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  1. Front Wheel Closeup

    Front Wheel Closeup

  2. Rear Wheel Closeup

    Rear Wheel Closeup

  3. Better Than New?

    Better Than New?

    Drums, rotors and calipers painted - wheels shined up inside and out - new EBC pads
  4. Check That Pad Springs Are Seated

    Check That Pad Springs Are Seated

    The springs should not stick out of the housing opening
  5. Position Caliper Housing Over Pads

    Position Caliper Housing Over Pads

    Tighten 13 MM bolts with box end wrench - not too much torque - perhaps 30 fps
  6. Position Pads In Housing

    Position Pads In Housing

    Used a little anti-seize lubricant on back of pads by piston and caliper forks to prevent binding
  7. New Pads

    New Pads

    Bought a set of EBC Black pads from smarts-R-us in the UK. Also showing original OEM pads
  8. Attach Drums

    Attach Drums

  9. Attach rotor and Caliper Frames

    Attach rotor and Caliper Frames

    18mm socket - torque to 80 foot lbs.
  10. Wax Wheel Rims To Make Them Easier To Clean

    Wax Wheel Rims To Make Them Easier To Clean

    I applied two coats of Liquid Glass to help repel dirt and make them easier to clean in the future
  11. Sand Off Overspray And Rust

    Sand Off Overspray And Rust

    Make sure parts are clean and ready to reassemble
  12. Finished Multiple Light Coats Of Paint

    Finished Multiple Light Coats Of Paint

    Perhaps 8 light coats of paint
  13. Clean Inside Of Wheels

    Clean Inside Of Wheels

    While waiting between the coats of paint to setup, I scrubbed the inside of the wheels
  14. Mask Wheel Wheels To Paint Caliper Piston Housing

    Mask Wheel Wheels To Paint Caliper Piston Housing

  15. Notice Difference In Colors Between Can And Spray

    Notice Difference In Colors Between Can And Spray

    I bought a Dupli-Color Caliper Paint Kit which has a 8 oz. can of paint that is more orange than the separate spray can of Yellow Dupli-Color Caliper Paint
  16. Tape And Mask Caliper Pistons

    Tape And Mask Caliper Pistons

  17. Tape And Mask Parts

    Tape And Mask Parts

  18. Caliper Frame And Old Pads

    Caliper Frame And Old Pads

    2008 smart fourtwo 451 with original Bosch pads
  19. Remove Caliper Frame

    Remove Caliper Frame

    Use 18 MM socket
  20. Remove Caliper Piston Housing

    Remove Caliper Piston Housing

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