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    Default Drum Brake Flushing Kits reviews?

    I was talking to a buddy at work who has a flushing kit on his drums. I am repalcing my brakes this fall and wanted to see if anyone had some info on them. I would be making my own, but just wondering if their worth it...

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    I have them on all three axles and flush them after each launch and retrieve. Are they worth it? Not sure how to tell.
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    If they dont look like mine, then it must be working

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    I fabbed up a set for the trailer i had my bowpicker on, electric brakes worked fine when i sold the boat after 13 years so i guess flushing the brakes paid off for me. My new trailer also has them.

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    Does anyone have pictures of a fabbed up flush system?
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    I made a system up with parts bought from McMaster Carr.
    It has been a good system.
    A couple time a year I will flush out the brakes with Salt Away.
    I get some picts and post them later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob B View Post
    Does anyone have pictures of a fabbed up flush system?
    Mine was really simple just some brass fittings with hose barbs on one side and threads on the other, there was a hole in the drum backing plate so i screwed the fitting in there and ran hose with a tee on it for each axle, trailer had 3 axles so i had 3 hose bibs to connect to. I figured when all closed up with the wheel and tire on the water would just splash around and flush out most of the saltwater. Must of worked sold the rig with the original brakes on it after all those years.

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    Sounds easy enough. My trailer is sitting in the driveway empty right now, so it's a good time to do that and replace the bunks.
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    I have 9 pictures of my system.
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