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Rust on brake caliper plates... and caliper covers.

 
Old 08-23-2016, 02:22 PM
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I'm having a hard time getting the clips to stay on. They keep popping back off when I drive. Some insight would be helpful. Message me or post here...tia
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Originally Posted by MP4.2+6.0 View Post

Paint: just order up the VHT (Very High Temperature--it's a brand) off of Amazon. Silver if you want factory boring, or black (my choice if I have those clips on instead of the S8 ones) or red or whatever. A little sanding/wire brush to clean up, a few coats in short succession, a 20 minute quick oven bake, and you are good to go.
Do you have to replace the o-ring and dust covers after you have baked the calipers for 20 minutes?

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Originally Posted by NOR_KNet View Post
Do you have to replace the o-ring and dust covers after you have baked the calipers for 20 minutes?

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Be sure they click into little slots there.
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Mishar: not sure if i understand your post or if you have quoted the wrong post hehehe
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Originally Posted by NOR_KNet View Post
Do you have to replace the o-ring and dust covers after you have baked the calipers for 20 minutes?

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Mine assumes full strip of calipers. If just dynamiting it in the car (pardon my French), then maybe some light heat gun fanned back and forth and keeping away from rubber and wires and such.

I gave up finally trying to refinish covers. Too much work and weird issues like hot spots in metal paint would not stick to reliably. You can get jobber ones that are indistinguishable from OE at way cheaper price from places like Rock Auto (at least as of a couple of years ago).

Long term BTW for brakes as these things get older: Change the slider bushing that is at the join point between the bracket pins/studs and the caliper. You push them into caliper, like if you ever do the full strip paint job. I found over the 100K miles they went from quite tight to just starting to feel like there was little resistance when assembling. May result in some play and looser feel as they age. Again, can get as a jobber part that side by side looks same as OE to me.

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Originally Posted by NOR_KNet View Post
Mishar: not sure if i understand your post or if you have quoted the wrong post hehehe
You are right. Wrong quote. Should quote this one:

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I'm having a hard time getting the clips to stay on. They keep popping back off when I drive. Some insight would be helpful. Message me or post here...tia
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When I first got my 09 W12, I had my tech who worked on her powder coat the calipers and carriers black. The covers were rusted but I had previously had S8 covers on my 05 W12 so I reused it. It turned out very well I think. We tried to powder coat the old covers but the powder would not stick to it well.

Now after a year, it has held up with no chips or flaking off. I do remember he used a high temp powder coat I think.
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