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Brakes squeal for 2 reasons, pad face to rotor contact & backside of pad to caliper piston contact.
The blue or red anti-squeal compound is supposed to stop the pad to caliper piston contact squeal {there are also plastic shims you can buy for this as well}.
The pad to rotor squeal is more difficult to eliminate. The biggest culprit is the pad compound selection. The higher the intended operating temperature of the pad, generally the higher the tendency to squeal with light or even no pedal pressure.
Pagid "blue" pads work well for me on the street, "orange" squeal like a banshee, "black" squeal slightly with light pedal pressure applied.

My experience & my .02 worth.

Mark
Old 04-24-2012, 08:41 AM
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