From: Malcolm Asquith
Sent: 03 May 2002
Subject: Bonding Brake linings
Is it possible to bond brake linings to the shoes at home? If so has anyone any suggestions for a suitable adhesive.
I have tried rivets in the past but have a;lways had mixed success.
From: John Hardy
Sent: 04 May 2002
To: Malcolm Asquith
Subject: Re: Bonding Brake linings
Malcolm Asquith wrote:
> Is it possible to bond brake linings to the shoes at home? If so has anyone
> any suggestions for a suitable adhesive.
> I have tried rivets in the past but have a;lways had mixed success.
You could try Evo Stik or perhaps No Nails. That, apparently, has now got "extra stickiness."
Alternatively you could use your time with doing jobs that aren't quite so safety critical and dip your hand in your pocket and pay a specialist. If I ever heard of a job that isn't a DIY er this has got to be it. Get a hobby or something. If you're short of things to do I've got loads.
From: Bishop Peter
Sent: 07 May 2002
Subject: RE: Bonding Brake linings
I have done this for my Austin 7, but used a combination of rivets and adhesive. I used Araldite epoxy adhesive (the slow setting type). I cleaned up the bonded face of the metal shoes with an angle grinder to provide a good key for the adhesive. I Put a thin layer on both surfaces, put the rivets in, then clamped the assembly inside the brake drum they were going to run in. This ensure that the radius of the lining closely matches the inner face of the drum and that there was an even clamping force on the adhesive. I have done about 2000 mile on them and they seem fine, I am not sure I would trust the adhesive alone though. I just bought some "exchange" handbrake shoes for my Porsche 944 from a well known supplier. During the course of fitting them one of the linings simply fell of the brake shoe, without any particularly rough handling. The adhesive they ha used had not bonded to the lining material at all. ummm maybe I will go smash the piggy bank and buy some genuine ones.........