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Brake pad retaining pins
« on: 19 November 2020, 04:38:58 PM »
hi all.
Quick question.
Should I coat new brake pad retaining pins with a thin film of worth’s brake paste or just the ends that are in the Caliper.




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Re: Brake pad retaining pins
« Reply #1 on: 19 November 2020, 08:00:06 PM »
The only grease I use is a little red rubber grease when cleaning/replacing brake pistons/seals. No need for any grease or lubricants anywhere else.

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Re: Brake pad retaining pins
« Reply #2 on: 20 November 2020, 09:01:05 PM »
Everyone to his own I've always put a bit on the pins just because the pads move along them,it might not do anything but I've done it for years now,it's probably a habit. ;)
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Re: Brake pad retaining pins
« Reply #3 on: 20 November 2020, 09:18:35 PM »
same here, a thin film of copper grease on the pins.

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Re: Brake pad retaining pins
« Reply #4 on: 20 November 2020, 10:09:45 PM »
Yep, me too. Use the same high melting point copper grease that I use on the exup valve. Some on the back of the pads as well.

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Re: Brake pad retaining pins
« Reply #5 on: 20 November 2020, 10:56:10 PM »
I used to do the same but stopped using copper grease 2-3 years ago and it is so much easier to keep the callipers and pads clean and working well. I found that copper grease just attracts all sorts of grit and crap turning into grinding paste and for no real benefit. From what I remember, there is nothing in the service manual about using grease anywhere on the pads or pins.

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Re: Brake pad retaining pins
« Reply #6 on: 21 November 2020, 12:19:18 AM »
A rub with copper grease stops them corroding and makes them much easier to remove next time.

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Re: Brake pad retaining pins
« Reply #7 on: 21 November 2020, 10:43:28 AM »
I’ve got titanium pins in the front and OEM pins in the rear. No rust or corrosion on either. Regular cleaning and maintenance is the key.

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Re: Brake pad retaining pins
« Reply #8 on: 21 November 2020, 07:49:26 PM »
Thanks for the replies.
Blue spot calipers are great calipers and I have only ever had one seize up on me despite my lack of brake maintenance and riding all year round.
 I recently saw a delboy video where he shows caliper maintenance so I thought before this winter really sets in with the gritters out and about I would treat said calipers to new pad pins all round and a good wash.
Feeling guilty about my Caliper abuse.


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Re: Brake pad retaining pins
« Reply #9 on: 21 November 2020, 08:28:55 PM »
Delboy’s videos are good for entertainment value, but that’s about all....

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Re: Brake pad retaining pins
« Reply #10 on: 26 November 2020, 04:57:28 AM »
Where did you get the titanium pins from please?

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Re: Brake pad retaining pins
« Reply #11 on: 26 November 2020, 10:39:03 AM »
Delboy’s videos are good for entertainment value, but that’s about all....






+that one  :lol
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