Hand Brake lever restoration

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Hand Brake lever restoration

Postby Sambo42 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:44 am

Has anyone tried to do this? I have my original plus a later series (I assume - there is a little blank plate for the handbrake light switch but it's in a different spot). Both have minor rust blemishes and it's tossup as to which is better and which is worse. I'm wanting to do this properly - has anyone disassembled the handbrake lever? It looks like it's going to take some doing - most of the fittings are pressed in and I'm not sure yet how to extract the spring with the pushrod for the ratchet mechanism....

Pics to follow illustrating how good/bad each one is. Voting to start shortly afterwards (as to which one to keep)....

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Re: Hand Brake lever restoration

Postby RRoller123 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:34 am

https://jet.com/product/detail/a89175f3 ... a4cdcb5bd6

Have you tried this stuff for minor surface rust? "Never Dull", it is frankly amazing. Really works well, may not have to disassemble the whole thing.
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