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PostSubject: Coke Can for Brake Drums    Fri Sep 25, 2015 11:24 am

Encouraged by the rave reviews for "Coke Can for Brake Disks", here's a sequel.

Rusty brake drums don't seem to be as much of an issue / MOT inspection fail point as rusty disks, though they can make it difficult to get your wheels off.

Exhibit A : Mucky looking drum interior.

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Exhibit B: Fair bit of rust and dust on the moving parts.

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Exhibit C : Coke can makes a good scraper / clean-up tool, and leaves aluminium on surfaces and threads.

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Exhibit D : Rub parts with aluminium foil with a very little sunflower or linseed oil. (self-forming metallic paint). Leave them in the sun.

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Where the parts move against each other, substitute a very little high temp grease (or nothing) or you might glue them together.

I used a little PTFE tape around pivot axes and on the thread of the automatic adjuster, in the hope of finally seeing an automatic adjuster actually work.

Didn't, and therefore probably not worth the tiny risk of getting PTFE on the brake shoes.

Exhibit E. Rusty drum. I applied sunflower oil and "metallised" it with the can-disk you can see at one side.

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Exhibit F: Aluminium-grey brake drum. Since I didn't want to glue the wheel on I sandwiched some polythene sheet between the wheel and the drum. The fire risk is....acceptable.  

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