 2013 The Family Handyman. All Rights Reserved.