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post #4 of (permalink) Old 23rd March 2011
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Re: Any quick cure for sqeaky brakes?

Originally Posted by no1zeppelinfan View Post
Just wondered if there was any way of applying something to the discs
You must not apply anything to the braking surfaces as it will compromise the way they work!

As VelSatisfied has already mentioned itís a common practice use an anti seize compound such as copper grease on the non braking surfaces so moving parts can remain free to move.

Assuming brake pads have been fitted correctly? Squealing brakes are quite often caused by the pads sticking in the callipers and still remaining with sufficient contact against the discs which causes them to vibrate / squeal. Take the pads out and clean the pad contact areas of the callipers with a wire brush or even file if there is a build up of rust and then lightly coat with copper grease, Also lightly file the edge of the pads where they contact the callipers and coat with copper grease so that the pads arenít a really tight fit in the calliper.
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