Piston Seal Grease

Several of you have asked about piston seal grease. We are talking about the seal which holds the caliper piston in place. A quick recap on the piston seal. Yes it keeps brake fluid from leaking out and allows the piston to move smoothly in and out. But a critical function of the seal is…

Ceramic Brake Grease?

Elsewhere on this site we have mentioned ceramic brake grease but we’re going to look at this again here following a number of questions from our readers. Firstly what is ‘ceramic’? In very simple terms it’s a type of clay. Clay is made up minerals like silicates which when heated to about 600 degrees melt…

Best Grease for Brake Pads

Do you know the difference between AP Grease, EP Grease and MP Grease? If not, read on for a better understanding and selection based upon what you’re greasing and the environment in which these critical automotive components will be used. By taking care of your vehicle you indirectly take care of yourself through reliable transportation.…

Anti-Squeal Grease..

You’re cruising toward a column of cars waiting at a stoplight. You apply your brakes and are rewarded with a sound that, like fingernails on a chalkboard, raises goose bumps on your neck – and maybe the blood pressure of the driver in front of you. Sound familiar? Like everything else automotive, an annoying noise…

Synthetic Brake Grease

What is the difference between ‘synthetic’ and ‘non-synthetic’ when considering brake lubricants? What follows is an article on ‘base oil’.  It is here on the ProSlip site to help the DIY motorist understand what they are buying when they chose a brake ‘grease’. Base oil choice is vital when making a lubricant. Cheap base oil…

Red Rubber Grease

Red Rubber Grease….let’s use the acronym RRG – has been around for decades. The reason it’s been around for so long is because the compostion of RRG is pretty basic. RRG is made from vegetable oil, a thickener and red dye. Guys from the Lexus forum mentioned many of their members used it on brakes.…

Volvo P1800..Saintly..

    A car you rarely see at car shows is the Volvo P1800….a P1800s holds the world record for the number of miles driven on the same engine…over 3 million! A push rod engine, the story goes the block was a shortened version of a larger engine made for trucks…Most famously it’s  the car…

Fretting Corrosion!

ProSlip PIN prevents fretting corrosion,…..what IS fretting corrosion and what does it look like?   Fretting is a mechanical term describing small,repeated heavily loaded movements between two surfaces – typically metal surfaces. This is the type of movement which occurs when you hit the brake pedal many times during a trip in your car or…