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 Brake Drum Finish 
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Joined: Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:25 pm
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Location: Mount Vernon WA USA
Post Brake Drum Finish
Getting close to having the brake system of my haflinger all back together. I had the brake drums checked for trueness and then the outside sand blasted.

Should I just leave them bare aluminum or should I paint them with something? Clearcoat them?

Any one know what the original factory finish was?


Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:15 pm
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Joined: Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:09 pm
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Location: Lewes,Southern England
Post Re: Brake Drum Finish
I don't believe the factory did anything to them. I suppose it really depends on what you plan to do with this Haflinger when it is all back together looking like it just came from a show room?
If it is too nice and shiny you will never want to take it off road and unfortunately that's where it's good manners are - Road use is very poor second!

Obviously something like clear coat will stop them from developing the white Aluminium oxide powder if they just stand still in the open air. It is just as likely to get scratched off in place if you take it off road so you will still be doing some cleaning if that's your thing.

Lurch just gets used... Lives outside and get washed every once in a while. Things are fixed when they get broken enough to need it.

John


Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:38 am
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Joined: Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:39 am
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Location: Ontario, Canada
Post Re: Brake Drum Finish
I would just give them a quick coat of cheap clear - no point in spending $ on 2k as it will just get scratched/rubbed off.
The clear will just stop them from oxidizing so quickly and will make they easier to clean.
Basically, what John said :)
Dan

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Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:19 pm
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Joined: Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:25 pm
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Location: Mount Vernon WA USA
Post Re: Brake Drum Finish
Thanks - I'll just give them a shot of a clearcoat.

My Haflinger will not be a show car by any means - just want it to run well - it will be used for work on my tree farm mostly in place of my Pinz which is overkill a lot of the time for just me and a chainsaw...


Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:33 pm
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