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20 Year Old Rusty Brembo Brake Caliper Restoration




The Modifed Crew takes a 20 Year Old Rusty Brembo Brake Caliper and restores it to be better than new using basic tools, no new parts on a table in the yard! Here is a complete list of the items you have seen in the video.


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-Paints & Chemicals-


Dupli-Color EMC100007 Metal Cast Metallic Ground Coating - 11oz Enamel

A must have if you are going for the color that Duplicolor has created for the Metal Cast line. This coat is the base coat and looks like a silver metallic when applied. It goes on easy and looks nice.


Dupli-Color MC200 Metal Cast Red Anodized Coating - 11oz Enamel

This is the color coat that goes over the base coat. This almost feels like a tinted clear coat. Make sure to apply in even coats to have consistent color across the part, going to light can result in an orange kind of color. I absolutely love the color of this stuff and am blown away by the Dupli-Color product lines.


Dupli-Color MC201 Metal Cast Blue Anodized Coating - 11oz Enamel

This is the color coat that goes over the base coat. This almost feels like a tinted clear coat. Make sure to apply in even coats to have consistent color across the part, going to light can result in a light blue kind of color. I absolutely love the color of this stuff and am blown away by the Dupli-Color product lines.


Dupli-Color MC204 Metal Cast Purple Anodized Coating - 11oz Enamel

This is the color coat that goes over the base coat. This almost feels like a tinted clear coat. Make sure to apply in even coats to have consistent color across the part, going to light can result in a violet kind of color. Some people say that the color of this doesn't reflect the cap so be careful and try it on a test piece before going for a full paint job.


Restoration / Custom Shop KW901 Automotive Wax & Grease Remover - Gallon

When painting anything any painter will tell you the prep work is everything. One simple step to forget is wiping down your part before applying paint. Even though it's a simple step forgetting to do this can cost you greatly. The oils on your hands or on the part can cause the paint to separate and look horrible. This stuff works great, lasts a long time and is affordable.


-Tools & Supplies-


Steelman Pro 72-Tooth Flex-Head Extendable Ratchet Set - 1/4", 3/8", 1/2"

I love these ratchets! They come in a set of 1/4", 3/8", and 1/2". What's so great about them is they have two features that make any job so much easier. First off, they are extendible so any time you need more force you can extend the shaft to turn your normal ratchet into a mini breaker bar. The second feature is the flex head, with this feature you can get your wrench into way more spots than a standard ratchet. With this combo you are almost unstoppable as a mechanic


Lexivon Torx Bit Socket Set - 13 Piece T8-T60

Ever see those bolts or screws that have a star shape on the top of them. Well, they are called Torx. If you going to work on anything with Torx bolts & screws you are going to need a set of Torx bits like the set I have listed above.


Cosco Fold-In-Half Table w/Handle - 6' White

Guys I do all my work outside and I do not have a garage. This table is a life saver for all my projects or just for hanging out. I love them so much I bought two of them, one for normal work and one for painting. These tables are durable, easy to set up and tear down, reasonably light and decently priced.


Xtremepower 6" Electric Benchtop Dual Side Buffer / Grinder / Polisher

This tool is most likely the most uncommon tool on this video but a great one to have. In the video you can see how it took the caliper from so much grime and paint to bare metal with minimal effort. Its not super powerful so overpressing your part on the wheel can slow it down but its stong enough to get the job done and for me its comforting knowing that if I get my glove or clothes stuck in it I will only get a few scraches over a serious injury from a overly powerful unit.


WEN 4288T Bench Grinder Stand - 32" Black

Without a garage the bench polisher / grinder has to be portable. I don't want to just have it sitting on the floor moving around when I'm using it so this stand is a must. It keeps the grinder at a comfortable working height and allows more working room with the part. It also has some decent weight to it to give the grinder some stability,


Dewalt 6" Crimped Wide Wire Wheel

The polisher I have only comes with wheels for polishing, so I have a wire wheel which is great for stripping grime, paint, rust and more. This is a affordable option to media blasting. You can also use these types of wheels on an angle grinder.


Scotch Blue Masking Painters Tape - 1.88" x 60 yards

Scotch blue masking tape is pretty much industry standard when it comes to masking or painting. I used 1.88" in the video, but it comes in a variety of sizes. It works well, doesn't tend to allow paint to bleed through or under it and it removes with minimal residue. Just remember the longer the tape is left on the more it is going to stick and leave a residue.

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