Good day all, I have a question about caliper brake maintenance. Occasionally, my caliper brakes remain a little "stuck" closed, in that I have to manually open them/spread them back out in order to drive away the brake pads from the braking track.
I have temporarily remedied this condition just by pouring some water on the calipers (at the location the blue arrow is pointing to):
the brakes' correct functionality is restored for a while when I add the water there. This makes me think that they just need to be lubricated to make the "fix" longer lasting/permanent.
So, my question is: is lubrication allowed (and advised) in correspondence of the blue arrow? Are there some specific products? Some people told me to avoid WD-40, firstly because it's too volatile, and then because it's highly aggressive towards plastic parts. So, I wish to know what products I have to search, and if it's a common maintenance to do.