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OVERHAULING FRONT BRAKE CALIPERS- STILL SOME RUST, WHAT DO I DO?

1998 Saturn SL2 • 175,645 miles

I'm overhauling all four brakes on my '98 Saturn Sl2 and getting ready to paint the front calipers / torque plates. There is still a little bit of rust and/or scaling on the calipers on the indentation where the dust boot goes and also in the torque plate holes where the dust boots go. I've wire-wheeled them and scraped and picked as best I could but some remains. Can I use something like carefully applied CLR or muriatic acid or should I just leave it alone? On the torque plates I'm concerned with how the new long dust boot is going to install, how the Guide Pin bolt is going to work in a rusty surrounding (even lubricated), and how the caliper dust boot is going to seal.
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Dandywolf
April 26, 2012.




Sorry to hear your having so many issues rebuilding the calipers like I said I have done it myself. At the dealer we just replaced them even when the cars were under warranty and being under warranty we had to do the repairs as cheap as possible.

Saturntech9
Apr 30, 2012.

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