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Copper-Nickel Brake Line

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by aas_scott, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. aas_scott

    aas_scott Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    Wanted to pass along a great product that I have used and been quite satisfied with. Copper nickel brake line is available on Amazon. I have used it on my plow truck and due to the constant corrosion problems that I have had from repeated salt exposure. I have not had the product on long, but I am confident it will not corrode due to its makeup. The lines were very easy to work with and flared quite easily. Hope this info can be of help to you guys that run into this problem as I have.
  2. icudoucme

    icudoucme Senior Member
    Messages: 367

    And they are a heck of alot cheaper the stainless lines and as you stated easy to work with.
  3. PowersTree

    PowersTree Senior Member
    Messages: 586

    Watching for updates
  4. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Heard about these years ago- used in Europe by some companies but last I heard they were not yet DOT legal....
    I'm just fine with Stainless, and highly recommend Classic Tube. I have used for all hard lines as they need to be replaced.
  5. 32vld

    32vld Senior Member
    from LI, NY
    Messages: 622

    Early days of automobiles many lines were copper. Practical experience had shown that flexing and vibartions from normal use would cause them to crack and break. Last I knew for that reason steel lines are required by law.
  6. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    FedHill is the USA maker of it. And it's awesome stuff. Blows stainless out of the water in cost, ease of install and lasts every bit as long. And yes it is DOT approved. And I'll add if you're using it on a show vehicle or restoration it polishes up beautifully.

  7. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    The alloy stuff rules. Outsells the steel 100 to 1 in the commercial shops.
  8. Ducke

    Ducke Member
    Messages: 81

    Copper/nickle lines should be the best.
    I use to work for a military ship builder and NATO spec call for all copper nickle piping in all ships.
    So if the US Navy and NATO are using it it must be good.
  9. alotta toyz

    alotta toyz Junior Member
    from ny
    Messages: 1