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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:18 pm 
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Did all the hard parts of the caliper rebuild, or so I thought. I've spent about 2 hours, on and off, trying to get the piston dust boot back on to the caliper. No joy whatsoever.

The boot is rubber but with a metal ring inside it that just slides into the caliper. But the thing is so tight that you can't push it on all the way round. You can start at the bottom, get around 2/3 of the way round and it's just a tad too hard to push on. When you try the bottom pops off.

Tried it initially with some red rubber grease but think that didn't help.

I've tried everything I can think of - using a broad screwdriver (as much as I dare without damaging it), I've tried g clamps on a coaster, and even if it looks on, as soon as I release it, it slips off again.

Am I missing something??

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:22 am 
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I was lucky enough have a cone from a stretchy cv boot kit which I was able to cut down to the size of the lip on the caliper, this enabled me to tap it down evenly.

I've been up that road and your doing nothing wrong.. even a bit of plastic pipe close to the circumference cut a slit in it so you can adjust the size to fit the metal ring on the dust cover, then when it looks aligned hit it a good thump done...

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:43 pm 
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Good to know it's not just me! Will have a look what I have in the garage.

I've given up on fitting the piston first, and am just trying to get these boots on. The piston will slide through it no problem, I know they fit nicely with the new seals using a bit of lube.

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Looks like we are having curry tonight!

The lid of a jar of curry paste was exactly the right size. Just used a G clamp on the lid to hold the gaitor in position as I went round it with a broad bladed screw driver gently knocking it home all round the edge.

It did mean I had to put the gaitor on before putting the piston in, which made it fun trying to put the piston in (all covered in red rubber grease) but it happened in the end - the gaitor is pretty stretchy, just slippery!

Thanks for the advice.

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