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Old 01-20-2009, 12:57 AM
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I resisted the urge to paint them purple ....

It's rattle can caliper paint - that stuff has been holding up really good on my Z28 for 7 years and 100K miles.... and I did not even take the calipers off when I painted those.... just wire brushed and sprayed it down with brake cleaner....
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Old 01-20-2009, 12:58 AM
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With my wheels, I can't even see the calipers...saves me time and effort....
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Old 01-21-2009, 01:55 AM
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Done... installed the O-rings and the dust shields onto the pistons and installed the pistons, bolted the two halves together (with new O-rings between the halves)....
lotsa new parts:


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O-ring pistons and O-rings and dust seals:
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tapping dust seal into position:

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all done:

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Old 01-24-2009, 03:46 PM
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are those pistons painted black or black anodized?
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Doesn't look like paint. Regular brake fluid would eat the paint so I am guessing it's anodized....I got them from Mike (tracdogg2).

I started on the two front calipers today
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Old 01-26-2009, 01:26 AM
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Here are a few photos of the front calipers:


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Stainless sleeve:

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Primer:

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and painted:

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Had to make a tool to install the dust seals, these are 2" diameter and I couldn't find a socket that size...


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It's a 2" pipe welded to a washer and a bolt... quick and easy....


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I used RTV around the dust seals and some "brake quiet" to glue the pads to the pistons - I think that's all this stuff is good for... I had it sitting on the shelf so why not use it...

This is what the piston springs are good for:



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done:

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Old 01-26-2009, 09:37 PM
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Karsten,
Save your old rear pistons. They work great for keeping the pads spread apart.
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Old 02-13-2009, 01:23 AM
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You rebuilt these with O rings, have you installed these and do you notice a difference in brake performance and pedal feel ?
How much is this kit ?
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Old 02-13-2009, 02:02 AM
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Arthur, the kit is $120 for all four calipers. I got it from Mike (Classic Corvette Parts in Dallas), his username is tracdogg2.

I installed semi metallic pads at the same time I installed the O-ring calipers. My brakes have never been this good and I did the front only - had to swap the front calipers because the AutoZone lip seal calipers started leaking really bad between the two caliper halves .... found the sealing surface had quiet a few imperfections...
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Hey-Karsten...nice write up and picture illustrations. I think even I can follow it and I'll be using it real soon!
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