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Old 02-08-2002, 02:02 PM
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Angry The dreaded "Double Flare"

I'm going to plumb the brake lines on the pickup tomorrow and every time I do this I have trouble making double flares.

I bought the bullet this time and purchased a decent (Mastercool) flaring tool but I'm still a little apprehensive about this. Does anyone have any tips to pass along that would make this job a bit easier?

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Are you working with steel or stainless?
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It's one of those time consuming jobs that you just have to be careful with and be patient. A good sharp tubing cutter is a must for starters,after cutting use the reamer to knock any burrs from the inside of the tubing,but don't get carried away. Follow the tool directions and be sure the tubing is tight in the tool during the flairing operation, if it slides down in the tool your flair won't come out right. Occasionally even when everything seems right one won't come out correctly,at least thats how it goes for me.
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That is about it too!
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Thanks for the help guys. I'm using soft steel 3/16" line and I just never seem to have an easy time making these darn flares. Guess I'll just take it slow and easy. If I had the extra cash I'd go with SS and just use a 37* single flare. Much easier but I guess I'm just too cheap.
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