: Best Brake Caliper Anti-Seize/Grease Compound?



Pete1996
06-08-10, 10:15 PM
I'm looking for advise as far as what is the best grease to use on caliper slide pins. I've heard good things about SIL-GLIDE and Permatex Anti-Seize Lube. I'm interested in the expert's experience as far as which or any other performs the best.

Thanks in advance!

Pete1996
06-09-10, 09:48 AM
Also hearing good things about CRC Sta-Lube ... opinions?

Submariner409
06-09-10, 07:04 PM
I like Permatex products for no particular reason. Caliper pin lube all comes out of the same synthetic pipe. I have also used good ol' lead-copper-tin-grease based anti-seize.

Pete1996
06-10-10, 11:09 AM
I like Permatex products for no particular reason. Caliper pin lube all comes out of the same synthetic pipe. I have also used good ol' lead-copper-tin-grease based anti-seize.

I also like Permatex products, but I'm not sure what you mean by this as I've been finding all sorts of different compounds. SIL-GLYDE is a white silicone grease with no metal added as far as I can tell whereas the Permatex is a petroleum based product with aluminum and graphite added:
http://www.permatex.com/products/Automotive/lubricants/specialty_lubricants/Permatex_Anti-Seize_Lubricant_a.htm

http://www.permatex.com/documents/msds/01_USA-English/80078.pdf

Info on Sta-Lube it has moly, zinc, and graphite compounds in it:
http://www.crcindustries.com/auto/content/prod_detail.aspx?PN=SL3303&S=N

MSDS:
http://www.crcindustries.com/faxdocs/msds/4069.pdf

I have heard that many OEMs use this Never Seez material that is copper and aluminum based:
http://www.neverseezproducts.com/antiseize.htm#RegularGrade

Pete1996
06-10-10, 11:32 AM
This seems to be a better Permatex product, claims to be synthetic but not silicone based but they don't tell what it actually is. MSDS claims that it is a trade secret, LOL! No mention of any metals included:
http://www.permatex.com/products/Automotive/lubricants/specialty_lubricants/auto_Permatex_Ultra_Disc_Brake_Caliper_Lube_1.htm

I tend to avoid materials where I have no idea what is in them, unless there are reliable reports of superior performance.