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Old 06-22-2019, 08:27 PM   #1
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Default Steel or Brass Brake Lining Rivets

Some Brake Lining kits come with Steel rivets, some with brass...Originally they were Brass...What is your preference?

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Old 06-22-2019, 08:34 PM   #2
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Default Re: Steel or Brass Brake Lining Rivets

I use the brass rivets, my reasoning is that the soft brass rivet is less likely to damage my cast iron drum if the brake shoe wore down far enough.
Now, having said that, I am in the process of redoing my brakes and I purchased bonded/molded linings from Randy Gross this time around. No rivets this time.
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Default Re: Steel or Brass Brake Lining Rivets

I also would recommend brass for the same reasons.


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Default Re: Steel or Brass Brake Lining Rivets

from a mechanics point of view brass is easier to service.
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Default Re: Steel or Brass Brake Lining Rivets

Brass for the above reasons.
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Old 06-23-2019, 06:39 AM   #6
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Default Re: Steel or Brass Brake Lining Rivets

I do lots of drums for the local guys. Brass for the above reasons.
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Old 06-23-2019, 07:28 AM   #7
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I prefer brass rivets for the above reasons .
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