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    Question How do I remove my Calipers?

    Hey guys, I'm thinking of painting my calipers this weekend and obviously thought it would be better to remove them and paint the rather than trying to do it in situ. How do I do this and what tools will I need. I don't have access to a Haynes manual and there is nothing in the How To's for removing Calipers. Also will I need to bleed my brake lines afterwards and if so how? I don't think it is that hard but just after some tips that's all. I will be using Hammerite smooth finish paint as well.

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    Far Easier to do on the car, removal of the callipers would require a 7mm allen key for the fronts, then a small spanner to remove the brake pipe from the car.
    Then the Carriers would need removing.....then refitting it would require you to rebleed the callipers.

    I personally did mine on the car, cant tell that they was done like that until you remove the wheels.

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    Hi mate i did my ones on tha car Dead Easy just pop the wheel off an paint them

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    Hi mate i did my ones on tha car Dead Easy just pop the wheel off an paint them
    i did all 4 in about 1 hour no probs at home with a jack
    some brake cleaner an a wire brush

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    how long you need to leave them to dry before putting the wheels back on?
    (or does it not matter?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by phil-boyGSi View Post
    how long you need to leave them to dry before putting the wheels back on?
    (or does it not matter?)
    doesn't really matter, but they recommend 24 hours before using the car.

    About 4 hours between each coat, I only did 2 coats on mine and it looked fine (in black), most recommend 3 coats.

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