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Front calipers piston removal - how and who?

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in the progress of rebuilding my calipers and have split them apart, but can't remove the pistons

i just want to get them out to have a look at the condition of the bores to see if they're worth rebuilding

does anyone know how to get them out? compressed air does not do the trick for me

or maybe recommend a good place in south that can do it for me

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if air wont push them out you might have to put them back together and hook up, put a piece of wood between them and pump the pedal, if they are not seized put back together and us air again good luck! and watch your fingers

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Use a grease gun !

The thread is the same as the caliper and is much safer than using compressed air .

Its a bit messy but it's what the pro's use .

Cheers Doug

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Wear eye protection also, brake fluid in eyes not good.

 

WHS Gav on the scene!

we want to see a hard hat,safety vest and a harness if standing up...

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all sorted

better brakes in breaside removed them for me, they have a hydraulic pump at the shop

damage is 4x pistons @19 each, 2x seal kits @14 each and 2 bleed nipples

all i need to work out if to sandblast the caliper or just degrease

the rotors are 12mm and rusty, so I figure that if I get them skimmed, I loose .5 and I will be within .5 limit.

i think 11mm is min thickness

any sources for cheap rotors?

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