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OfflineComberjohn

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Calliper screws rusty
« on: 2014-09-27 10:28:27 »
i notice that the heads of the torx screws that hold the brake caliper together are corroding and wondered if anyone had found a supplier for a stainless equivalent.
Failing that, I may try Hammerite smooth silver or similar. Always had stainless Allen bolts on my old K100's and find that my eyes are drawn to the corroded ones on the K16.

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    Re: Calliper screws rusty
    « Reply #1 on: 2014-09-27 12:52:53 »
    Always put some BMW transparent wax on mine and today I find out its NLA. Any wax preservative should do the job.  Too late when they are already rusted though.  I understood that stainless bolts were not recommended as they can be brittle and dont handle stress as well. 

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      Re: Calliper screws rusty
      « Reply #2 on: 2014-09-29 07:24:09 »
      RTman is correct, if youre going to use stainless make sure they are high tensile bolts

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        Re: Calliper screws rusty
        « Reply #3 on: 2014-09-29 08:28:52 »
        Just noticed you are talking about bolts on the calipers themselves.  My advice is DONT TOUCH THEM. If for any reason the seal between The two halves are disturbed you wont be able to replace them, ie go and buy a new caliper.   

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          Re: Calliper screws rusty
          « Reply #4 on: 2014-09-29 15:53:48 »
          Just noticed you are talking about bolts on the calipers themselves.  My advice is DONT TOUCH THEM. If for any reason the seal between The two halves are disturbed you wont be able to replace them, ie go and buy a new caliper.   

          If you take out one bolt at a time and replace it and torque it correctly and then move on to the next one you will have no problem at all replacing the bolts. Stainless ones are available.
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            Re: Calliper screws rusty
            « Reply #5 on: 2014-09-29 20:46:33 »
            I have done that in the past on an old R65.  The only advice I could get on the torque setting was FT. Bolts were much bigger so the advice worked.

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            Re: Calliper screws rusty
            « Reply #6 on: 2014-09-29 23:36:24 »
            Any names for a supplier?
            Taking them out one at a time was what I had in mind.

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              Re: Calliper screws rusty
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                Re: Calliper screws rusty
                « Reply #8 on: 2014-09-30 17:30:01 »
                Any names for a supplier?
                Taking them out one at a time was what I had in mind.

                I can't remember off the top of my head, but I think it may have been an e-bay supplier.
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