316 stainless piston suit Hydraulic Calipers made by Ak-ko and Trojan. This great new product, made in our Brisbane workshops, will undoubtedly put the slide back into your pistons.
Stainless Pistons are precision machined from solid 316 stainless bar.
When purchasing new pistons and calipers, pistons can be exchanged into your new calipers by the experts at Couplemate.
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DIY can read further for some helpful tips on installing stainless pistons.
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Stainless pistons do not rust and help give a maintenance-free solution to hydraulic piston use.
You may like to consider stainless pistons in your stainless hydraulic caliper for improved performance.
Salt water may enter the piston due to seal wear.
When installing apply good lashing of hydraulic oil in the piston and around the seal inside the piston.
Owners can buy stainless pistons as an optional extra when purchasing new hydraulic calipers.
When tackling a caliper cleaning job, it is wise to have a new replacement seal kit ready in case the old seals become stretched.
The sliding action of the stainless piston gives extended life over A standard piston.
Note: Interestingly, manufacturers do not include stainless pistons in A stainless caliper.