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Old 09-12-2018, 06:14 AM
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Buying a new boat trailer and it comes with DeeMaxx Max plating on the disc brakes. How does this compare to all stainless steel disc brakes?
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I've had the Deemaxx with Maxx coating and they held up fairly well with moderate salt water use, provided you rinse them religiously after each use.
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I launch my boat once or twice a year in saltwater, the rest of the time I am in freshwater use. I always spray off my trailer right after I launch and pull my boat out. I'm hoping they hold up well for my use.
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Salt water? must use SS... if you want them to last. IMO

I'm at 4+ years with no issues using SS.
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You can make them last longer if you spray them every time with salt off, salt away or similar product. That includes right after parking the trailer after launching the boat, not just when you get home at the end of the day.
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Originally Posted by mwp135 View Post
You can make them last longer if you spray them every time with salt off, salt away or similar product. That includes right after parking the trailer after launching the boat, not just when you get home at the end of the day.
Do either of these products leave a anticorrisive coating after they dry? I use salt away every time I flush my motor, if I'm in saltwater.
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^^^If you use vinegar/water and it will dissolve the salt.

I have Deemaxx SS brakes from my 2013 trailer and they are still going strong with a few pad changes..
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The trailer I have is 12 years old - came with S/S rotors, calipers, and mounting hardware ( kodiak ) still in good shape and on third set of pads. Used in salt water and fresh ever year. Best money I've spent.
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I've messed with non-stainless rotors and calipers and have had multiple issues. It's just not worth it, just go stainless from the get-go.
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Originally Posted by Tinbanger1979 View Post
Buying a new boat trailer and it comes with DeeMaxx Max plating on the disc brakes. How does this compare to all stainless steel disc brakes?
I had to replace my deemax plated calipers/pads after 2 years - major rust and calipers started sticking. Replaced with the all SS deemax which are doing great after 3 years so far. I do about 40 saltwater dunks and about 6K miles per year, and wash off after almost each one with fresh water.

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So I decided to stay with the DeeMax coated disc setup. The cost increase to go to full stainless is almost what I can buy the brakes for. So I'm going to run the DeeMax brakes and spray them off each time like I always have. I'll probably saltwater launch 4 times a year, the rest freshwater. So hopefully they hold up. I'll upgrade to stainless when they wear out. Thanks for all the comments.
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