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156 brake pad alignment

Well the sun is shining so the car is being treated to a bit of maintenance I've just sorted the speedo milometer bulb (good thread on this forum) and now I'm on to the brakes.

The brakes work, but the fronts squeal badly. Sometimes they continue to squeak very slightly after I release the pedal. I was going to douse the back of the pads in Copper Slip (is that OK?) but I've noticed that the pads don't really align exactly on the polished part of the brake disc. It almost looks as though the pads are too big and are slightly touching the non-polished (slightly rusty) rim in the centre. Obviously this would explain a great deal of the noise. The spring clips are in place, so I can't see what would cause this. I haven't actually got as far as removing the pads, so they are in their current position after driving about 5000 miles since replacement.

Any ideas? Thanks!
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The pad material came away from the back 'shoe' part of mine, which was causing a squealing. Check the pads are actually still in one piece.
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