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Painting and Bleeding Brakes help


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Hello,

I am painting the brake calipers on my 01 Boxster, and I have already removed and cleaned the rear two calipers. I am going to do the fronts this weekend, but I have a couple of questions. The paint I got is just some red engine paint I picked up from Advanced Auto Parts, it is suppose to be good for 500 degrees; is this paint going to work well? Also I want to completely flush the brake fluid; right now I have the back calipers off so and I just let the brake fluid drip into two containers. If I do the same to the front is this all I need to do to drain all the old brake fluid out? After I re-install the calipers does anyone have a good how-to on bleeding the brakes? Also are there any good brand brake fluids I should look into? I read a little into bleeding the clutch; is this worth doing because is I pump my pedal several times it does seem to have a more noticeable grab and lower to the floor too? Thanks for any help!!

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Great how-to on brakes on Trygve Issacson's website:

http://www.bombaydigital.com/boxster/proje...leed_and_flush/

As for flushing the clutch? Highly recommended.

Please in future, post questions about brakes to the Suspension, Brakes and Wheels sub-forum

http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showforum=100

Thanks.

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Hello,

I am painting the brake calipers on my 01 Boxster, and I have already removed and cleaned the rear two calipers. I am going to do the fronts this weekend, but I have a couple of questions. The paint I got is just some red engine paint I picked up from Advanced Auto Parts, it is suppose to be good for 500 degrees; is this paint going to work well? Also I want to completely flush the brake fluid; right now I have the back calipers off so and I just let the brake fluid drip into two containers. If I do the same to the front is this all I need to do to drain all the old brake fluid out? After I re-install the calipers does anyone have a good how-to on bleeding the brakes? Also are there any good brand brake fluids I should look into? I read a little into bleeding the clutch; is this worth doing because is I pump my pedal several times it does seem to have a more noticeable grab and lower to the floor too? Thanks for any help!!

First of all, buy a couple of small vacuum line caps or make your own out of sections of vacuum hose and insert a screw into the end. Use the caps to plug the line when you disconnect the brake flex line. Letting the lines drip out runs the risk of getting air into the ABS/PSM system, which you could have real difficulty getting out without a PST II/PIWIS to cycle the system.............................................. Then go buy your self a Motive pressue bleeder and bleed the lines properly when you are done ...............

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