||04-25-2011 06:59 PM
Originally Posted by Sniper Focus
He said it was pretty easy, in fact I took the same kind of caliper apart. It's been years and I dont remember, but I think I put a screwdriver through the banjo bolt hole and worked one piston out, and with that one out it was easy to get the second one. Depending on how much the piston(s) are already out will make it easier, I think I might have used some pliers and a rag to work them out too. If you really look at it you can figure it out.
It's just an O ring around the piston that seals it internally, the rubber part you see on the outside of the piston is the dust seal. There isnt much holding it in the caliper. They used to sell rebuild kits for calipers instead of buying a rebuilt ones.
I'm sure I could handle it, but I wasn't sure if it was worth taking it apart to powder coat. I wouldn't take the motor out to change a spark plug. If the calipers couldn't be taken apart, then we wouldn't have core charges, I guess. When I worked at a garage, we had to send the old calipers back to be rebuilt. I just wasn't sure how it was done.
How about coating the calipers and brackets with Rhino Liner or Line X? The drums can be done, no doubt, but will the fitment be messed up with the thickness of the coating on the caliper and bracket? I know how fustrating it can be to have a pad that won't seat in a caliper or bracket correctly just because it is not at the perfect angle. Obviously, the holes would have to be covered up to not get anything in the threads, but I am just wary of any fitment issues. Hell, I would coat my whole car in Line X if I could afford it.