Sorry Guys i can only apologise, This weeks video yet again requires a comfy seat and a coffee! HAHA.
Well lets get down to business all of you Mazda MX-5 , Miata and Eunos fans out there seemed to really like my rocker cover restoration and asked for more mx5 related content so here is another one and hopefully i will be able to bring you a few more in the coming months.
As you can probably tell already the item up for restoration this week is the front brake calipers from my 92 MX-5 ( Miata , Eunos).They are in serious need of some attention they are rusty, sticky and just generally screaming out the be restored!
The first stage in the process is of course stripping off the calipers and carriers from the car easier said than done when the car hasn't seen the road in years! The caliper slides came free with not too much hassle but the carrier bolts put up a fair battle. When its was all removed it was easy to see the pads were rusted solid into the shims and the piston has definitely seen better days.
After stripping down the caliper as much as possible for the moment it was time to break out the new toy and sand blast the caliper and carrier clean ( i cant begin to tell you how much of a labour saving device it is i cant believe i didn't invest in one sooner!) I tell you in the video why the piston and seals were left in the caliper.
Once blasted i decided i didn't like the way the casting lines made the caliper look so time to break out the grinder to clean up the mess. After smoothing out the lines it was time for primer. Standard procedure for this stage etch primer to give the high build something to grip onto.
Once cured they were given a light wet flatting to increase gloss levels at the end of the job.After drying i knocked up a couple of MX5 logos on my plotter and fitted them as stencils. After a quick degreasing and tack ragging the parts were painted with a lime green top coat and yes all products used were checked against there data sheets to ensure they would stand up to the heat of vigorous track use ;)
Once cured it was a simple case of rebuilding them and removing the stencils. Looking at the before and afters im really quite impressed with the way they look i hope you guys feel the same way! :)
I know this video is a bit on the lengthy side but i tried to cut it down as much as possible without losing any important stages or processes.
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