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Old 06-26-2013, 09:47 PM   #11
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Brake Hoses

For those who really want superior brakes on there tow vehicles, then switching to the Braided Stainless Steel Brake Hose will give you that. The rubber hoses expand under heavy braking, thereby losing some force to the pads. With the SS Hose, you do not, since they are carbon fiber they do not expand...more brake pressure to the pads...First did this mod on an 07' Z51 Corvette, which already had great brakes, now they are almost perfect and the pedal, yep it does feel different, but better..
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:31 PM   #12
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Just a little fyi- if you wipe off the (brake) fluid in a timely manner after spilt on paint it will be fine. I do it all the time on factory finishes and also the dupont we use. Cant guarantee on other brands but havent had trouble with basf or sherwin williams either.

The problem seems to arise when the fluid is left in constant contact for an extended time- as is the same with many solvents. And yes I know this from experience (wasnt real good, the brake fluid part was luckily on a part that was discarded!)
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:20 AM   #13
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Brake fluid

Sorry to say that many people do not know what brake fluid will do to automobile paint. Some car collectors are a good example: say a 1965 Corvette Vert. show car, worth 90K with brake fluid damage when the owner sit the brake fluid reservoir cap on his fender, 3K later after the fender was painted. What I am saying, some people do not know the corrosive nature of Brake Fluid, some do..this is only for the ones that don't..



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Just a little fyi- if you wipe off the (brake) fluid in a timely manner after spilt on paint it will be fine. I do it all the time on factory finishes and also the dupont we use. Cant guarantee on other brands but havent had trouble with basf or sherwin williams either.

The problem seems to arise when the fluid is left in constant contact for an extended time- as is the same with many solvents. And yes I know this from experience (wasnt real good, the brake fluid part was luckily on a part that was discarded!)
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I think corrosive is a little misleading, corosive brings bodily injury to my mind. And as of yet, after numerous hours of "playing" in it, the only side affect ive had is getting dirty. If it was corosive they wouldnt use steel brake lines, as well as stating on the bottle (at least on gm fluid) that is contains corrosion inhibitors.
- I think that "reacts with other petroleum based products" would possibly convey what your meaning with a little more clarity.
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:44 PM   #15
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Corrosion

After restoring numerous automobiles in my 69 years on this ole earth, why is there so much rust and corrosion inside the brake lines from these old cars..seems as though water (condensation) has a perfect place to grow and contaminate the stainless steel brake lines to the point they have to be chunked and new replacements installed. Maybe its because we have so much condensation down south from all the heavy rain or maybe its the mud boogs we are always running our vehicles through. Yes, brake fluid is nasty and it is dirty and it does cause corrosion inside brake lines. The DOT 3 has been around for years and has not been improved on. The new Racing Fluids that are out today eliminate much of the above mentioned problems. The Dot 3 in my S-10 gets changed every brake pad replacement, and by then it needs it. In the Vette with the Blue Racing Fluid, the fluid was installed in 2007 and has not been changed since and still looks like brand new. Now running the Blue Fluid in the 2500 HD, with the Stainless Steel Braided Brake Hose with Carbon Fiber Hose Inside. The stopping improvement for the truck is at least 70% better than stock.



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I think corrosive is a little misleading, corosive brings bodily injury to my mind. And as of yet, after numerous hours of "playing" in it, the only side affect ive had is getting dirty. If it was corosive they wouldnt use steel brake lines, as well as stating on the bottle (at least on gm fluid) that is contains corrosion inhibitors.
- I think that "reacts with other petroleum based products" would possibly convey what your meaning with a little more clarity.
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In the old fluids it is the water in the brake lines that rust the lines, not the fluid. Dot 3 has been replaced by Dot 4 & that by Dot 5. Have a can of the old pre-Dot 3 and the inside of the can is still shiny with no rust. It has also not been subjected to being heated and cooled like in a brake system.
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In the old fluids it is the water in the brake lines that rust the lines, not the fluid. Dot 3 has been replaced by Dot 4 & that by Dot 5. Have a can of the old pre-Dot 3 and the inside of the can is still shiny with no rust. It has also not been subjected to being heated and cooled like in a brake system.
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Also most lines are just steel unless someone upgraded them. I actually stuck a magnet on one today on a truck I was working on.
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Point made

Pour some water in that shinny can and let it sit for about a month..yuk. The Racing Fluids do not allow any water to build up in the lines and the fluid...my point exactly...in the can, orange juice is fine til you put some vodka in it, then what happens, right your get drunk or rusted, which ever comes first...Good example is brake fluid used in military aircraft.
Lets just say, I am sold on the Blue Stuff and never going back to the Dot dot dot stuff....thanks

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ATE Blue should also be changed every 3 yrs for the same reasons as other brake fluids. Water contamination. ATE -ATE Brake Fluid Company website.

It is classified as a Dot 4 even tho' it exceeds the Dot 4 requirements.
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Exceeds

At $17.00 bucks a can, it had darn well exceed most anything, even moon shine.


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ATE Blue should also be changed every 3 yrs for the same reasons as other brake fluids. Water contamination. ATE -ATE Brake Fluid

It is classified as a Dot 4 even tho' it exceeds the Dot 4 requirements.
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