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Author Subject: Caliper refurb help
benn25

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Post #1
Just bought some Lucas calipers which im looking to refurb. Ive dismantled it and taken off all rubber ready to be blasted. However the rubber seal around the piston was wedged in with the rust that had occured. As per the pics i will get rid of the remainder but i can't quite get in the gap. Ive managed to remove most of it, but some of it is still present. Firstly:

1) Will the shotblast remove the remainding rubber?

1) If not will this affect the reliability of the new seal?

Any thoughts would be useful. Ill try and get some pics up to make it a little more clearer




Posted 3rd Jun 2010 at 04:56
welshpug!

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the dust seal or the fluid seal?

ideally you need to blast them with the seals in place to protect the piston bore in the caliper's body.

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Posted 3rd Jun 2010 at 04:51
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f*ck!!!!! ok need a remedy please. Luckily ive only done 1.
Posted 3rd Jun 2010 at 05:01
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crikey, did you dig them up from the beach?!

they should be fine as they are as long as you push the piston back in, you will need to clean any corrosion from where the seal seats by hand to prevent the blasting media from damaging the piston/bores.

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Posted 3rd Jun 2010 at 05:17
benn25

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French Spares. And the only reason i bought them from them was because everyone else was charging me a lot less - thinking less was worse. So i went for a middle price thinking id get a half decent set. Roll eyes
Posted 4th Jun 2010 at 23:02
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Doh

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Posted 4th Jun 2010 at 23:23
benn25

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Tell me about it
Posted 4th Jun 2010 at 23:26
mechanical_repairs

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Those calipers look to have stood for a long time, i have refurbed worse, they will be ok.

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Posted 5th Jun 2010 at 01:14
benn25

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Just a little pic update on these. They've come out a treat. Well happy with the result.









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