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Stuck caliper piston removal

I have been in the process of refurbishing my brake system. A body shop installed my body kit, and while they had it for 5 years using it for fill-in work they had a flood in their parking lot and the car froze into the ice. The result: rust in unusual places. Almost all of my calipers had rust in the atmosphere side of the seals and would not blow out, even at 120 psi air pressure. To get them out I tapped a fitting and installed a grease zerk(t?). I was down on my knees on the garage floor pushing on the grease gun handle with both hands before some of the pistons would move. I have one more rear caliper piston to get out and I will have beat them. They are all cleaning up just fine and with the new seals they should operate like new for $80 worth of parts. Thank you to the Pelican Tech articles for the info to proceed rebuilding the rear calipers which my Haynes manual denies me even the permission to work on!
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