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Excellent post Scouse - just one other thing I would add.
When doing these type of pads I always remove the long allen keyed bolts (pillar bolts) make sure they are clean and free from dirt and gunge and give them a light smear of rubber grease. I agree the proper tool does a much better job but it can be pricey for the DIYer.
I agree most allen key sets don't seem to contain a 7mm key but I was able to source a set for around a fiver from my local motor factors which contained both long and short keys.
As a general rule I always check the bleeder is free as it prevents it from seizing up - just in case you have to need it in the future.
As a matter of interest what was the G-clamp used for
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