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Re: burst brake line, oh my

    I believe you can get DOT approved SS brake lines which have an inner
Kevlar sleeve under the braid to resolve the abrasion problem. Brian Jowett
posted this info to the list on Sept.8 - he suggested Paragon Performance as
a source of custom built DOT approved SS lines.


Fred Munro
'91 200q  260k km
-----Original Message-----
From: Huw Powell <human@nh.ultranet.com>
To: quattro group <quattro@coimbra.ans.net>
Date: Friday, October 02, 1998 3:46 PM
Subject: Re: burst brake line, oh my

>How about clear heat shrink tubing?  Or heck, use red or black, it's
>function that matters, not seeing the pretty stainless, right?
>Feedback appreciated, as I am about to put s/s lines on my coupe and
>would prefer them not to be a safety hazard!
>> could pursuade some manufacturer to come out with a covered SS line to
>> this type of failure. The cover could be a clear silicon, so you could
>> see the pretty SS braid, but you wouldn't have to worry about abrasion
>Huw Powell
>the steering wheel isn't connected to anything, it's just a place to
>rest your hands