Raybestos® Build Update

Raybestos to Award ’53 Chevy Pickup Truck at AAPEX

Enter Online by September 8 at www.Raybestos.com/WinMe

MCHENRY, Ill., July 10, 2018 – Raybestos® will announce the winner of its custom-built 1953 Chevrolet® pickup to one lucky auto care industry repair or parts professional during the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas, according to Kristin Grons, marketing manager for Brake Parts Inc.

“Our latest Raybestos sweepstakes is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for one lucky automotive repair or parts professional to win an iconic Raybestos vehicle, this time a decked-out classic1953 Chevy pickup truck,” said Grons. “We’re looking forward to awarding this vintage beauty to the lucky winner on Oct. 31 during our 1950’s AAPEX reception. Be there or be square!”

Painted in metallic red, the fully restored and updated 1953 Chevrolet pickup truck features an off-the-shelf performance disc brake upgrade package using Raybestos components and Raybestos Truck & Medium Duty specialty disc brake pads. In addition to driving the build, Schwartz Performance has installed its famous bolt-in “G-Machine” chassis and over 20 industry-leading premier suppliers partnered with Raybestos to help restore and modify the pickup. To see the build progress of the ’53 Chevy pickup, visit www.RaybestosBuild.com.

To enter online for a chance to win the ’53 Chevy pickup truck, visit www.raybestos.com/winme during the sweepstakes period and follow the instructions to complete the entry form in its entirety. Limit one entry per day per person or email address.

Official rules can be found here

Raybestos® Training Update

Cleaning Brake Caliper Brackets

Caliper brackets, especially in the Rust Belt, accumulate a lot of rust in the areas under the abutment clips. If too much rust is allowed to build up in these areas, it can affect the ability of the brake pads to slide freely within the caliper bracket. This causes problems such as brake noise, brake pull and premature/uneven pad wear.

In this training video, we will show you the two primary methods used to clean caliper brackets. 

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Caliper Cleaning Methods:

1.) Wire Brush and File: A wire brush and file will does a fine job of cleaning the rust off the caliper bracket. Use the wire brush first to clean the area under the abutment clips. Go over the area again with a file to smooth out any scaled rust.

2.) Sandblasting Cabinet: This is the preferred method if you have access to it. Use the sandblasting cabinet to blast the rust away on the areas underneath the abutment clips. It blasts the rust away completely down to the original cast iron and is quicker than using a wire brush and file.

Before you install the pads, make sure to install any applicable hardware and to lubricate any metal to metal contact points. 

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