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How do i remove the pistons from my blue spot brake callipers

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Typically use air pressure is used to remove pistons from brake calipers on autos. This is a dangerous thing as they will come out with serious projectile force,. so you MUST BE extremely careful, utilize a stationary vise and a board in pace to reduce the throw out - the board may even shatter when you do this - PROCEED WITH EXTREME CAUTION.
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