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06-26-2014, 4:45 PM
I'm redoing my rear drum, repainting and putting new shoes in. Should I avoid painting or primering the inside of the drum where the shoes contact? I'm concerned about rust if I leave them bare, but am hesitant to apply paint or primer to that area for obvious reasons. Thanks.

06-26-2014, 4:58 PM
Do NOT paint. If you're worried while its sitting, use soome wd40 or something. Spary it down with brake clean before assembly. Once its got shoes installed it needs to be clean and dry, no matter how long its sitting,

06-26-2014, 5:01 PM
I know some folks that have done that with cars. They mask the area that the shoes will contact, but everything else gets painted.

06-26-2014, 5:20 PM
That's what I was thinking, just wanted a second opinion in the righteous name of safety. Thanks!