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Old 05-30-2003, 12:51 PM   #1
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Default Removing brake pads/caliper brackets

I'm going to paint my calipers and I want to just remove the whole assembly to make the cleaning easier and avoid masking the car since I'm spraying. I know which bolts to remove to take the caliper bracket off the rotor, but what about details on removing the brake line? Is it just a small nut? I assume the line will need to be plugged (with what?) so fluid doesn't leak out? I know I'll have to bleed after reinstalling, so I'm not concerned about a little fluid loss, I just don't want it getting everywhere.

Do the pads just slide/pop out easily (and back in)? Do I have to do anything special upon reinstalling besides just pushing the piston back in (and opening the reservoir)? Once the pads are out, I'll mask any obvious non-metal/rubber areas (I've gotten the tip to put some grease on those areas to avoid getting paint on them), but can I pretty much paint everything else?

Much thanks in advance......
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Old 05-31-2003, 01:49 AM   #2
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Yep, the entire assembly can be taken off by removing the two 17 mm bolts located on the back side of the brake assembly. The pads are removed by removing the two 14mm bolts near the center of the brake assembly. Remove the brake line and plug it up. You will see the pads come out and go in very easily.

Make sure to clean the entire assembly with brake cleaner at least two times. The brake cleaner will remove all the brake dust and gease. The two rubber boots can stay in place while you paint, just cover them with tape so you don't get paint on them.

Take your time and make sure everything is clean before you start.

Have fun!

ps I assume you are using caliper or exhaust maniflod paint, other paints including engine paint will burn off.
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