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.
Thursday, April 26th, 2012 AT 6:15 PM