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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-09-2007, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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Braided chrome lines

Found these on ebay and was wondering if anybody has ever bought these? If so what are your thoughts on them. Of the pictures on the bottom of the page the first one looks nice but the last one looks kinda blingy and was wondering if that was the case in person.


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So what exactly are these made of ?

They give you the "stainless steel look" - but they cut easily with a soldering iron, scissors etc

Maybe they are chrome plated plastic wire

Chrome has a superficial brilliance but isn't as good as stainless steel in the long run - I don't think these are going to last and they aren't the kind of thing you can have re-plated.

I suggest they are cheap because they are rubbish - wouldn't touch them with a barge pole

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They aren't actual lines. They are just covers to go over the lines you already have. Nothing more than a dress-up kit.

This is from the description....

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You will love the way your ugly stock wires, hoses and cables look with CUSTOMIZED METALLIC CHROME BRAIDED SLEEVING !!


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Used on cars all the time. It should be stainless. Install is not too bad, being a slip fit.
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Spend the extra $ and get actual stainless brake lines. You'll have to disconnect crap and bleed the system anyways - can't see doing that for little more than appearance.

You'll get better braking and better looks from a stainless steel brakeline upgrade - the kit ya posted will give ya little more than (likely temporary) better looks.

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I put reall stainless lines on mine and besides looking better, the brake lever is much firmer as the lines do not expand like the rubber ones.

Strongly suggest to save up and spend the $ 85 for real stainless lines.

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thats the info i was wanting to to know. Thank you guys for the insights. Think I'll save my money and get the SS braided lines.
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