Yeah the pistons have some sort of coating... POS.
I have a couple of spares if you want them. I also have seals and scrapers if you want them. Not available from Brembo... liability issues. Steve at Bevel Heaven makes up kits for these, doesn't supply scrapers. You can get the scrapers from Honda, GL500 IIRC.
That's good to know. AFAIK
, you can get the Brembo kits from Gotham Cycle and an eBay storefront. I can't remember the name of it. Bevel Heaven is pretty close by to where I live.
I appreciate the offer on the seals and spares. I was able to get my pistons out and they, along with the seals and scrapers are actually in quite good shape. Just covered in scale and jello like old brake fluid. All good after a trip through my ultrasonic cleaner.
I just did a set of Yamaha TZ calipers. Worst I have seen in a long time, and irreplaceable.
I ended up drilling a hole in the caliper, driving the piston out from the back, then welding up the hole. A bit of filing and paint, looks as good as new.
Another trick is to drill a hole in the piston and thread it. Screw something into that hole to use as a puller.
I didn't want to resort to that level of brute force as I wanted to preserve the Gold Line calipers as much as possible.
TZ calipers? Are you building a TZ? If so....pics plz
... I once launched a piston out of a caliper with air pressure, went across the shop and hit my washing machine, cracking the door. $640 later for a new door and seals....
oooohhh.....that's 'spensive!! I can relate though. I once worked in a body shop. I finished a paint job and wound up with a really bad run that required me to re-shoot a fender at the very least. I took off my paint hood, and hucked it on the nearest work bench.
All I heard was a really loud SNAP. I looked over at the bench....and there, with a nice big star and crack was the windshield from the very truck that just got a run in the paint booth. It wasn't $649 but I still had to pay for it.
What color are you using for RED? I need some touch up paint.
I'm actually changing the color so I didn't try to get any red. I got my paint matched (for the color I want) by the House of Kolor rep at my local ACE Hardware.
Aside from trying to get the OEM red from Color-Rite and paying too much for it, I'd check around and see if you have a local HOK rep to do the same for you.
My apologies if I'm not much help in the red paint arena.....sean