A new fender is about $150, so I decided to keep the crunched one and paint it to keep it from rusting. Step one was to sand down the impacted area to remove chipped paint and smooth out the whole surface.
|Starting with the Dremel, the major paint flakes were removed from the more damaged area, then followed up with 320, 600, and 800 grit sand papers for a very smooth finish.|
|I decided to go ahead and paint the whole front area to make sure to thoroughly cover it.|
|Old cruddy rotor and original caliper that would not come free despite liberal use of a large hammer.|
|New happy caliper, rotor and brake pads. The old pads were significantly worn and looked as if they had not been replaced with the other rear brakes indicating this might have been an issue for a long time.|
|Big reservoir on the left is the brake fluid, the smaller on the right is the clutch. The clutch fluid was black before now.|