How It Is Made: Cuban Brake Shoes

Since 1962, the United States has banned the selling of brake parts to Cuba. Many of the vehicles on the roads of Cuba are old American cars and trucks with drum brakes. To keep these vehicles on the roads, drum brake shoes are relined by back alley shops.

These shops use old brake shoes and they mix their friction materials from phenolic resins, graphite and ground-up asbestos sheetrock. While this video does not compare to Chris Fix and NRS Brakes How Brakes are Made video, it gives you an idea of how brake shoes can be recycled.