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Help finding a product

Postby alastair.kj » Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:55 pm



Does anyone know, which specific shops or names would sell Disc Brake Quiet in Canada? I tried Walmart and Canadian Tire already to no avail. I don't feel like ordering a 6$ product online. Can anyone help me?

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Re: Help finding a product

Postby redial » Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:31 pm

You should be able to ask at a retailer that sells CRC products. That should include your favourite local auto parts shop. Have fun.
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Re: Help finding a product

Postby SteveB123 » Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:51 pm

Did you go to Canadian Tire sore, or just the website?

I know all my local stores carry it, but don't see it listed on their site.
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Re: Help finding a product

Postby alastair.kj » Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:55 pm

Tried the closest one. I'll go into the city and try and a few more places when I get the chance for sure.

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Re: Help finding a product

Postby SteveB123 » Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:07 pm

alastair.kj wrote:Tried the closest one. I'll go into the city and try and a few more places when I get the chance for sure.


Usually in a small "squeeze pak" at the parts desk.
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Re: Help finding a product

Postby alastair.kj » Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:16 pm

Good to know; thanks for the help. I ask the people at the auto service counter and they don't seem to know what I'm talking about. My search will continue!

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Re: Help finding a product

Postby SteveB123 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:15 am

alastair.kj wrote:Good to know; thanks for the help. I ask the people at the auto service counter and they don't seem to know what I'm talking about. My search will continue!


Service writers would only know it as "shop supplies". :lol:
Disc Brake Quiet or Anti Squeal is what it'll be called. The little packs of it were with a bunch of other single use packs for spark plug anti sieze, graphite lube, and some other oddball things.

I've probably bought four or five different types over the years....aerosols for coating the back of the pads, plastic bottles of blue goo, little single use squeeze packs.
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Re: Help finding a product

Postby alastair.kj » Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:25 am

Are there any that you would say are the better brands to go for or are they all pretty well the same??

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Re: Help finding a product

Postby SteveB123 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:00 pm

alastair.kj wrote:Are there any that you would say are the better brands to go for or are they all pretty well the same??


i don't use it often enough to know.

Wow.....first you can't find any, and NOW you want to comparision shop brands? :lol:

*poke*
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Re: Help finding a product

Postby alastair.kj » Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:13 pm

Haha never hurts to ask.
I know nothing.

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Re: Help finding a product

Postby alastair.kj » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:51 pm

Finally found some. Napa: a wonderful place.

I also bought some spray brake cleaner and would like to clean the brakes and apply the brake quiet. I don't want to mess anything up though and the directions on the can aren't the most clear. Where do I/where do I NOT apply the brake cleaner? Just to the rotors? Do I avoid the pads or do they get cleaned too? Do I use the cleaner on the back of the pads before applying the brake quiet?

Assume I know absolutely nothing (which is the truth).

Cheers and thanks for all the help.

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Re: Help finding a product

Postby SteveB123 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:07 pm

alastair.kj wrote:Finally found some. Napa: a wonderful place.

I also bought some spray brake cleaner and would like to clean the brakes and apply the brake quiet. I don't want to mess anything up though and the directions on the can aren't the most clear. Where do I/where do I NOT apply the brake cleaner? Just to the rotors? Do I avoid the pads or do they get cleaned too? Do I use the cleaner on the back of the pads before applying the brake quiet?

Assume I know absolutely nothing (which is the truth).

Cheers and thanks for all the help.


Don't clean the pads.
Brake quiet on the parts of the pads that touch the caliper.....or just apply to the parts of the caliper that touch the pad!
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Re: Help finding a product

Postby alastair.kj » Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:18 pm

Ok, so what DO I clean? Just the discs?

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Re: Help finding a product

Postby SteveB123 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:52 pm

alastair.kj wrote:Ok, so what DO I clean? Just the discs?



Uh...well......what are you doing? Changing pads?
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Re: Help finding a product

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:31 am

Brake cleaner is wonderful stuff. It's a very powerful solvent that will lift grease or oil off of just about anything. I use it everywhere, including on the garage floor to clean up oil spills (it will lift the oil right out of the concrete).

I hose down my rotors liberally with it just before putting the calipers back on, then rotate the calipers with a clean, dry shop cloth rubbing them, just to make sure I got any grease/oil off them - and do it a couple times.

You need to be careful where it does get to however - because it doesn't discriminate, and will strip the grease off of things that are SUPPOSED to have grease on them, such as caliper slide pins and wheel hub bearings.

There's no harm in using brake cleaner on brake pads, but if the pads have oil or grease on the friction surfaces to begin with, you should probably replace those pads.

Don't bother using the brake cleaner on the back of the pads - just slather the brake quiet right on there (but be careful not to get it on the friction surface).

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Re: Help finding a product

Postby alastair.kj » Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:39 am

Thank you WingAdmin! Ever helpful and clear.
I used the brake disc quiet yesterday and they still squeal pretty bad. I'm hoping a proper cleaning will help out.

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Re: Help finding a product

Postby alastair.kj » Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:26 pm

I've tried cleaning and I've tried the Disc Brake Quiet three times now. THE BRAKES STILL SQUEAL LIKE A BANSHEE. I'm losing my damn mind. It's pretty embarrassing driving around parking lots and gas stations with my brakes deafening everyone around me.

What can I do?!

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Re: Help finding a product

Postby 80-GL100-INT » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:50 pm

Did you change the pads? Or just clean and put the quiet on them. If you reused the old pads there is a good possibility they have a hard spot in one or more of the pads (caused by heat). There is a groove through the middle of the pad, did you clear it out completely? I also normally, when just insp/cleaning take a med grit sandpaper and lightly scuff the pads, this can sometimes locate a bad spot in the pads.

If you did use new pads, same type of issue. New pads can also have a bad mix (so to speak) of the composite used. There are tiny bits of metal flake in the pads, occasionally a larger piece can surface and cause the dreaded squeal.

One other thing to check are the "Anti-Rattle" shims. The thin metal shims that are placed fore and aft of the pads in the caliper. make sure the "tabs" that hold them tight on the caliper are indeed holding them in place, and they are not being shifted into the rotor when applying the brakes.

Just a few things to think about and check out. Keep us posted every thread may be helpful to someone else.


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