@f18framer - what would you recommend to spray or lube the sliders?
With my F250: The rubber boots were all but gone - due to the first owner virtually was to lazy to do any maintenance & the boots just rotted away.
I used spray Kroil & it seemed to keep them freed up.
I would have used a type of grease but I didn't want anything that would attract & hold any type of dirt or grit.
Once The OEM pads are worn to the point of replacement - I will experiment with the 1st set of aftermarket pads.
Then the next step will be to replace the rotors along with new pads again.
I am a huge fan of the exhaust brake \ engine brake - and I do use this device when towing.
I truly Believe this device can almost double the life of your pads and rotors if run properly.
When It's time - PowerStop will be the replacement @ all 4 corners! -- Might even look into installing a stainless steel break line kit @ all 4 corners as well...