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Old 10-07-2011, 09:50 PM   #1
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I just picked up a set of STi gold Brembo calipers. I am going to have my shop rebuild them but would also like to get them powder coated. Any tips or tricks on what I should do? My shop is telling me powder coating the calipers may destroy the seal that you can't but and replace?? How is everyone else getting their calipers powder coated? Please let me know, thanks!
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Old 10-07-2011, 10:20 PM   #2
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Usually you crack them apart, take the seals, etc out. It'll be expensive getting new seals and don't lose anything along the way. Those pins are expensive.
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Old 10-08-2011, 11:12 AM   #3
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There are rebuild kits available for the Brembos. Disassemble, get powdercoated, rebuild with rebuild kit.
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:06 PM   #4
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I was told there are other seals that can't be replaced. Anyone else??
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:17 PM   #5
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There are rebuild kits available for the Brembos. Disassemble, get powdercoated, rebuild with rebuild kit.
This is correct
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:25 PM   #6
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we do this all the time. they are completely rebuildable
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:12 PM   #7
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There is one seal for the internal crossover that is not easy to get because it's not considered a serviceable part.

We got em though as well as the rebuild kits
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:43 AM   #8
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Do it yourself. A shop is going to rape you to do it. You'll likely be in the hole $600+ for powder and rebuild and install. And that's just dumb. It's not hard to do this yourself.

Also, have your logos powder coated as well. Stickers are half-assed.
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:09 AM   #9
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There is one seal for the internal crossover that is not easy to get because it's not considered a serviceable part.

We got em though as well as the rebuild kits
Man, I wish I had known you carried the crossover seal (should have asked). I had to custom order them..... Are they the cup type seals or just O-Rings?
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:09 AM   #10
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:59 AM   #11
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I'll have to look.

Ryan got them from a race shop in Charlotte when he powder-coated his calipers. I told him to get 10 for the shelf. I thought they were just o-rings though.
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They are indeed o-rings.
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:28 PM   #13
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They look like tinny piston seal They are not round o-rings they are square. By square I mean the shape of the band that makes the ring. We sell them from time to time but don't offer them in our store.



If this is what you need we have it. They sell for like a buck a piece.

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Old 11-08-2011, 06:06 PM   #14
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While probably not the same size, this is just like the subaru 4pots. They are indeed cheap if you can source them correctly, and not hard at all to find.

you just need to find one that can handle high heat, and brakefluid, which many suppliers list as a technical spec.

Often, you can re-use the one in there!
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Old 11-08-2011, 06:10 PM   #15
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Brembo Cross Over Rings - In stock
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There is one seal for the internal crossover that is not easy to get because it's not considered a serviceable part.

We got em though as well as the rebuild kits
I know this is a old thread but better than starting a new one. Okay my question is, can I powdercoat the calipers while having the crossover o-ring in there?
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I think it would melt. Most powder coating is 400 to 450f. If your doing a candy 2 stage it would melt for sure.
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I know this is a old thread but better than starting a new one. Okay my question is, can I powdercoat the calipers while having the crossover o-ring in there?

That's what we did
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That's what we did
you mean you left the crossover o ring in there while powder coating it?
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We did not split the calipers so yeah the o-ring is in there.
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So powder coating both sides as one part. Doesn't that cause problems?
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So powder coating both sides as one part. Doesn't that cause problems?
Splitting it in the future would be an issue. But I've seen it done in many other forums and those users didn't burst in flames and die. Properly masked, holes covered, there shouldnt be any issue.
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So powder coating both sides as one part. Doesn't that cause problems?

Doesn't Brembo do it that way?
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how about while you baking the calipers do you leave the crossover ring in there still?

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