Caliper rebuild- anti seize

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'ol pappy t
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Caliper rebuild- anti seize

Post by 'ol pappy t » Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:42 am

Question about rebuilding calipers. Being old school trucker, I have always used anti- seize on almost everything that is subject to the elements, and found that it works forever. I saw a old mixer chassis that had been stored outside for about 10 years and was to be restored and put back in service, and it came apart like a new truck off the assembely line ! It was especially useful when we had aluminum rims on steel hubs, always came apart. Matter of fact I worked for a guy that would fire anybody not using it on their truck . So, I was wondering why I don't see anybody using on some of the most vulnerable pieces on a bike, especially on brake bolts, pins and such . Maybe I'm missing something here that I haven't heard of yet and I don't want to have a problem later down the road. Thanks for any input folks.

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Re: Caliper rebuild- anti seize

Post by riding a relic » Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:58 pm

I used it all over the place. Use it on spark plug threads...brake caliper slider pins, on all wearing parts on pads...cuts down squeal...I have been a mechanic on heavy trucks for over 30 years, use it on lugnuts, brake drums, hubs, rims...

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Re: Caliper rebuild- anti seize

Post by RoadRogue » Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:59 am

I use it everywhere as well, never had a failure because of it
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Re: Caliper rebuild- anti seize

Post by thrasherg » Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:15 am

It's also my best friend, use it on all threads (whether exposed to the elements or not!). Wonderful stuff if a little messy!!


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