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Powder Coating the STi Brembo Brakes

Powder Coating the STi Brembo Brakes
yo it's a beauty family welcome back to the channel what we are doing in today's episode of the Subaru STi as you can see by the title of the video we are recoding ready

powder

coating

the

Brembo

brake calipers on this car the

coating

on the calipers isn't terribly bad but it could be better and so that's why I'm gonna be a

powder

coating

him check it out so as you can see they're not terribly bad they're definitely usable how they are but I want this car to be a hundred percent perfect let's get this car in the shop let's get started pulling these brake calipers off so the very first thing we need to do is pull off the wheels on the car so I'm gonna grab a 90 millimeter socket with my impact well first off I'm gonna Jack the car up throw it on jack stands get these wheels off and then I'll show you how to go about getting the calipers off okay so we got all the wheels off the car the next thing to do is to pull the calipers office so on the back side of the califor there are two bolts on the rear seventeen millimeter on the front is a nineteen millimeter bolt now before do you pulled the bolts out since we're gonna be taking the caliper all the way off the car we need to disconnect the brake line as well that is held on by a twelve millimeter banja bolt right there guys that bolt right there so pull that bolt off first while the caliper still mounted before you pull that bolt out I would highly recommend throwing a drain...
powder coating the sti brembo brakes
pan under there so the brake fluid can drain out I'm also gonna pull off these brake rotors as well because there's no point in having perfectly looking at calipers with rusty rotors so I'll be doing some sort of

coating

on here maybe maybe just paint maybe

powder

coat I don't know yet alright guys we got all of the calipers and rotors off the car the next thing to do is to get these calipers cleaned up before I do that I'm gonna pull off my new pads and set them aside just so I don't contaminate them with anything so how you do that there's these two circles right here one on each side that is a really loud freaking helicopter Jesus two clips on each side pull those clips out and then there is two pins right here where my fingers are as soon as you pull those two pins out the pads will come out of the caliper next up we are going to run these calipers through my parts washer over there using warm water and degreaser but before I do that I'm gonna plug up the calipers where the brake line goes on so I have these little caps in this thing right here and I'm sure there's gonna be something here that fit so I've done this before perfect all right I'm gonna plug these things up and then we can get to cleaning so what I'm gonna be using is this heated parts washer right here so there's degreaser in here and it's just mixed with warm water singing works really well before I get to cleaning with this though I'm...
powder coating the sti brembo brakes
gonna spray the calipers down with the straight degreaser let it soak in and they'll get that much cleaner all right the calipers are all cleaned up next thing to do is sandblasting so I'm gonna leave that plugged I'm not gonna split the hafiz yet just so we don't sandblast the inside of the califor we are using today the sand I'm using in here is some green green sand really all I know about it honestly um what it looks like right there actually you know what I may have a bag over here yeah this right here okay yeah I don't know that's the number on it three zero six zero made by green diamond sand products hopefully that helps you guys out but this sandblasting process is a very long process it's probably gonna take me to three hours to sandbox all for CalPERS in all four rotors so let's get to it all of the calipers are sandblasted and ready to go the next thing I'm gonna do is just rinse them off in the sink try to get all the sand off of them or most of the sand off I forgot them cleaned we are gonna pop the Pistons out and then get the two hops separated by pulling these four bolts out and then we can go through them get them fully cleaned out make sure there's no sand on the inside and move on to

powder

coating

next up is pulling the pistons and seals out of the calipers so there's two ways to go about this number one is you can pull this cap off that we have on the backside and blow compressed air into the caliper...
powder coating the sti brembo brakes
and not may pop out some of the pistons I've actually had better look just grabbing a flathead screwdriver there's a little lip on the piston where the dust seal sits in and you can just pry the piston out of the caliper being pretty careful I've had better luck going that way because the few times I've blown air into the caliper the only like one or two of the Pistons pop out of there so it's easier for me just to use a flathead screwdriver to get this steel out of the caliper right here the stuff she'll drive a very very small fire screwdriver and just pop it out it's just lightly pressed in there like so all right pistons and dust seals are out of the calipers next thing to do split the Calliphora how you do that four bolts on the back side of every caliper these appear to be fourteen millimeter on the front three years are probably like a seven or eight millimeter allen head and then it seems to get those apart we are going to pull out the bleeder valves and then we can also pull out the oil seals themselves inside the caliper being very very careful with a flathead screwdriver the caliper is fully disassembled I'm gonna go bring it over to the sink get them all cleaned up like hundred percent spotless with degreaser with Dawn dish soap just go through multiple multiple times there cannot be any sand left on the caliper Gillette so ever just make sure you get these things hundred percent spotless okay you want the calipers to work if...
they're standing there they could get clogged up and not work whatsoever number two if there's any brake fluid or stand on there the

powder

coat job is not gonna turn out that good next up is masking off this Center part where the piston goes on every single one of these calipers and then we will be bolting the two halves back together and the reason for that is because I don't want to

powder

coat this separately that separately in the bolt separately the head of these bolts are going gold as well so that be a straight pain to

powder

coat all that separately this here is the masking tape I will be using it is

powder

coat specific let's get to work you calipers are all clean this one's all plugged up where we need it to be plugged so all the threaded holes I have a random bolt just chilling in there not bolts that I'm using because I don't want them to be covered in

powder

so the two mounting holes the hole where the brake line goes on and the two bleeder valves on top are plugged and then of course where the pistons go those are masked off this caliper is ready to be

powder

coated let me walk you through this

powder

coating

system real quick if you're new to the channel and you've never seen what I use this is what I use it's the Eastwood hot coat

powder

coating

system very very simple to use this end right here plugs into the wall this clip will go on to the caliper and then as we are spraying we are gonna hold this button down...
right here which will electromagnetically charged the brake caliper holding the

powder

on until we can get it in the oven this is the

powder

we are using this is some gold Lee bakes for 400 degrees Fahrenheit at 10 minutes as soon as the brake caliper reaches 400 degrees so 400 degrees part metal temperature as soon as it hits 400 we will start the timer for 10 minutes this is the hopper we are using I'll take the gold from this bag put it in the hopper hopper well screw on to the bottom of the gun here pretty simple to use guys I know I've showed you a million times on the channel first thing we are going to do grab this rack right here from the oven we're gonna set it up here we're gonna take our caliper and we are going to dangle our caliper from this rack and then we're gonna put the caliper in the oven for 10 minutes so we have the caliper hanging from our oven rack as you can see it is hanging from the holes where the two pins go for the brake pad that's all good to go I'm gonna blow it down real quick with compressed air and then before I throw in the oven I'm going to wipe it down with some lacquer thinner just get all the oil and whatnot from my hands off of the brake caliper so here is the setup once again

powder

coating

gun to the air compressor the black wire runs to the box and then from the box we have a wire that runs to the extension cord which goes to the wall and then we have that clip right there that's gonna go on to...
the brake caliper and then this trigger button right here we are gonna hold down as we are spraying and applying the

powder

to the caliper the ten minutes is up on this caliper we can pull it out of the oven throw it back up over there and get the

powder

coating

alright friends the time is up on the caliper that's really bright not the exact color I remember this gold being let's pull it out real quick and take a look at it for some reason I remember that son gold being a lot more like bronzes cut bronze ish color like the color of these OEM calipers let's do a little side-by-side guys these things are like really really gold yeah I don't know if I was gonna cut it I was going for like an OEM color I don't know I feel like that's really really bright gold when this one I hear is more like a burnt copper type of type of look so I'm gonna let this thing cool down for a little bit maybe I'll change color but I'm gonna go on prismatic cutters website right now and see if I can find different

powder

that I could maybe get overnighted up here to Spokane I think they're down in Portland so let's go check it out I guess I'll see you guys here in a minute with what I figure out all right so here's the scoop I got some new

powder

in I'll link this exact color down in the description box below and then we are doing a clear coat on top of the color and this is how it turns out looks absolutely amazing I have this caliper hanging up...
right here I'm gonna go ahead clean it up blow it off throw it in the oven for 10 minutes and then we can

powder

coat this caliper and then as soon as we get the two rears done which I get for I do both readers at the same time we can take the two halves back apart get our new seals didn't get the Pistons back in and get the tell first back on the car all right the calipers are coated and ready to be put back together so the first thing I'm gonna do is pull out these four bolts on the backside together to half separated and then we can get our new seals in our dust seals on to the pistons first and then the Pistons are gonna go inside the caliper pretty simple to do I will be using assembly Lube just to kind of help the Pistons and seals slide back into the caliper okay so we got the pistons and seals in there next need to do is get this tiny little o-ring in and it goes right to you guys do not miss this owning or else you're gonna be scored and fluido everywhere I highly recommend putting a dab of assembly we won this thing just to keep it in place then the hole and then grab back half the caliper and for now we're just gonna throw these bolts in here and get them snugged up and then when we get them on the car then we can tighten them you feel you feel alright from here all we have to do is put the two bleeder valves in and put the new pads in and when we put these pins in right here the pins up the Pistons or the pad slide on I'm gonna be...
throwing a little bit of just this universal grease on there just so they slide nice and easy and also when I put the pads on I'm throwing some of this disc brake quiet stuff on there as well they didn't squeak it all before but I've always used this and it seems to work pretty good so yeah let's get her done calipers are done time to put him on the car alright homies the calipers are all finished up hundred percent next step put them on the car and bleed the

brakes

which is a two-person job so if you have someone get them right now ready to bleed so the way I bleed

brakes

is the old school way combined with like the new bleeder style valve like the vacuum pump will have Bobby in the car pumping the

brakes

and then when she holds the brake down I'll crack the bleeder and along with the suction pump it'll pull fluid out of the caliper and that is the easiest and fastest way I found to do it so let's get her done I'm hyped looks so good what do you think the CalPERS good also guys make sure you keep your reservoir topped off with brake fluid one more thing when you're bleeding the brake system start at the farthest caliper away from the reservoir so that's gonna be the driver side rear I'm gonna go together drivers that are the passenger side rear passenger front and then drivers front you're ready for the last one no pump it yeah one more time for safety measures all right guys the caliper

powder

coating

day is all finished up...
like I said earlier if you want to think of this exact

powder

it'll be linked down below as well as the

powder

coat gun I'll throw out the seals for the Pistons or for the calipers down there as well we really hope you guys enjoyed this video if you did go down below smash that thumbs up button huge shout out to Bobby for helping me bleed the

brakes

thank you guys so much for watching the next video you're gonna see on the channel is some tie rod boots and then we will be

powder

coating

the OEM wheels see you guys then