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OfflineThe Wolf

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    Stainless steel calliper bolts
    « on: 2016-04-14 02:05:33 »
    Has anyone swopped out their OEM rusty front calliper bolts, the four bolts that hold the two halves of the calliper together.


    I've got some stainless steel bolts which I intend to use to replace the originals which are looking worse for wear. I intend to just replace one at a time to retain the seal, does anyone know what the torque settings for these bolts are?

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      Re: Stainless steel calliper bolts
      « Reply #1 on: 2016-04-14 23:44:33 »
      Anybody?  ???

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      Re: Stainless steel calliper bolts
      « Reply #2 on: 2016-04-15 07:42:45 »
      I have not - and one reason is that there is no information available about the torque.
      Another reason is that stainless and aluminium is not always a good combination.
      I used a small brush, and pencil - and painted them using a aluminium paint - and that worked nicely.
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        Re: Stainless steel calliper bolts
        « Reply #3 on: 2016-04-15 08:50:50 »
        Ok, thanks for the info.  :)

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          Re: Stainless steel calliper bolts
          « Reply #4 on: 2016-04-16 16:31:10 »
          hi have never renewed mine but I have cleaned them this way
          REMOVE ONE AT A TIME and uses I hi speed drill some old towelling not from the Barth room or you will be for it
          put some auto sol on the towelling put the bolt in the drill and work it in you will be surprised at the results I hope this helps [attaching=1]

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            Re: Stainless steel calliper bolts
            « Reply #5 on: 2016-04-16 19:41:28 »
            Steve that sounds like a plan. What torque setting did you use to replace them or did you just tighten them to what felt right?

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              Re: Stainless steel calliper bolts
              « Reply #6 on: 2016-04-21 18:10:41 »
              I used a toque wrench set on a low setting and increased it till the bolt undid I think it worked out at about 26Nm
              and yes it looks a lot better than paint
              my wife thinks am a bit anal 

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                Re: Stainless steel calliper bolts
                « Reply #7 on: 2016-04-22 20:35:44 »
                i have removed  bolts that start to tarnish / corrode on my other bikes  one at a time,put the bolt in the vice (protect the threads)use a battery drill with a rotary wire brush and polish them ,then finish off with a rotary mop with autosol, brings them up better than new, before i refit them a quick coat of halfords clear laquer,then once put back on the bike another light dust of laquer. mno need to do it to my bike yet but the time will come

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                  Re: Stainless steel calliper bolts
                  « Reply #8 on: 2016-04-24 00:00:43 »
                  Thanks for all the advice. I have a set of stainless steel bolts so I may as well as give them a go. Whats the worst that can happen?  ;)

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                    Re: Stainless steel calliper bolts
                    « Reply #9 on: 2016-04-24 00:59:53 »
                    Thanks for all the advice. I have a set of stainless steel bolts so I may as well as give them a go. Whats the worst that can happen?  ;)


                    You just had to tempt fate  ;D

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                      Re: Stainless steel calliper bolts
                      « Reply #10 on: 2016-04-26 19:12:46 »
                      not a good a good thing to do this is your life you are playing with and others
                      my advice is stick to what is fitted
                      I am a marine engineer of 35 years plus  so I deal with bolt stress and electrolysis
                      clean and refit   

                       

                      anything