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Old 12-15-2009
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Rear brake hardware disintegrating

Is anyone using anything to preserve the springs and related harware for the rear brakes? I have broken return springs already and they haven't been on there a year. One side keeps sticking, especially when cold. Looks to be a reaction to the brake dust which is the culprit but I'd really rather not purchase and install a new hardware kit every year if this is how it's gonna be.

Should I give everything the Krylon touch before installation or are there other ways to protect the hardware? I was also thinking a coating of grease on the hardware but I'm not crazy about that idea.

Suggestions, pls.
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Old 12-16-2009
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Old 12-17-2009
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Paint the bak-up plates.
Add a small amount of the brake grease you get with new shoe to the bak’g plate, only the points have contact.
When off-raoding and especially in wet conditions, take the rear brakes apart every month or so and repeat the above process.
When cleaning things up, do some preventive maintenance, check the springs, all of the wear points, look for leaks from the Slave Cylinders and axle seals, clean out any rust buildup, grease the E-Brake Cables.

That is just some guessing on what to do, use your head and if wheeling it is the cost to play.

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