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I'm calling on the collective brain here to help me identify the lube in the attached pics.

It's definitely not Vaseline and it's too dark and has a unique odor unlike silicone grease. So I was thinking it's brake pin lube. But before I use it, I would like to be more sure that it is actually brake pin lube.

Does anyone recognize the contents and container? Does brake pin grease have a faint unique odor? What are the identifying characteristics of brake pin lube?

Thanks!

Jason
 

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The squeeze tube of CRC Sta-Lube Synthetic brake caliper grease that I have looks like a synthetic black moly grease. So I'm of no help.
 

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Ha, ha, ha, I wouldn't have a clue as to what that looks like.

I think the most important characteristics of brake pin grease are its resistance to high temperatures and ability to stay put.

Perhaps I'll but a dab in a spoon and heat it with a propane torch and observe for any changes in viscosity and stay-putness.

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Size, shape, quantity...looks like soldering iron flux.
 

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See if It oils leather. I have some stuff that has a name brand on it that is the same color, in a plastic container, that came with the leather seat.
 

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See if It oils leather. I have some stuff that has a name brand on it that is the same color, in a plastic container, that came with the leather seat.
It does look like leather bicycle seat lube, but it's not; see my Brooks bicycle seat lube below.

I think I'll give up my quest to find out what it is and simply adopt DPelletier's suggestion to not use it on brake pins.

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