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Hey, folks.

Sometime in the next 4-6 weeks I'll be doing the front brakes, and while I have no problem with the MB brake paste, I like the idea of a spray because it should be more uniform coating. This can should last the rest of the time I have the car and maybe the one after that:


Anyone used it? If not I'm happy to be the guinea pig. :D

Take care and enjoy the ride,
Greg
 

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Hey, folks.

Sometime in the next 4-6 weeks I'll be doing the front brakes, and while I have no problem with the MB brake paste, I like the idea of a spray because it should be more uniform coating. This can should last the rest of the time I have the car and maybe the one after that:


Anyone used it? If not I'm happy to be the guinea pig. :D

Take care and enjoy the ride,
Greg
I used this stuff in the past with no luck. I had brake squeal. I just replaced my front pads with Axxis Metal Masters and used the Mercedes paste and they are quiet so far. Just my opinion.
 

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Hey, folks.

Sometime in the next 4-6 weeks I'll be doing the front brakes, and while I have no problem with the MB brake paste, I like the idea of a spray because it should be more uniform coating. This can should last the rest of the time I have the car and maybe the one after that:


Anyone used it? If not I'm happy to be the guinea pig. :D

Take care and enjoy the ride,
Greg
i tried the CRC spray it does not do what the label isays *DISC BRAKE QUIET* my front brakes was screaming(literally) for me to put some MB BRAKE PASTE on. Lol
 

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Brake paste is simply high-temperature grease. It is to aid sliding of the pads in the caliper, and is not intended to reduce noise.

To reduce noise, I have used a CRC product in a small squeeze bottle. I don't remember what it was called, but it is bright orange and sets up to a substance that is similar to but much softer than RTV. You apply that at the points where the caliper is pushing the pads toward the rotor, on the backs of the pads (brake paste is not supposed to go there). That stuff does work.
 

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Some pads have paste applied on them at the factory.
That said the last few MB pads I replaced with no silencers at all. Only ML55 had minimal squeak, but that is common issue on those models.
 

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Good enough, guys. I thought it would be handier to just have around, but I'll stick with the MB paste when I change MB pads. :thumbsup:

(FWIW, on one previous order the little paste packet was small enough that it went under the cardboard flap in the box and I thought they shorted me, but then I took a harder look and lifted the flap and there it was. At least a large aerosol can you know if it's there or not!!)

Take care and enjoy the ride,
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To reduce noise, I have used a CRC product in a small squeeze bottle. I don't remember what it was called, but it is bright orange and sets up to a substance that is similar to but much softer than RTV. You apply that at the points where the caliper is pushing the pads toward the rotor, on the backs of the pads (brake paste is not supposed to go there). That stuff does work.
I used that and it killed all the dry squeaking I used to have
BTW, squeaking is due to pad vibration
 

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I buy MB brake goo in a tube, lifetime supply

I buy the MB brake paste in a tube, part# A 001 989 87 51.

I call it MB brake "goo" since it comes out of the tube more like goo than paste.

Originally, I used it per MB spec on the metal "ends" of the backing plates on the pads. I have attached the W163 bulletin that describes that, but the application to the metal ends of the backplates can be applied to any pad.

I personally choose to "schmear: a light coating on the backplate - which per Matt's suggestion does help tpo slide in the pads, as long as you don't put too much on it doesn't cause a mess.

I have not had any squealing on any of my brake pad replacements since I got te of goo.

That's just my experience, but across my MB's the goo has worked very well for me.
 

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I used that and it killed all the dry squeaking I used to have
BTW, squeaking is due to pad vibration
Do you recall the name of the product? I lost my last (ten-year-old) bottle in a garage fire and can't remember what it was called.
 

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That's the stuff. Same name as the aerosol can. How do they spray that goop out? Some sort of quick-dry solvent?
 

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Don't assume the aerosol is the same stuff as the bottle..
 

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I was wondering how it could have the same name, mostly.

The stuff in the tube does work. It has solved some very bad squeals for me in the past.
 

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I lately replace brake pads for my S500 rear. I use brake pasted from a tub bought from auto store. I use some on the piston contact and the middle part of the metal slim and also between the slim and the pad which also come with a soft pad patch. The pad is made of ceramic and beige color. basically, the dust will not be visible as black powder on your mag. I did not hear any squeals either for last 700 miles since I put it on. Pad is Akebono Eur848 from RockAuto.
 
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