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Re: Cleaning parts that were in a fire
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2015, 12:35:42 PM »
CCIE:  Since you didn't say what make of caliper you have or type (one piston, 2 piston, 4,6 etc)  I'll give you a general Utube video of a 4 piston caliper overhaul.  He misnames some parts but generally he gives good advice on disassembly and cleaning.  Media blast or wire brush to your choice.  Dirt around a rebuild is the killer.  In the video, he doesn't split the halves to replace the brake fluid passage "O" rings which are a must in your case.  Latex or latex free gloves are good.  If bores or pistons are pitted, go with new or rebuilt caliper.  Option to paint: RED of course ;-)   Jim

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qoQlAW4DPnA
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Re: Cleaning parts that were in a fire
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2015, 12:11:31 PM »
sand blasting might work.

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Cleaning parts that were in a fire
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2015, 11:46:41 AM »
Hi Everyone,

 What's the best way to clean suspension parts that was in a fire but looks like just surface crisping. Also has anyone ever rebuilt brake calipers and what's required. The Calipers are charred. I will definitely have to take them apart and clean the charred parts then replace all the rubber seals, ect.

 Any advise is greatly appreciated

 Thanks
 CCIE