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#1 Braders

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 03:43 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!

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 08:47 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!


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.

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 07:37 PM

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.


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????

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 12:17 AM

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????

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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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