brake question

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Can someone suggest the best type of anti-squeek compound for new brake pads?

Also, what is the best indication for worn out discs?

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I don't know much about anti-sqeel, so can't help you on that question. However, to tell if your "disks" are worn out, you should measure them and compare to the minimum thickness specified in the FSM. If they are thicker than min, then you're good to go....if not, then replace. If you have disk fronts, then the min rotor thickness is usually stamped on the rim.
 

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Anti-squeal compound usually comes with new pads, with directions. Some say beveling the pads at the edges helps avoid squeal.

Old adage: the Germans don't care if the brakes squeak if they stop the car; the Americans don't care if the brakes stop the car just so long as they don't squeak.

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CRC synthetic caliper lubricant.
What I do is...
Buff all mating surfaces. Sand the rust off the pins. Thoroughly clean the piston tops.
Coat any surface that touches another surface with the lube. (But not the caliper-to-rotor surface, :duh: )
THOROUGHLY coat the pins with lube.
Rarely do I ever have a brake job come back for noise.
Your pads will last longer and wear more evenly this way. too.

Bevelling the leading and trailing edges of the pads is a necessity for big Chevy's, like 3/4 ton+
 
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