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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:08 pm 
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As above, does anyone make them for mini's. have used them on beetles, works very well on car's that sit quite a bit in high humidity areas.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:26 pm 
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I have never heard of any.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:36 pm 
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I would think that it would be simplicity itself to have standard cylinders over bored and sleeved with stainless bores. And a good idea too! On the other hand if it's the high humidity areas that are the problem, maybe that's a reason for using non hydroscopic type/silicon brake fluids. Mine is using stainless rear wheel cyl pistons


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:27 pm 
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This seems to becoming more common, especially on rarer master and slave cylinders - cost of re-sleeving in SS is not so bad compared to NOS price.....

Ie , A35 club get MS sleeved because, MS so difficult to find now.

Quick search threw up this company http://classiccar-brakes.co.uk/copmanyprofile.htm - no experience of them, but seem to be saying right things


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:13 am 
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Onetim, I believe you also asked this on MM.

In the U.S. you may want to contact White Post or Apple Hydraulics. I know they will sleeve cylinders but I don't know if they use stainless or prefer to use brass.

What I can tell you is neither company warrants their sleeved rebuilds for use with DOT-5 (silicone) brake fluid. I believe their argument is reduced lubricity of the DOT-5 fluid... but I suggest you discuss this with them.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:40 pm 
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Natal resleeving used to do it in Durban, South Africa... their shop was 3 doors down from "Mini Spares & Accessories", they mostly resleeved Master Cylinders, but could also do slaves.

I think they have now moved to Johannesburg, its run by an Alfa enthusiast, Grant Densham.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:20 am 
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Both front wheel cylinders on my Traveller have been sleeved in stainless (and so have both clutch and brake masters now). When I rebuilt the wheel cylinders they showed a bit of rust stainining which more or less just wiped out. A very light hone, new seals and they are like new again. Its quite a common thing here, especially for the harder to source parts.

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