In the fourth part of our brake tools series, we talk about the importance of using dish soap and water to clean off a rotor before installation.
*Note: If you are installing a coated rotor, you do not need to wash it off. It is ready to install right out of the box.
Why soap and water instead of brake cleaner? Brake cleaner does a great job removing the anti-rust preventative. However, it does not do a good job of removing the metal shavings. That is why using warm water and dish soap is recommended.
Stay tuned for part five, when we will discuss why you should have conical washers on hand in your shop at all times. To follow along with the brake tools series, make sure to either:
In this Raybestos build update, we look at the bed lining material used on the inner fenders of the '53 Chevy.
The Raybestos '53 Chevy 3600 may look pretty, but it is built to be put to the test and driven hard. Because of that, the guys at Schwartz Performance Inc. put bed lining material down on the inside of the fenders. This is a common step they take on most of their builds.
The bed lining is added to provide durability. It protects against any stone chips or dents on the fender that can lead to spider-web cracks on the outside of the paint job.
To follow the progress of the Raybestos ’53 Chevy pickup:
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Raybestos Debuts New Racing and Performance Friction Lines at AAPEX
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