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Old 08-09-05, 01:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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DIY - Brake Caliper Restoration

DIY - Caliper Restoration.

I dunno about you... but after 13 years my calipers look horrible... and I mean horrible. This simple DIY will restore your calipers to BRAND new. The worst thing is having a decent set of rims but your calipers look like junk. This is also a great preventative measure from a seized caliper. You can perform this DIY with the Caliper on on off. Just remember to cover up the 2 rubber parts with some heavy duty tape.

1. Go to Lowes and pick up these two mesh grinders. They are in the tools section. I picked the coarse one becuase it will never be to aggressive against the calipers.



2. Here is my caliper, 13 years of wear-n-tear is obviously visible.



3. The grinder after 10 seconds (literally)



4. The grinder after 5 minute (literally)



5. After 10 minutes, the results on my type 2 caliper (literally).




Amazing before and after.

Enjoy!

EDIT:
daytime shot of my type1 caliper.


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Nice, bro.
Are you planning to paint them?
If so, what color?

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Are you going to rebuild the caliper as well?
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I should done that before I painted my calipers haha. NICE JOB!!!
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no point in doing that unless u paint them they will just rust worse then before
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You missed a spot.

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I feel like doing the same thing when I do the Type II conversion
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Good job! I'll prolly do that to mine after this coming winter. Thanks!!!
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no point in doing that unless u paint them they will just rust worse then before
Hmm really? Well thats lame lol.

I painted them red after anways.
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Thumbs up You're Damn Good !

Hell no, 'Ballistic' gets better and better on each day. He beats all competition ! Wonderful and damn nice work as usual, Thomas. You're ma boi . Thank you so much for all !!!

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