Stop That Rusty Look

Brakes for your Classic Mopar

  1. olddman

    olddman Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone give me some ideas on how to keep the master cylinder in my 1965 Dart from getting coated in rust? Tired of that rusty look when you pop the hood.
     
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    rustycowll69 Well-Known Member

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    porsche restorers have their calipers replated, like oem, with yellow zinc.
     
  3. jos51700

    jos51700 Hemi Orange you glad it isn't a political avatar?

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    DOT5 brake fluid is where you should start.
     
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      silversedan Well-Known Member

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      paint it cast gray
       
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        I used to wipe the outside with WD-40. Did the trick. Nice on cast valve covers too.
         
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        • MoparMike1974

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        • KosmicKuda

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          I used that RPM stuff on various parts but it doesn't hold up. Looks good for a short while but then rusts. May work better in a milder climate.

          I paint mine cast iron and use DOT 5 fluid that doesn't harm paint.
           
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          Take care of any seepage issues then prime and paint (cast grey). There are also good, durable paints to protect the cover as well and some very close to the (likely) anodized gold color. Midland booster same color (if not black).
           
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          toolmanmike FABO MODERATOR Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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          Rusty? did someone invite Rusty? :rofl:
           
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