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How to clean brake pistons?

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' started by Kimi, Jan 9, 2016.

  1. Any tips on how to sort out the state of these brake pistons?
    Theres a bit of surface corrosion and I'm not sure whats going to be the best way to clean them up?
    (Or are they stuffed and need to be replaced)?
    Any tips would be appreciated! Thanks 20160109_170847.

  2. I liked this video - fair few handy tips on getting the brakes on/off, cleaning the calipers, new seals, etc.

    As you've got the pistons out, basically a bit of autosol (a very fine metal polish) will clean it up in no time and leave the surface shiny and clean.. except for the couple of nicks I see on the brake pad end.
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  3. Great! Thank you!! :happy:
  4. No problem (y)

    Are they from your R3?
  5. Done and done! The autosol did a brilliant job, polished up really well!
    No not for the R3, a track bike rvf 400 :)
  6. Very nice, great looking bikes with a bit of oomph to boot. Pistons look pretty good considering their age. New seals and all while you're at it?
  7. Yep new seals done as well!
    We haven't had the bike for long,just brought it before Christmas so in the process of fixing and checking everything.
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