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Offline nobsta

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Re: What grease to use on slider pins?
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2020, 02:41:18 PM »
Any particular brand? Trying to find a suitable product locally seems impossible. Halfords don't stock anything so I ordered some from amazon.



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Re: What grease to use on slider pins?
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2020, 03:38:49 PM »
That's the one  :062: :062:

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Re: What grease to use on slider pins?
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2020, 05:00:27 AM »
I used mineral based grease on the caliper slider pins for the first 68,000 miles. Where it came into contact with the rubber seals it eventually caused them to swell and become useless. So it may take a while to see an adverse effect through the use of mineral based grease. I now have new seals and use red rubber grease.

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Re: What grease to use on slider pins?
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2020, 08:49:46 AM »
As Rtwo already said. Nothing, zip, zilch required. Clean and dry is all that's required.

Think about the job and environment the pins live in. The whatever you put on the pins will hold any crap/dust etc on the pun which will crust and dry hard, this making the sliding pin an ex sliding pin.
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Re: What grease to use on slider pins?
« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2020, 09:35:01 AM »
*Originally Posted by KildareMan [+]
As Rtwo already said. Nothing, zip, zilch required. Clean and dry is all that's required.

Think about the job and environment the pins live in. The whatever you put on the pins will hold any crap/dust etc on the pun which will crust and dry hard, this making the sliding pin an ex sliding pin.

Sliding pin is covered by the bellows rubber that keeps any crud out. No grease = rust = seizure. Obvious for any bare metal on bare metal contact. Why do you think Triumph specify grease for it.
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Re: What grease to use on slider pins?
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2020, 12:14:35 PM »
*Originally Posted by Paulhere [+]
Sliding pin is covered by the bellows rubber that keeps any crud out. No grease = rust = seizure. Obvious for any bare metal on bare metal contact. Why do you think Triumph specify grease for it.

We might be at cross purposes I think. Yes the bellows covered pins should be lightly greased.
I was talking of the pad retaining pound. My bad.
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Re: What grease to use on slider pins?
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2020, 03:58:55 PM »
*Originally Posted by KildareMan [+]
We might be at cross purposes I think. Yes the bellows covered pins should be lightly greased.
I was talking of the pad retaining pound. My bad.

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The OP is talking about front Brembos, they're 4 pot jobs
AFAIK they just have 2 retaining pins and no boot covered (or otherwise) sliding pin
If that is the case I stand by my (and Kildareman's) advice

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Re: What grease to use on slider pins?
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2020, 04:17:04 PM »
The title of the thread is: Which grease do you use on slider pins.

If the OP has Brembo 4 pots, he aint got slider pins. Same as if he has slider pins, he aint got 4 pot callipers.
« Last Edit: February 25, 2020, 04:19:39 PM by Paulhere »
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Re: What grease to use on slider pins?
« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2020, 04:31:30 PM »
Yeah, maybe sliders rather than 4 pots  :187:
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