Thanks for the advice and generous offer. I have access to the blast
cabinet on Saturday, and I don't want to wait. However, I do have a few
plugs laying around that will fit the brake pipe and bleeder ports, but the
ports inside the caliper bores are another matter - they're tiny. Something
like a fat toothpick might plug them.
1974 2000 GTV
From: Jeff Johnson [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thu 3/24/2005 10:53 PM
To: Dean Mericas; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: Bead blasting brake calipers
Plug the ports, you'll be better off, IMHo.
I believe Eastwood sells silicone plugs for powder coating-
If you are not in a big hurry, I can probably scare some up
me a shout. The price is right- FREE!
Yours in Triumph,
At 10:01 PM 3/24/2005, Dean Mericas wrote:
>I'm planning to bead blast the calipers on my TR4 as part of a
>the brake system. I've got them torn down with the pistons and
>Do I need to plug the various ports in the caliper bodies to keep
>or will flushing and blowing out the passages afterwards be
adequate? If the
>passages should be plugged, what's a simple and effective way of
>1974 2000 GTV