Brake Caliper Piston pushing tool?

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  1. the5.ohh

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    I'm 90% done rebuilding my cobra brakes, the only thing left is to push the pistons back in and paint the calipers. Now I've bought 3 different c-clamps, used old brake pads, wood, pieces of metal, nothing has worked so far. Someone mentioned to me that there's a special piston pushing tool for this? Can someone link me to exactly what I need please and thank you!
     
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    yes there is a tool for it. I borrowed/rented mine from vatozone.
     
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    I went to the one by me. The idiot tried to make me buy a ****ing spring compressor. I literally laughed in his face, I was like you're joking right? Nah man this is it I'm telling you! I said where do I fit the brake caliper in there? Got all quiet lol. I even showed him a picture of the tool on their website.
     
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    Question: is this for the fronts or the rears? Fronts just push in with a c clamp, rears there is a special tool to rent from the parts store.
     
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    ^^^^Bingo. The rears are a little different from fronts because of the parking brake mechanism.
     
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    It's easiest to push and turn the rears in, 3/8 ratchet and extension with that cube, but bolt the caliper back on the car with no rotor. It anchors it really well
     
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    What I was thinking...

    Only need a tool on rears.
     
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    Fronts! Sorry I should've specified. I've used c-clamps with old brake pads. didn't work for me
     
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    Try one of those table mounted vise... but honestly mine slid in super easy... they shouldn't be to difficult...
     
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    Did you lubricate the pistons at all? When I rebuilt my Cobra calipers I lubricated the pistons with brake fluid and they slid in with only moderate pressure.
     
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    I'm an idiot lol. I lubed up the pistons and o-rings, they slid right in! Shoulda figured that out a month ago lol.