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Old 11-28-2006, 11:57 AM   #1
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When I had my brakes done 5 years ago with new rotors and ceramic pads from Midas, they sqeeked a little at slow speed braking for almost a year. I put new rotors and ceramic pads on my wife'* GA a few months back, and they squeek the same way. I read instructions very carefully to make sure I didn't need any grease anywhere or anything like that.

I'm getting new brakes and I wanna do it right so they don't squeek. How can I do that?
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On the back of a premium pad you will find a thin material. Looks like another thin plate of metal or something. That is there to keep them from squeaking. You can get some spray call disc brake quiet and apply a light coating to the back of the pads before installation.

I've honestly never heard of a squeaky cermanic though. Are you using a premium rotor with those?
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Wagner premium rotors and Wagner ceramics on the GA.
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Wagner...that sounds familiar..is that an offshoot of one of the larger companies..?

Maybe consider Raybestos or Bendix?
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Did you use the lube between the caliper piston and pad back on either vehicle?

My Powerslots and Raybestos Quiet-Stop ceramics never sqeaked.
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Bill...go get the coffee. Disc Brake Quet isn't technically a lube is is? My impression of it was a stick'em goop to keep things put.
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I don't know what Midas did, but the instructions on the Wagners said I did not need any lubricants or anything else.
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Tell the guy at the parts counter you need some "brake snot". He'll know what you mean. The stuff I have is red, and comes in a bottle kinda like Elmer'* Glue...
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Tell the guy at the parts counter you need some "brake snot". He'll know what you mean. The stuff I have is red, and comes in a bottle kinda like Elmer'* Glue...
John, is your brake snot a lubricant for the pins and sliders? If so, it should not be applied to the backing of the pad.
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The brake snot (disk brake goop) is a lubricant. Not a stickem, even though it gets tacky.

It'* sole purpose is to quiet the brakes. One trade-name is 'disk brake quiet'.
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