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Technical I'LL NEVER USE STEEL BRAKE LINE AGAIN - NICOPP !!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by the-rodster, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. the-rodster
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    Get it.
    Use it.

    Sure, it bends easy, but it makes flaring soooo much easier.

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  2. B.A.KING
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    Come on Rich, expand our horizons. tell us more and oh Snakes are starting to get out and roam. or crawl....just sayin........... sorry.
     
  3. mcmopar
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    I bought it for my brake and fuel lines. I was going to go ss, but started reading about this stuff, and said yep that's what I'm using. Glad to here someone else is happy with it.
    Tony
     
  4. 54vicky
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    plenty of good comments on it over the years.I agree I would never use the old stuff most is made in another part of the world to boot
     

  5. metalman
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    I've been using it, does flair easy and I was having trouble with the steel line I was getting (off shore made I'm sure) splitting when I flaired it. It also is soft enough to seat well when you tighten the nut. As far as bending easy it's almost too easy, especially 3/8 I use for fuel lines. Wants to crimp when I use a normal bender, found one of those hardware store spring benders made for copper works well but a little tough to get nice tight, uniform bends I like. Not real fond of the price either.
    Looks pretty good polished if your into bling without much effort, I just rub it down with a little Wenol.
     
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  6. Is it so soft it will crush easy if you touch it after being installed? I have seen it at the parts store, but worried it may crush flat too easy.

    A steel line will take a fair amount of unintentional abuse and not crush.
     
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  7. Kunifer is what it's called over here and it is the brake line of choice for quality restorations. It's not soft like copper and will not crush when you touch it unless you are the Hulk...
     
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  8. Roothawg
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    It's not that green coated stuff is it?
     
  9. evintho
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    Just fabbed the entire brake system in my roadster with NiCopp. It was a joy to work with! Couldn't be happier!
     
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  10. the-rodster
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    Naw. That's just PVC coated steel.

    Around here, Advance Auto carries it.

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  11. I have been planning on use this stuff on my current project. The Euro guys have been using it for a while.

    So you got it and you like it I take it.
     
  12. Roothawg
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    I have used annealed stainless in the past.
     
  13. the-rodster
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    I really do like it. I struggled with making flares in steel, splits, uneven, etc.
    I've only made five or six flares at this point, but they all came out perfect.

    I'm working on my front brakes right now, I'll snap some pics tonight and post.
     
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  14. LOWDUG37
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    I have done 3 cars with it,good stuff.
     
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  15. Cool thanks
     
  16. Atwater Mike
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    Anybody remember "Kant-Kink"? It was 'alloy' steel, more resilient than steel. Never a leak from a double flare...
     
  17. Roothawg
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    Does this stuff come all rolled up? I hate trying to straighten it out.
     
  18. southcross2631
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    I have been using it for several years now. Great stuff.
     
  19. MMM1693
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    Did my 26T with Ni Copp and is great to work with. Between the NiCopp and the Eastwood flaring tool it was almost fun. Would't use anything else.
     
  20. Roothawg
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    I guess I'll have to break down and buy the tubing straightener.
     
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  21. hotrodyankee
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    Great stuff, been using it for a while.
     
  22. Snap a chalk line on the floor of your garage, or just follow a seam in the concrete to straighten it. Roll it out straight on something flat (like the floor). Easy peasy. I just plumbed my '63 belair brakes with copper nickel and it is great.
     
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  23. RMONTY
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    I've never tried it with nicopp but in my refrigeration days we used to roll out 15' or so of 3/8" copper and one guy on each end, snap it down onto the concrete to straighten it out. Worked great on rolled copper.
     
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  24. Sheep Dip
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    Nope.... just take a come-a-long and stretch it just till it straightens and you got it.
    You will waste maybe 6" doing it this way.
     
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  25. 40Standard
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    when I was at Carquest, we sold a ton of it. all the local garages used it
     
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  26. deuceman32
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    I used it for the first time 2 weeks ago. Really happy with it. I did double flares and bubble flares with a Mastercool hydraulic set, so easy. Use a little restraint on the second flaring step and the fitting will make a great seal. The best part is, when that last bend, say, right at a wheel cyl is off just a little, it is easy to tweak by hand.
     
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  27. deathrowdave
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    Used it for years makin shine ! Really is miracle of modern technologies. Makes me feel like a pro !
     
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  28. 3onthetree
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    I recently replaced all the brake and fuel lines on my 63 Chevy with Nicopp using the Eastwood flaring tool. Everything worked like a dream. It's worth the price. I will use nothing else from here on out. You can always paint it aluminum if you want a stock look.
     
  29. Thanks for the tip. Didn't know we could get it here. I'm in Glasgow, too. Probably going to redo my fuel system now. Need a fuel pump anyway. Might as well redo everything else. Hahaha.
     
  30. the-rodster
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