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Old 07-10-2010, 10:21 PM
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Bleeding brakes?

Monday i think im going to paint my calipers and to make it easier for me i was just going to take them off to paint so i wont accidentally get paint on my car. i know how to take everything off but what i didnt know was after i take my caliper off from the brake line and when i reinstall them do i have to bleed the brakes?
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Re: Bleeding brakes?

If you are disconnecting the hoses then u should just to be safe. dont forget brakes are the one part of the car u absolutely do not wanna half ass
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Re: Bleeding brakes?

most likely yes.
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Re: Bleeding brakes?

opening the brake line will most likely let air into the system..you could reinstall them and start the car to test the brakes b4 you bleed them but if they're squishy there's air in the line and you really should bleed them at least to where you're comfortable with the travel of the brake petal..just remember that the further your foot has to go to stop the car the more of a chance there is that you might not stop in time. so take the safe road this time and just bleed them..its not that hard :)
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Re: Bleeding brakes?

dont even bother with "testing to see if you have air in the lines" just bleed them anyway. 9.9999 times out or 10, you should bleed your brakes whenever you disconnect any brake line. if no fluid comes out when you bleed them, something else is wrong!
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Re: Bleeding brakes?

No joke.

Do you honestly think you are going to take your calipers off and not lose fluid or get air in the system... specifically the caliper not the line.

You WILL have to bleed your brakes.
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Re: Bleeding brakes?

Save yourself some time and trouble and just brush paint them instead of spraying them. Then you dont have to take the brake line off, just take the caliper off and have a box or something in reach to set it on.... I think dupli-color has the caliper paint that comes with a brush. Yay no bleeding of the brakes!
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Re: Bleeding brakes?

i think i will just take it all off and bleed it because i already bought the spray paint
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Re: Bleeding brakes?

If you're clever with masking tape and newspaper you don 't have to remove the calipers. I masked up the entire wheelwell, rotor, spring/shock, rubber bits, brake lines and everything else i didn't want paint on. Took a while but I didn't want to bleed the brakes either.
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Re: Bleeding brakes?

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Save yourself some time and trouble and just brush paint them instead of spraying them. Then you dont have to take the brake line off, just take the caliper off and have a box or something in reach to set it on.... I think dupli-color has the caliper paint that comes with a brush. Yay no bleeding of the brakes!
yea dupli-color makes it easy to just use the brush
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