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Best Silicone Type for Caliper Pins #5252960 10/29/19 10:34 AM
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Re: Best Silicone Type for Caliper Pins [Re: painfx] #5252963 10/29/19 10:37 AM
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I've had good luck with Sil Glyde.


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Re: Best Silicone Type for Caliper Pins [Re: painfx] #5252964 10/29/19 10:42 AM
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The 3M Stuff is okay, but the non-silicone Toyota Pink grease is better.


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Re: Best Silicone Type for Caliper Pins [Re: painfx] #5252982 10/29/19 11:01 AM
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3M silicone or Dow 111 if the OEM calls for silicone grease.

Sil-Glyde is IMO closer to the red glycol-based grease Toyota and Subaru use despite the fact it has a little castor oil in it. I use the Toyota stuff for things that need that grease.

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Re: Best Silicone Type for Caliper Pins [Re: painfx] #5252987 10/29/19 11:04 AM
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Sil-Glyde doesn't have any silicone in it, correct?


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Re: Best Silicone Type for Caliper Pins [Re: kschachn] #5252997 10/29/19 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by kschachn
Sil-Glyde doesn't have any silicone in it, correct?


How do you know it doesn't have any silicone in it?

Re: Best Silicone Type for Caliper Pins [Re: The Critic] #5252998 10/29/19 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by The Critic
The 3M Stuff is okay, but the non-silicone Toyota Pink grease is better.


If you had the choice between the 3M and Sil-Glyde, which would you grab to lube the slide pins?

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Originally Posted by painfx
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The 3M Stuff is okay, but the non-silicone Toyota Pink grease is better.


If you had the choice between the 3M and Sil-Glyde, which would you grab to lube the slide pins?

You should consider this. I've used it for years.

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Re: Best Silicone Type for Caliper Pins [Re: painfx] #5253013 10/29/19 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by SLO_Town
You should consider this. I've used it for years.

Scott

https://www.amazon.com/ATE-700015-P...d=1572369468&s=automotive&sr=1-1

Didn't know this stuff could be used for pins - MB spec'ed it for the pad ears only. I think I have a big tube of ATE Plastilube (under the MB label). Do you want it?

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If you had the choice between the 3M and Sil-Glyde, which would you grab to lube the slide pins?

Neither, but if I had to, 3M.

What did you use when you were a tech?


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Re: Best Silicone Type for Caliper Pins [Re: painfx] #5253015 10/29/19 11:33 AM
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3M or its equal for lower cost is Raybestos DBL-2T

https://www.amazon.com/Raybestos-DBL-2T-Brake-Lube-Brush/dp/B0015RCGRM

If it previously used a petroleum or other naturally organic based grease (like Sil-Glyde) rather than entirely silicone based, flush it out first.

Sil-Glyde is nothing special, there are a dozen I'd use before it but if that's what I had and there were no known incompatibilities, I wouldn't throw it away instead of using it.

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Originally Posted by painfx
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Sil-Glyde doesn't have any silicone in it, correct?
How do you know it doesn't have any silicone in it?

The product's SDS does not list any polysiloxanes. Not that I wouldn't use it however, I have had good success with it on all of my cars (except the BMW which specifies no lubricant for the slide pins).

Edit - I will wind that back a bit. There seems to be conflicting information for the product. Some sources say it does not contain silicone yet others do. Is there more than one product?

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3M Silicone Paste holds up better and longer than Napa Sil Glyde.

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OP, is there a reason you're looking specifically at Silicone?

If not, you might want to consider CRC as an option. I've been using this for a few years and have no complaints and seems to work as described.

If you're only looking between these two, I'd go with 3M as you're getting more bang for your buck.


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Critic - you said you wouldn't use neither, curious why not? You don't use anything at all or use something better?

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Originally Posted by Dave9
3M or its equal for lower cost is Raybestos DBL-2T

https://www.amazon.com/Raybestos-DBL-2T-Brake-Lube-Brush/dp/B0015RCGRM


Yes that's very good lubricant. ACDelco brake lubricant with PTFE is the same lubricant, but it usually costs more than the Raybestos branded. Both are Fuchs Chemplex 839.


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