Ultra Disc Brake Caliper Lube (.5 oz)
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Permatex Ultra Disc Brake Caliper Lube (.5 oz)

Part No. 85188 Warranty  
An environmentally friendly, non-melting synthetic lubricant, this product is formulated to lubricate under adverse brake conditions to help assure that critical caliper pins, sleeves, bushings and pistons remain lubricated throughout the life of the pad.
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Size (ounces):0.5
Container Type:Tube

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PermatexUltra Disc Brake Caliper Lube (.5 oz)
 
4.2

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (18)
  • Can withstand use (12)
  • Reliable (8)
  • Compact (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home garage (17)
    • Upkeep (8)
    • Automotive repair shop (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Auto enthusiast (6), Casual driver (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Auto enthusiast (7), Casual driver (6), Mechanic (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good for high-temp applications

    Because it's thick and sticky, it's easy to put this grease only where you want it, and it will stay there. It can also make some parts easier to assemble. Perfect for caliper...Read complete review

    Because it's thick and sticky, it's easy to put this grease only where you want it, and it will stay there. It can also make some parts easier to assemble. Perfect for caliper slides, and as an anti-vibration anti-squeak for the backs of pads.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not a miracle product

    There is nothing special about this product. Like another reviewer mentioned, there is no guarantee this product will fix your squeaks or guarantee good operation. The appearance of the product is not reassuring....Read complete review

    There is nothing special about this product. Like another reviewer mentioned, there is no guarantee this product will fix your squeaks or guarantee good operation. The appearance of the product is not reassuring. It is more of a translucent blue gel, not a thick grease. Do not be surprised if it starts to dry tacky and pasty within a few weeks. I have used an entire tube on one brake caliper position within two months because the gel gets easily contaminated and drys out even after replacing all rubber caliper hardware. I am currently looking for an alternative (maybe CRC products) but it is possible that I may need a new caliper. This product does not deserve one star because it is in a reclosable tube and it probably works okay as a standard brake grease. DO NOT expect it to fix any hardware problems or squeaks because it is not a miracle product. IMO they missed a critical additive in order to make it more environmentally friendly, so this grease will not hold under high temps or maybe it degrades quickly under high contact pressures.

    Reviewed by 24 customers

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    4.0

    Seems like a good idea

    By barfle

    from Springfield, VA

    About Me Auto Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer
    3 or more reviews submitted

    Pros

    • Can Withstand Use
    • Easy To Use
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Garage
      • Upkeep

      Comments about Permatex Ultra Disc Brake Caliper Lube (.5 oz):

      I had a dragging brake pad on my Kia Spectra 5 that caused uneven wear on one pair of pads. I replaced the pads once without any lube on the tracks, and (surprise, surprise), the pad wore out again.

      This time, I lubed up the tracks and the pads seem to be able to move as they wear without excessive dragging. That was only a few weeks ago, so I can't say for sure that the drag-induced wear has been eliminated, but it's cheap enough that it's easily worth spreading a bit on the guides when you swap out your pads.

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      2.0

      Lube only lasted 8 months!

      By Matt

      from Pittsburgh

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Diy Brake Guy

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Does Not Last

      Best Uses

      • Brake Squeal

      Comments about Permatex Ultra Disc Brake Caliper Lube (.5 oz):

      Replaced Rear Caliper/Pad/Rotors, used this for the slide pins. I figured I'd re-lube the front caliper pins as well. 8 months later, we experience braking power issues, and I verified the front pins were all seized! After an hour of getting the pins out, the lube had turned into sticky gum. (I did clean the pins and bore before using).

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      4.0

      Good Brake Lube

      By FutureDoc

      from Western NC

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer
      Level 3

      Pros

      • Can Withstand Use
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Garage

        Comments about Permatex Ultra Disc Brake Caliper Lube (.5 oz):

        Good product, price was right for the amount I needed and I have no complaints.

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        4.0

        Works as it should

        By Silverado

        from Vermont

        About Me Home mechanic

        Verified Buyer
        Level 1

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Garage

          Comments about Permatex Ultra Disc Brake Caliper Lube (.5 oz):

          Works as it should.

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          (5 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great prodct

          By jd

          from Florence, WI

          About Me Mechanic

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          Verified Buyer
          3 or more reviews submitted

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Automotive Repair Shop
          • Home Garage

          Comments about Permatex Ultra Disc Brake Caliper Lube (.5 oz):

          This product is very easy to use and comes in a convient squeeze tube,

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          (4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          recommended

          By DeCuzzi motorsports

          from new jersey

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Competitive Driver, Mechanic

          Verified Buyer
          Level 2

          Pros

          • Can Withstand Use
          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Garage
            • Upkeep

            Comments about Permatex Ultra Disc Brake Caliper Lube (.5 oz):

            Great to have in the tool box. Instead of buying those little packets every brake job, this will give you a better product and more value because the volume in the tube.

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            (5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            lube

            By ML500

            from Chicago

            Verified Buyer
            Level 2

            Comments about Permatex Ultra Disc Brake Caliper Lube (.5 oz):

            good lube

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            (5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Right amount of supply for job!

            By bullet

            from grayson, ga

            About Me Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer
            3 or more reviews submitted

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Garage

              Comments about Permatex Ultra Disc Brake Caliper Lube (.5 oz):

              Never used this product before. Found it was the right size amount for the repair job I was doing!

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              (12 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Good

              By puro

              from PA

              Verified Buyer
              Level 3

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Petroleum Based

              Best Uses

                Comments about Permatex Ultra Disc Brake Caliper Lube (.5 oz):

                I didn't realize this is petroleum based. Be careful on rubber components. Get some silicone lube instead.

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                (11 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Does the trick!

                By slyck50

                from Boston, MA

                About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Retired

                Verified Buyer
                Level 3

                Pros

                • Can Withstand Use
                • Easy To Use
                • Reliable
                • Water Proof

                Cons

                • Will Eat Your Gloves

                Best Uses

                • Automotive Repair Shop
                • Home Garage

                Comments about Permatex Ultra Disc Brake Caliper Lube (.5 oz):

                Good stuff! As such, a bit hard to wash off your hands, but that is a GOOD thing on the car.

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                • Q:

                  If this product is petroleum based, how does it get along with both natural and synthetic rubbers, any swelling or degradation?
                  Asked on 4/14/2014 by Richard from Brownwood TX.

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Hi Richard, glad to help! Permatex Ultra Disc Brake Caliper Lube is a green, environmentally friendly, non-melting, pure synthetic lubricant. It is formulated to lubricate under the most adverse brake conditions, assuring that critical caliper pins, sleeves, bushings and pistons remain lubricated throughout pad life. Permatex Ultra Disc Brake Caliper Lube, that is water and corrosion resistant properties, is excellent on rolling and sliding surfaces operating in wet or dry conditions from -45°F to +425°F. It is compatible with internal and external brake rubber and plastic hardware, including ethylene-propylene rubber. Typical Applications: Long and short bolts, sleeves, bushings, outboard pad backing plate, inboard pad backing plate, disc brake calipers, caliper pins, and pistons.

                    Answered on 4/15/2014 by Steve from AAP
                • Q:

                  does this product work on inner anti squeal shim? or where I can find brake grease?
                  Asked on 12/28/2010 by jon first brake job from Atlanta, GA

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    This should work just fine for you.

                    Answered on 12/30/2010 by Anonymous
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