Crazy Idea- thoughts?

Huw Powell audi at
Fri Mar 2 12:40:25 EST 2001

TM wrote:
> Hi listers,
> I keep hearing about seized rear brake calipers on our quattros,
> and just thought of something- if it wasn't extraordinarily
> expensive, couldn't one chrome plate the brake caliper? That would
> prevent corrosion, as long as the plating didn't make the pistons
> fit the caliper body. Is this a crazy idea?

OK, I'll bite.  How about powder coating the caliper (masking off the
piston bore, etc.), using a new spring, and cutting a stainless steel
hand brake lever out of some stock, using the rusty old one as a

Huw Powell

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