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Old 19 March 2015, 14:53   #1
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I have striped down my trailer brakes and wondered what grease to put on adjusters and linkages is it that copper grease or marine grease? Also is there any point painting the back plate of the brakes or just wire brush off the rust?
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Old 19 March 2015, 15:41   #2
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For grease, I use Quicksilver 2-4-C, infact, I use it for everything. Don't use copper based grease.

For the backplates, a wire brush, a quick brush with some Kurust, red oxide primer then a zinc paint like galvafroid. Tbh, itl go rusty again.
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Old 19 March 2015, 16:33   #3
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This year I am using Rocol extreme courtesy of PD on the bearings etc
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We like / use this from Lucas: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lucas-10330-X-Tra-Heavy-Grease/dp/B000IG5QOQ

And we have good results with this: http://www.acf-50.co.uk/marine.htm
Paint / treat all the hubs, back plates, swing arms etc with this liberally / regularly. I don't like the idea of a failing paint system trapping water....
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Old 19 March 2015, 16:52   #5
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+1 for acf 50 I sprayed the plates with it and soaked the cables as well
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