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how to deep clean calipers? baked on brake dust #5259091 11/05/19 11:45 AM
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calipers not attached. these are toyota calipers. is there a coating on the calipers or is it raw cast metal? i have used a stainless wire brush, gunk engine foaming degreaser, and brake parts cleaner, and simple green. cant get the baked on brake dust in the inside calipers. they are not from the rust belt so no rust at all. are there other solvents i could try? i want to clean as much as i can before taking out the pistons to rebuild.


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Re: how to deep clean calipers? baked on brake dust [Re: bionictony] #5259107 11/05/19 12:05 PM
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Take to a shop with a parts washer.

Re: how to deep clean calipers? baked on brake dust [Re: bionictony] #5259138 11/05/19 12:40 PM
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Meguiar's Ultimate Wheel Cleaner and elbow grease.

Since you're doing a rebuild, maybe a dunk in Chemtool is in order?


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Re: how to deep clean calipers? baked on brake dust [Re: bionictony] #5259167 11/05/19 01:37 PM
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Spray carb cleaner works also, use gloves in a well ventilated area.


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Re: how to deep clean calipers? baked on brake dust [Re: bionictony] #5259246 11/05/19 03:56 PM
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Easy off oven cleaner

Re: how to deep clean calipers? baked on brake dust [Re: bionictony] #5259273 11/05/19 04:45 PM
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Sand blast them.

Re: how to deep clean calipers? baked on brake dust [Re: Railrust] #5260562 11/07/19 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Railrust
Sand blast them.

My thoughts exactly. Cheers1


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Re: how to deep clean calipers? baked on brake dust [Re: bionictony] #5260716 11/07/19 11:27 AM
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Media blast or hot-tank. If you can get the old school Chemdip that smells like death and will dissolve anything non-metallic that can work as well.

Some motorcycle wrenches even use Lestoil to soak parts, which is the same thing as Pine-Sol before it was reformulated to not have pine oil or solvents.

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