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#1 ashparry_


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Posted 01 February 2019 - 10:26 AM

Looking at buying second hand calliper, hubs, flanges just wondering how to clean them up as best as possible. Can you vapour blast them or not?

#2 luismx123


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Posted 01 February 2019 - 11:30 AM

brake cleaner ;)

#3 Carlos W

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 11:41 AM

Vapour blast them with the pistons etc in then replace the pistons and seals

#4 DeadSquare


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Posted 01 February 2019 - 05:30 PM

Soak them overnight in Paraffin before scrubbing with a stubby old paint brush and then brush with Jizer/Gunk. 


Rinse well in water, scratch off any loose paint and soak them in vinegar for a couple of days, no more than a week,


Rinse individually, dry and quickly paint.


You may get away with the old pistons;  stainless steel replacements will outlast the car.


Wheel bearings and seals can be done on the car, later, to spread the cost.

#5 Dusky


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Posted 03 February 2019 - 10:17 PM

I second this vinegar trick, although I use citric acid now as it doesn't smell as bad.
http://www.theminifo...g/#entry3520322 see here for results

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