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You should never use different metals in the same application. Different metals have different electric charges, and they will react when put together, especially when there are liquids involved. For this reason steel bolts in alu will always have the nasty habit of seizing after a period of time. Of course, it cannot always be avoided. You wouldn't want to use alu bolts to tie down the heads and cylinder into the engine block.

But given the choice, you should always use the same material. So if you have anodized alu brake line connectors, use anodized alu banjo bolts, not steel. If you have steel connectors, use steel banjo bolts.
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