Cleaning brake drums

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Cleaning brake drums

Postby Prairie Dog » Wed Mar 02, 2022 2:03 am

I’ve got the final drives completely torn down in my 48 cub. The question I have is about cleaning up the brake drums. Should they be completely smooth and shiny or is it best to use a courser Emory cloth and leave them a little rougher so the brake band can grab a bit better? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Cleaning brake drums

Postby Gary Dotson » Wed Mar 02, 2022 8:23 am

I like to put a little texture on them, I use 180 grit sand paper. They will return to a polished finish in pretty short order, anyway, so it won’t really matter too much if you do or don’t sand them.

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