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is it common to apply RTV behind your brake pads?

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Im taking apart a set of pads from the calipers, and noticed some high temp RTV or some sealant behind it- I assume its to prevent moisture from entering the brake piston. I've seen this done before, and sometimes I haven't- but I haven't replaced many pads before to actually see if you are "supposed" to or not.

Any thoughts?

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What color is it. I have used a product on the back of pads to quiet them. Red in color very viscous on application and dries to an appearance very similiar to RTV.

Earl

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All it does is not let them vibrate under light braking.

John

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(nt)

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Guest Anonymous

thing on the back of brake pads on a track car though, since the heat will melt anything applied and can cause problems.

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Guest Anonymous

even on a normal driving loop- there's enough heat generated there to kind up the piston, or cause some interference with the seals there don't you think?

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Guest Anonymous

rear of the pad (the backing plate) to prevent any squeal.

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(nt)

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on all metal-to-metal contact points, i.e. pad backing plate to piston, backing plate edges to caliper and spring.

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I wouldn't put it on brakes.

Anti-squeal compound, yes.

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