1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Dismiss Notice

Brake Caliper Assembly Grease

Alex C Jan 4, 2012

  1. Alex C

    Alex C Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

    3,423
    412
    83
  2. Avatar

    snack-media
    Advertisement


  3. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator

    24,381
    5,614
    113
    Only reason to use it I can see is to ease sliding the pistons in... its not like you have to re-silicon them every 5k miles etc..

    Personally I have only ever used brake fluid to wipe around piston seals before assembly in the past... not sure I would want any other lubricant potentially mixing with brake fluid in the cylinders and contaminating it...

    <tuffty/>
     
  4. Alex C

    Alex C Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

    3,423
    412
    83
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2012
  5. Jacko4130

    Jacko4130 Goodie Gum Drops

    842
    1
    18
    When i am rebuilding calipers at work we use a silicone lube. I belive its made by a company called "Hunters" and its not that expensive to buy.
     
  6. Alex C

    Alex C Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

    3,423
    412
    83

    is it only appiled to the o-ring seal? I searched for "hunters silicone lubricant sealant " couldnt really see much
     
  7. TDIb0y

    TDIb0y Registered User

    16
    0
    1
    While we're on the subject, would you use this kind of thing on caliper slider pins too, or copper grease / red-rubber grease instead?
     
  8. a3tdi2001

    a3tdi2001 Registered User

    437
    11
    18
    Silicone grease for any part that comes into contact with rubber or plastic. A light smear around exposed part of brake piston before pushing in, rear brake sliders, hydraulic struts on boot/bonnet, a smear on your door seals to stop the doors freezing shut etc...
    Carlube now do a version for sensible money: Carlube Motor Oil - Carlube Silcone Grease
    RS also do it for sensible money if you live near one: Buy Precison Lubricants RS Silicone Grease, 100g Tube RS ##MPN## online from RS for next day delivery.
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2012

Share This Page

Do Not Sell My Personal Information