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Calliper Brake Line 'nipples' - Rust

Discussion in 'Detailing and cleaning' started by freshage, Jan 13, 2021.

  1. My brand spanking new 1260 S GT suffered a little after a long trip to the UK last year, I didn't rust protect it before hand and I left it a few days after my return to wash it. As a result, the shiny cable nipples or what ever they are called are no longer shiny and rough to the touch. Is there an easy way to clean these up? Maybe some sandpaper and love?

    Or am I just going to have to replace them down the line?
  2. I would try some Autosol initially, or any other good metal cleaner.
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  3. A gentle polishing wheel on a Dremel. Add some Autosol or similar metal polish for a faster turnaround
  4. If Auto sol doesn't work, use a scotchbrite with auto sol. Ideally using a dremel and the problem will literally vanish.


    Find them on eBay. Be careful prices vary massively!

    You can get rubber caps from eBay too which will stop this ever happening again too.
    #4 Jez900ie, Jan 13, 2021
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2021
  5. Change them to stainless or titanium?
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  6. Once you have them back to how you want them i’d use a very small amount of ACF50 on a brush or cotton bud to protect them.
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