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Old 06-14-2017, 03:06 PM   #1
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Default Mechanical brake Lube?????

What type of grease/lube is used for mechanical brakes? Rollers, wedge, pins on top of shoes??? Thanks
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Old 06-14-2017, 03:48 PM   #2
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Chassis grease ,or though when mixed with brake dust will tend to glue things up .graphite anther option .Ted
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Old 06-14-2017, 04:52 PM   #3
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Never seize sometimes works.
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Old 06-14-2017, 05:20 PM   #4
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Not sure if I will ever be happy with these brakes, and yes, I have Teds floaters on the front. These brakes are a pain.
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Old 06-14-2017, 07:13 PM   #5
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Lubriplate No. 110 Brake Lubricant, white calcium grease.
Descripion: This water repellent grease is designed for the contact points where the brake shoes rest on the backing plate. It is also used for the automatic adjusters inside the brake assembly. I used this grease on drum brakes before disc brakes became prevalent. I still have an old can of it that I use on my 37.
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Never seize sometimes works.
Never sieze is only a lube for things that normally don't move---but you want to be able to remove them later

many years ago I worked on developing a maintenance program for a golf cart fleet, one of the problems with the carts was the accel pedal sticking, 1/2 the fleet was done with never sieze, the other with wheel bearing grease, the intent was not touching this shaft for 2 years, within 3 months i was having problems with the never sieze group, had to redo all of that group, no problems with the waterproof grease group 2 years later

I have been using a crest product, synthetic brake grease "ectolube" for the past few years

My A was done with white lubriplate grease over 40 years ago, havn't taken them apart, but still work good, I do know it is due for going through again
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Old 06-14-2017, 07:40 PM   #7
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You beat me to it capto, I just used up a can of Lubriplate that I have used and got when in high school. Keeping it covered and the darn stuff just lasts forever.

I happened to come across a few old un-opened 14oz cans several years ago when removing an old heating system from a job site, thankfully I rescued them from the dumpster.

Lubriplate no.110 "will not wash out, lasts longer, stays put, reduces wear and cuts maintenance costs", quote from an original can. Fiske Brothers refinning Company, Toledo Ohio
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Default Re: Mechanical brake Lube?????

You should disconnect the rears or back them of and see if they improve, should slide the front if not try a different lining ,if the rears are to tight it can stop the fronts
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Not sure if I will ever be happy with these Tedrakes, and yes, I have Teds floaters on the front. These brakes are a pain.
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Old 06-14-2017, 08:17 PM   #9
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Lubriplate No. 110 Brake Lubricant, white calcium grease.
Descripion: This water repellent grease is designed for the contact points where the brake shoes rest on the backing plate. It is also used for the automatic adjusters inside the brake assembly. I used this grease on drum brakes before disc brakes became prevalent. I still have an old can of it that I use on my 37.
Perfect reply. Yu can get this stuff at any local NAPA. I doubt the likes of Autozone, etc. have ever heard of it.
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Old 06-14-2017, 09:04 PM   #10
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Would lubriplate 130 work? I don't see 110 in anything except a 5 gallon size.
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Old 06-14-2017, 09:14 PM   #11
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Never mind, found a 14oz offering.
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Old 06-15-2017, 02:55 PM   #12
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Went to Napa today, they don't carry 110 lubriplate anymore.
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