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    Changed the front brakes last weekend(discs n pads to mintex). Job was a slight hassel, but mainly down to the lack of tools and the faff about to get them when the car was off the road.
    Im impressed enuff with the diff, even though the 'old' lockheed pads still had approx 7mm material left, that im considering doing the rears.
    Visually theres still approx 5mm plus left of material,discs are lipped at both the top and bottom edge.
    Price wise for the mintex setup im looking at approx £60.00(plus the rewind tool)...
    Do you think its worth the expense/effort??

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    there ar rewind tools on ebay for the rear calipers and if the discs are lipped then it best to change then m8, safty first

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    Thanks glynn. Im able to get a sykes pickavant tool for under £30.00 but dont know as id use it again,although it is supposed to be universal seems a bit much for a 'one off'.

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    You can improvise the rewind tool.

    I made one using a large bolt and welding 2 small pins to the head. Others have used snipe nose pliers to do it. A 'G' clamp to apply the pressure and turning the piston is all that is required - and some care in what you are doing so you don't apply too much pressure with 'G' clamp.

    I agree, buying a tool for £30 for essentially a one off job seems expensive.

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    Laser do one, but as said for one job it's quite an added expense. Part number is 4331 if you're really keen, doesn't look a bad bit of kit actually.

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    My brake pads are in need of a change soon - have been looking at greenstuff and mintex. Just dont know what to choose.

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    I can't speak for greenstuff but I recently fitted Mintex to mine all round and I'm very happy with them.

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