Sumitomo 6 pots

Discussion in 'Brakes' started by Poolio, Feb 6, 2019.

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  1. Feb 6, 2019 #1

    Poolio

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    sand blasted them today, going to strip them now and paint them. What’s the best way to get the cylinders out? Air? Do I have to split them? Do they just push back in after removing. Plan on soaking all the gaskets in brake fluid while I have the pistons apart
     

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    You don't to split them. Just make sure you didnt' get any media in there.

    Assuming they aren't connected to a brake hose I would use air to get the pistons out. A 6 piston caliper can be a little tricky. I try to get them all out a bit and then work one at a time. They make special pliers for this (someone posted a photo here not too long ago and it was news to me) but, I've never needed much other than air or, hooking it up to a brake line.

    You're putting in new seals? Brake fluid works. I have some grease that I received with some caliper rebuild kits long ago that I use. Its pink. Kinda feels like silicone. Not quite sure what it is.
     
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    Thanks. I’m going to try and get them ready for paint tonight. I’m not replacing the seals, was told it was unnecessary unless they were leaking. Just wanted to clean them up a bit. Thought I’d have to split them
     
  4. Feb 11, 2019 at 11:45 AM #4

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    I need to do mine but may just wait to see what I'm going to do with the forks first.
     

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