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front brake drum cleanup?


Post by kehughes » Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:16 pm

My front brake drum has a little surface rust inside and I want to clean it up before installation. I was thinking of just bead blasting it and then spraying it. Is there any problems with this or is there a better method Im not thinking of? Thanks.

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Re: front brake drum cleanup?


Post by Cotten » Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:17 pm


Works for me.
Although I use aluminum oxide to etch out the deeper corrosion.
And finally wheel-brush the machined area thoroughly.
Then I Glyptal the un-machined area, because I saw it in NOS drums.

Turning the drum should be avoided if at all possible, as oversize shoes or linings are additional grief.


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