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 Post subject: Strip, clean and paint Brake Calipers
Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:05 am 
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Hi,

I managed to get some brake calipers from the wreckers to use as spares for my AUII down the track.

I'm in the process of dismantling the calipers to check pistons and bore for damage.

I've tried using electric drill with wire brush to remove rust and debris from surface, other section is bit hard to access.

Would soaking the caliper parts be ok in petrol to remove any residual crap?

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 Post subject: Re: Strip, clean and paint Brake Calipers
Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:13 pm 
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i sand blasted my calipers and they came up great. using brake cleaner works pretty good with the wire brush. if you try sand blasting make sure you have the bleed nipple in and seal the fluid entry hole. also stay away from the piston bore. hope that helps.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Strip, clean and paint Brake Calipers
Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:26 pm 
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If you can get onto it, Soda blasting is pretty good and causes less flotsam.

Might be worth watching this bloke, he shows how to paint a caliper :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmEEYTt ... E&index=13

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFv2sTolQpQ
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 Post subject: Re: Strip, clean and paint Brake Calipers
Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:10 am 
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Thanks Shaddoweaver and Papa Smurf.

Much appreciate the advices.

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 Post subject: Re: Strip, clean and paint Brake Calipers
Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:02 am 
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Can brake calipers be placed in an electric oven to harden up caliper paint?

If so, what temperature and how long for?

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 Post subject: Re: Strip, clean and paint Brake Calipers
Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:41 pm 
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Yes they can but, you need to make sure there are no rubbers in and that you don't use the overn again for anything else.
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 Post subject: Re: Strip, clean and paint Brake Calipers
Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:30 pm 
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Thank you
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