MAZDA MX-5 Brake Caliper Restoration ( Miata , Eunos )

Опубликовано: 7 сент. 2018 г. 1 554 245 просмотров

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.

If you like what you see and have any ideas for the channel or would even like to donate something to restore to the channel please get in touch. :)

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  • Athul Dev
    Athul Dev 8 месяцев назад Green paint adds 50 hp
  • Really Random Channel
    Really Random Channel 8 месяцев назад at least ;) haha!
    MOOEYSMITH 8 месяцев назад Quick, do the other side or that extra 50 hp on the one wheel will make you go around in circles.:)
  • Burning Oil Garage
    Burning Oil Garage 8 месяцев назад Athul Dev if green = 50 extra HP does this mean red =100 extra HP? 😂
  • manfred schmalbach
    manfred schmalbach 8 месяцев назад Nope Beau, one left and one right green 50 HP caliper make 100 HP together; for it's the front axle caliper pair, it makes that little Miata an AWD also in the same go ...
  • Hello
    Hello 8 месяцев назад That's why I got red
  • game videos
    game videos 8 месяцев назад Orange = +HP
  • Rapas 4U
    Rapas 4U 7 месяцев назад 😂 OF COURSE !!!!
  • Emmanuel Irizarry
    Emmanuel Irizarry 7 месяцев назад Athul Dev to the wheel, obviously....
  • Harry Gregory
    Harry Gregory 4 месяца назад It doesn't!
  • Michal Warmbier
    Michal Warmbier 4 месяца назад Thats not true only red one does
  • Perry Champ
    Perry Champ 3 месяца назад Per wheel, and it causes envy.
  • Mad Max
    Mad Max 2 дня назад (изменено) Chevy orange adds 69 horsepower
  • RetroHax
    RetroHax 8 месяцев назад See you've got a new blast cabinet, you'll use it a lot as I do. I put my gopro on the glass for my sand blast shots.
  • Really Random Channel
    Really Random Channel 8 месяцев назад Hey, yeah i thought it was about time to invest in some labour saving tools haha. Thanks for the tip.
  • BMW 7e38
    BMW 7e38 7 месяцев назад Respect
  • uBreakIt iRepairIt
    uBreakIt iRepairIt 1 месяц назад Was I the only one expecting to see a clear coat at the end? Only because when he was peeling off the stickers, the paint was coming up with it.
  • Ramon Moran
    Ramon Moran 1 месяц назад uBreakIt iRepairIt was thinking the same
  • Craftydayv Network
    Craftydayv Network 1 месяц назад clear coat would have been the cherry on the cake, great job though
  • Thelonius9a
    Thelonius9a 2 месяца назад One of the best videos (of any kind) I've seen. Great job. Changed my mk2 discs & pads recently. Cleaned them up but they didn't look as good as yours. Well done 👍👍👍👌
  • Joe Stacks
    Joe Stacks 7 месяцев назад you should have taken the stickers off sooner. it would have been easier.
  • Really Random Channel
    Really Random Channel 7 месяцев назад I should have but i had other work to be doing as well as these calipers :) Thanks for your comment.
  • elcaminosunlimited
    elcaminosunlimited 7 месяцев назад Next time consider clearing over the whole thing after stickers are removed to seal the edges.
  • 2Faded Dominic
    2Faded Dominic 6 месяцев назад Agreed, and if it was me I would've clear coated over if after removing the stickers to keep those edges from peeling up over time. Thats just my opinion though.
  • Robinson Joe
    Robinson Joe 6 месяцев назад @2Faded Dominic No matter when or how you do it, it's nerve racking taking off the masking for stuff like that while your doing it but so satisfying when your done. Definitely a love hate thing. But then, maybe that's just me.
  • ExileZO
    ExileZO 3 месяца назад I tried to pull the decals off as the paint was both wet the first time, and tacky the second. The paint still peels off.
  • bobolinkr
    bobolinkr 1 месяц назад Stencil would have made more sense
  • Casting Spell
    Casting Spell 2 дня назад Is that special paint for heat?
  • vector chan
    vector chan 8 месяцев назад There's gotta be a better method to removing the sticker. It hurts a little seeing the paint peel with it.
  • Really Random Channel
    Really Random Channel 8 месяцев назад Hi, Thanks for your comment. The reason this sticker removal didn't go as smooth as planned is because i messed up a little and built the paint up too much around the sticker making the edges a bit harder to peel up but usually it works a treat and your left with a lovely deep looking logo.
  • Lenduha
    Lenduha 8 месяцев назад Should apply clear coat after removing sticker.
  • Joe Stacks
    Joe Stacks 7 месяцев назад yep. he waited too long
  • Jay len
    Jay len 7 месяцев назад Who gives a shit when he pulled a damn sticker off! It turned out fantastic!
  • alex10294
    alex10294 3 недели назад I like the method. The paint could be heated a little after that for adhesion?
  • phillip mccormick
    phillip mccormick 8 месяцев назад WOW, that is so cold that the same color as my car, but it a craze ya.wow.
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    Tyler Haines 1 день назад Great videos dude, you have earn't yourself a new subscriber!
  • Jeffrey Gonzalez
    Jeffrey Gonzalez 5 дней назад Sick
  • Liviu Cristian Ionescu
    Liviu Cristian Ionescu 8 месяцев назад U could try a full car restoration spanning through multiple episodes :))... cheers
  • Really Random Channel
    Really Random Channel 8 месяцев назад Hey, Thanks for the suggestion :)
  • no name
    no name 8 месяцев назад Yeah that would be great.
  • James Bond
    James Bond 8 месяцев назад You really should do that in my opinion. It sounds great (and you could sell the car later...profit ;-) Great work
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  • Fusion Nation
    Fusion Nation 7 месяцев назад omg that would be epic
  • Bonniville Black Cherry
    Bonniville Black Cherry 6 месяцев назад @James Bond he can't even restore calipers at a reasonable degree of quality. WTF makes you think he could do a complete car HAHAHHAHAAHA
  • James Bond
    James Bond 6 месяцев назад @Bonniville Black Cherry watch his recent videos... If that's not perfection I will run a marathon in Siberia
  • Ben
    Ben 3 месяца назад @Iryan Budiarsa Really cool!
  • Spiros Aliprantis
    Spiros Aliprantis 3 недели назад Really great job mate, your attention to detail is exceptional! ;)
  • rush bk
    rush bk 2 месяца назад that snoop dogg meme came in to my head with the blunt and glasses when he said headphone users volume down...... i turned it up
  • GD675
    GD675 3 часа назад How can you restore calipers without removing rust before sandblasting... That's crazy
  • robert zammit
    robert zammit 1 месяц назад Perfect job ....thanks for sharing :)
  • spidey web
    spidey web 6 месяцев назад Most na calipers need a rebuilt after 150.000KM or so, this is a good way to do it. Great job man!
  • David Cuevas
    David Cuevas 2 месяца назад Stop talking so loud bro and lower the background music please.
  • magda molina
    magda molina 3 месяца назад I work in east Cleveland in under car expres rebuild caliper u did good job
  • victor meza
    victor meza 8 месяцев назад buen trabajo ¡