Micra K13 Front Brakes

Just had a K13 in.. Brakes on these are virtually identicle to some of the older nissan front brake single pot calipers you may have encountered although seems to be that newer Japanese cars have done away with 12mm bolts everywhere and are now 13s...

Just in case anyone is curious how the brakes come apart:
 
A mistake I made recently was not applying copper coat directly to the calliper before clipping the sliders on. They don't half make a noise, I thought something was seriously wrong!
 
I usually put some copper grease on the ears of the caliper and on the piston end that touches the pad but I forgot this time.. Ill add it another day since it has a service due in a month or two
 
I started working for nissan last year and couldn't believe it when I found out everything is now renault. Everything on jap cars is 10, 12, 14mm, now everything is 10, 11, 13, spline drive, hex, PAIN IN THE ASS!

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I usually put some copper grease on the ears of the caliper and on the piston end that touches the pad but I forgot this time.. Ill add it another day since it has a service due in a month or two
Video shows smothering the disc pad carrier / retainer clips assembly in copper grease that will attract brake dust build up rapidly becoming a sticky sludge crud increasing repeat cleaning frequency unnecessary job creation that can be avoided by using a dry lubricant / graphite spray in my DIY experience? ;)
 
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I've done customer brakes in the same way for years and years and never had a seized caliper or stuck pad a result of using copper grease but yes a dry lubes also do the trick
 
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