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The service manual specifies to use Honda Silicone Grease (08C30-B0234M) on the caliper slide pins. However, this stuff is about $50 a tube and not widely available.

Are there any good alternatives?

I've read that only silicone grease should be used because it's compatible with the rubber seals and won't make them swell up. The standard synthetic brake greases apparently are not compatible with some rubber seals.

Maybe this Ford XG-3-A silicone grease? Only $15 a tube vs. $50 for the hard to get Honda stuff.
http://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Ford-Silicone-Dielectric-Compound/dp/B000NU7OZG

Or maybe NAPA Sil-Glyde? Only $6.49 per 4 Oz tube from NAPA.
http://www.amazon.com/Napa-7651346-Sil-Glyde-Silicone-Lubricating/dp/B0054DWS1W
 

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I have used a nickel based never seize I got at napa auto for $11 and I use it on wheel studs or anything I may want to take apart in the future.
 

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Besides the issue of the rubber boots, you also need to consider that brakes get HOT. So, you can't use just any ol' silicone or synthetic grease.

Fortunately, high temp brake grease is available at any auto parts store. Tell 'em what you will be using it for.

PS: I've had the most luck being 'generous' with the grease on slider pins. Pack it in!
 

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I'm prepping for a rear brake job this weekend (pads + discs). I've always had good luck with Permetex Ultra Disc Brake Caliper lube (synthetic silicone) on the guide pins (safe for the rubber boots) and Moly Lube on the pad brackets.
 
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