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Braders
Hey,

next week i plan on painting my brake calipers red, i have been advised that i should remove them first?

i was just wondering how i remove them, obviously i need too remove the wheel first but then what lol??


any help appreciated!
stef123
[quote name='Braders' post='29290' date='Jun 18 2009, 04:43 AM']Hey,

next week i plan on painting my brake calipers red, i have been advised that i should remove them first?

i was just wondering how i remove them, obviously i need too remove the wheel first but then what lol??


any help appreciated![/quote]

You will need a brake hose clamp for this as you dont want any air getting in. I also jam the pedal to the floor using a piece of wood, works a treat. once you have done that remove the brake hose from the calliper, undo the 2 x 7mm allen bolts so you can remove the pads, then remove the 2 x 15mm bolts that secure the calliper carrier to the hub.
to refit, you will need to bleed the brakes to get rid of the air from the callipers.
Braders
[quote name='stef123' post='29301' date='Jun 18 2009, 09:47 AM']You will need a brake hose clamp for this as you dont want any air getting in. I also jam the pedal to the floor using a piece of wood, works a treat. once you have done that remove the brake hose from the calliper, undo the 2 x 7mm allen bolts so you can remove the pads, then remove the 2 x 15mm bolts that secure the calliper carrier to the hub.
to refit, you will need to bleed the brakes to get rid of the air from the callipers.[/quote]

cant i just simply undo the allen bolts and paint them that way. all i need too do it get into the tiny gaps that would be hard too get too, i dont really need too take the caliper and walk off with it lol at least i havent got all that bother of bleeding the brakes and so on????

thanks
stef123
[quote name='Braders' post='29394' date='Jun 18 2009, 08:37 PM']cant i just simply undo the allen bolts and paint them that way. all i need too do it get into the tiny gaps that would be hard too get too, i dont really need too take the caliper and walk off with it lol at least i havent got all that bother of bleeding the brakes and so on????

thanks[/quote]

certainly nothing stopping you just removing the allen bolts, just remember you will need to push the piston back in before you reassemble(remove the brake fluid resevoir cap first though).


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