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« on: November 22, 2021, 09:58:26 AM »

Any recommendations for firms that would refurbish a Beta Bendix rear brake caliper?

I know that lots of forum members have had good service from Big Redd, but I had a particularly bad experience with them in 2019, so I'm looking for alternatives.

(Ironically this will be my third rear offside brake refurb. It's this one that has seized/failed/broken on my last 3 Coupes)

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Neil
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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2022, 04:11:19 PM »

Hi Neil,
Not sure if you have found somewhere suitable for refurbing your calipers yet but I just got a quote for refurbishment of 2 x Beta Spyder calipers from "Brake Caliper Solutions" in their standard paint finish (silver, black, gold) for £129+VAT.  I believe they also upgrade to a higher quality finish for £169 + VAT.
Their blurb states: 
"All stripped down & blasted back to bare cast, finished to which finish you require, then new pistons and seals. Bleed nipples are used."

Not sure whether "Bleed nipples are used" means that they reuse your old ones, or just that they actually fit bleed nipples?

https://www.brakecalipersolutions.co.uk/
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2022, 04:24:49 PM »

They're not difficult to do it yourself, I did some several years ago and bought some kits not that long ago to do more before I ended up selling the VX recently.
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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2022, 12:00:46 PM »

Hi Neil,
Not sure if you have found somewhere suitable for refurbing your calipers yet but I just got a quote for refurbishment of 2 x Beta Spyder calipers from "Brake Caliper Solutions" in their standard paint finish (silver, black, gold) for £129+VAT.  I believe they also upgrade to a higher quality finish for £169 + VAT.
Their blurb states: 
"All stripped down & blasted back to bare cast, finished to which finish you require, then new pistons and seals. Bleed nipples are used."

Not sure whether "Bleed nipples are used" means that they reuse your old ones, or just that they actually fit bleed nipples?

https://www.brakecalipersolutions.co.uk/

Thanks for this. I'm currently waiting to see if the calipers need a full refurb or not, but will bear this firm in mind if they do.

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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2022, 04:36:23 PM »

They're not difficult to do it yourself, I did some several years ago and bought some kits not that long ago to do more before I ended up selling the VX recently.

For me, it's time that I'm short of!  Outsourcing for a full refurb is also cheaper than getting a local garage to service the old ones.
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« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2022, 08:08:29 PM »

Hi

Personally either do it yourself or give the job to a company who knows how to do it as has done it before as they are not difficult, but probably easy for someone who is not prepared to take the time and has never done it before to make a codís of itÖ

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