RE: [CR]Re: Maintaining Gum Brakehoods

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From: "Beyer Jr., Chris (C.C.)" <>
To: "''" <>,
Subject: RE: [CR]Re: Maintaining Gum Brakehoods
Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2002 10:17:10 -0400

Hey Y'all:

My distant memories of having spent far too much time tinkering with British cars tells me that this may well be a bad idea. If I recall correctly, most brake fluids are incompatible with natural rubber; they cause it to sell and soften to the point of unuseability. Of course, I would bet that most modern hoses and brake system seals are now a silicon rubber, but I doubt the same is true of vintage brake hoods.

Feel free to correct me if I'm mistaken.