Our normal service offering includes the stripping of the old linings from the shoes, (we strip with percussion air hammers and never drill out any old rivets), we do a visual inspection for any damage that might render the shoe to be scrapped, in which case the Fleet Owner will be informed, and we can replace the scrapped shoe. We always return any scrap items for record and auditing purposes. All shoes are de-greased and cleaned with a wire brush, before being spray painted. The face / contact area underneath the lining is sanded down to ensure proper bedding and contact between the lining and shoe during the riveting process. We use fully tubular rivets as recommended and supplied by the lining suppliers.
All relined shoes are again visually inspected for quality before leaving the workshop. The following items are checked and inspected: