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To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 1999 8:19 PM
Subject: Re: Them squeaky squealy brakes...
> No, no, no. Do not squirt ANYTHING on the surface of the pads or shoes,
> except special brake cleaner. (I now use Hog Wash!)
I agree on this one but you can chamfer the edges of pads and the (leading)
edges of shoes. Beware of nasty dust, though.
> Squealing drum brakes are caused by brake dust.
Don't wanna be pedantic but the squeaking is caused by vibration of the
pad/shoe against the disc/drum. Dust in drums promotes it.
> Disk brakes can squeal if the pad is not sitting tightly on the piston.
> There is an anti-squeel compound (I use Permatex) that acts like a glue.
> does not go on the surface of the pad, but on the back.
Never tried that but I use copper grease on the backs of the pads and on
their edges , where they sit in the calipers. It works for me.
All the best,