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I have a new set of brake callipers that I want to powder coat before fitting. To do this the seals etc will have to be removed. My question is will I need to replace the seals even though they have never been used.

 

Steve D

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Ian

Thanks that sounds good advice, I have got silicone bungs to stop the powder in the other holes but maybe just use high temp tape in place of the dust cap over the piston . I would think that the seal should be good to survive the 200 deg c as the calliper must get hot in use

 

Steve D

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I had my motorcycle ones done by Redditch Shotblasting. They needed the the pistons, seals and bleed nipples removed. They then plugged the small holes and high temperature taped the bores. Be carefully if it's a two piece (split) calliper as I have found some have seals at the joint. There were no problems in reusing the pistons and seals, just make sure the powder coating hasn't formed a lip at the cylinder opening which will damage the seal.

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