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Old Yesterday, 10:12 AM   #1
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Bleeding Brakes, How to protect your caliper?

So It's getting closer to that time for me to be bleeding my calipers when i receive them back from Mike the powdercoater and im interested in hearing what you did to protect your calipers from potential brake fluid disaster.. I purchased new steel braided brake lines and think it would be best to install them on the calipers before attaching them to the main lines to reduce potential dripping but how about the inner/out bleed point when using the clear tubing after youve relieved all air pockets/bubbles and go to take it off?
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Old Yesterday, 10:17 AM   #2
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put your thumb on the other end of the clear hose and it will hold it in there. some will drip out put atleast you dont dump alot on it
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Old Yesterday, 10:42 AM   #3
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put your thumb on the other end of the clear hose and it will hold it in there. some will drip out put atleast you dont dump alot on it
Ahh, so your suggesting putting your thumb on the part where the hose connects to the nipple and almost bending it or where the hose goes into the bottle?
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Old Yesterday, 10:46 AM   #4
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I've not had any issues with brake fluid harming the powder coating, so if you do get a little on there you'll probably be ok.
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You can buy a brake bleed bottle on Amazon for less than $20.00.
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I've not had any issues with brake fluid harming the powder coating, so if you do get a little on there you'll probably be ok.
Good news forsure. I was even contemplating using some tape on the back side of the caliper to catch any additional drippings and also kind of make a fortress of a part of a paper towel around each bleeder nipple.. Needless to say id be pretty bummed if i F'd them up as soon as i got them done lol.
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Rinse the caliper with plain water afterwards.
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Or attach a clear plastic hose to the bleeder and put the other end in a container such as a pop bottle of milk jug
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Get a bleeder bottle. I just changed my fluid, literally 45 minutes ago. Didn't spill a drop on the calipers. Used a bleeder bottle and a Motive bleeder kit.
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surprise, I was changing out wheels yesterday and discovered that my mechanic had let brake fluid leak and I did not see it because of the style of wheels I was running. Bottom line, the brake fluid did cause lifting of the clear coat covering the label that Mike put on. I will have to send back this winter to have it redone. Very much a real problem. FYI..


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Get a bleeder bottle. I just changed my fluid, literally 45 minutes ago. Didn't spill a drop on the calipers. Used a bleeder bottle and a Motive bleeder kit.
I just got the Black Motive Bleeder and will be using a gatorade bottle and clear piece of hosing to attach to the inner and outer bleeder nipples. The only concern i have it.. There is usually a little bit of fluid in the clear tubing. Im guessing a pair of nettle nose vice grips will work just above the bleeder nipple.

Im also thinking of using the motive with this dry method and purchasing the 2 barbed male and female connection pieces to maintain PSI

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surprise, I was changing out wheels yesterday and discovered that my mechanic had let brake fluid leak and I did not see it because of the style of wheels I was running. Bottom line, the brake fluid did cause lifting of the clear coat covering the label that Mike put on. I will have to send back this winter to have it redone. Very much a real problem. FYI..


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Hence While ill be doing this kinda stuff myself. I know sometimes mechanics can be in somewhat of a rush and not realize.
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