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I posted this in the SRAM forum also. should I use any lubrication on the piston seal? it fits inside the body of the caliper and around the outside of the piston. use brake fluid? use a light grease? use nothing. these brakes have never worked right. the inboard pad will not retract away from the rotor. bleed after bleed and it operates the same. I searched here and the SRAM site and found nothing. a link to a parts list would be helpful. I only have one rebuild kit, no part number on it. thanks.
 

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Hi giantbikeboy

You should use "red rubber grease", or silicone lube. The stuff you need to use isn't SRAM specific, though it sells a grease. if you google something like "rebuild brake caliper grease" or "rebuild brake caliper lube" or "rebuild brake caliper silicone" you'll get heaps of info

Here's a thread for you:
https://forums.mtbr.com/brake-time/...ease-available-auto-supply-stores-735681.html

Also make sure that you clean the pistons well: see this awesome video from Park Tools
https://www.pinkbike.com/video/478889/
 
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