Tips for best results
Click on the Instructions button above for applying Squeal Out.
1. Don’t forget to stir the paste before use. If the paste got hotter than 96 degrees its components may separate and all the abrasives will settle to the bottom leaving the non abrasive components on top.
When applying the paste to the rotor it’s critical that it sticks to the rotor and doesn’t get wiped off by the brake pads before it can get trapped between the pad and rotor.
2. If the paste has dried out a bit, add a few drops of water to hydrate the paste to a consistency that will allow it to stick to the rotor, however you don’t want to over dilute it with water that will ruin your results.
4. Squeal Out works only when the pads are able to push the paste into all the micro grooves of the rotor, you are treating the pads and the rotor at the same time. If the paste does not get between the pads and rotor it will not work.
5. If you do not get results on your first application, re apply the paste again.
6. With brakes like Elixirs and Shimano you will notice that the pad’s set very close to the rotor which will make it more difficult to get the paste between the pad and rotor. In these cases you may have to re apply the paste a few times in order to get results.
7. Sometimes a Squeal, Chatter or Hum can be a mechanical problem, Squeal Out is not a fix all miracle. Be sure to check you pads for wear, most people try to look in the caliper with the wheel off to check pad wear (DON’T MAKE THIS MISTAKE) always remove the pads to inspect them for wear.
If they are worn out and you have a metal to metal contact going on, of course the paste will not help. Sometimes a pad return spring can get deformed and get sucked in between the pads thus causing a metal to metal contact and squeal.
I have seen many times where only one pad moves at a time even on duel piston calipers, in this case the pad that moves first will flex the rotor far enough to touch the caliper body thus causing a metal to metal contact. Sometimes the rotor can also flex and make contact with the bracket that goes between the caliper and fork or frame. Look for wear marks from the rotor making contact to see if this is happening.
8. Quick release springs; here’s one for you that I see a lot of times. If one of your quick release springs is on backwards and is wrapped around the outside of your axle it will cause your hub to sit uneven in your frame and or fork.
Also causing your rotor to sit off center and causing you pads to either rub or make contact at a angle that your pads are not worn into and this will sometimes cause squeal and drag. Your wheel will also no longer be centered in your fork or frame. I see this happen a lot of times too. Remember the small diameter end of the spring of a quick release faces the axle.
9. Any time Squeal Out has not worked for me in my shop I have always found a mechanical reason for it like the one listed above. So far, for the last 3 years I have had a 100% fix rate with Squeal Out providing there were no mechanical problems with the brakes.
10. Last but not least this product is for disc brakes only; it is not designed for rim brakes aka v brakes, caliper brakes or center pull brakes.
I sincerely hope these tips will help you in having a safe quiet ride, which is our goal at Squeal Out.