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Old 05-10-2011, 08:53 AM   #1
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Brake cleaner - chlorinated vs. non-chlorinated

I need to clean my rotors as I'm switching brake pads....besides flammability and the presence of chlorine, does anyone know the difference between the brake cleaners? Will one damage my rotors? Is one better?
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Re: Brake cleaner - chlorinated vs. non-chlorinated

My understanding is the chlorinated are non-flammable but harsher to the environment. The non-chlorinated are extremely flammable, but better environmentally.
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My understanding is the chlorinated are non-flammable but harsher to the environment. The non-chlorinated are extremely flammable, but better environmentally.
No offense, but all you did was re-word my original post. You said the same thing I already said.

I'm not concerned about the environment (with this issue anyway). Will one damage my rotors at all? Is one a better cleaner?
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Re: Brake cleaner - chlorinated vs. non-chlorinated

Neither one will damage the rotors. If you're a treehugger, go non-chlorinated. If you smoke, go chlorinated. (so you don't )
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Re: Brake cleaner - chlorinated vs. non-chlorinated

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Neither one will damage the rotors. If you're a treehugger, go non-chlorinated. If you smoke, go chlorinated. (so you don't )
Word. Thank you
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Old 05-10-2011, 09:40 AM   #6
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Re: Brake cleaner - chlorinated vs. non-chlorinated

I've tried the non-chlorinated, and it sucked.

Regular CRC "Brakleen" (red/white can) for me.


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That brake cleaner will definitely ruin all your brake components...

Don't use any brake cleaner... Just bathe your parts in used motor oil...

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Re: Brake cleaner - chlorinated vs. non-chlorinated

Chlorinated brake cleaner is unsafe for weld prep. When it gets hot it emits phosphene gas and can kill you. So if you ever weld, get non-chlorinated stuff. If you want clean brakes, get whatever's cheap.

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Chlorinated brake cleaner is unsafe for weld prep. When it gets hot it emits phosphene gas and can kill you. So if you ever weld, get non-chlorinated stuff. If you want clean brakes, get whatever's cheap.

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Yikes! That's serious s!#t! Thanks for the heads-up.

Here's a link to a direct account of what it can do to you - http://www.brewracingframes.com/id75.htm



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Re: Brake cleaner - chlorinated vs. non-chlorinated

Why clean them at all, unless you have got some oil/grease/brake fluid on them. Just use a clean pair of rubber gloves so the oil from your skin does not get on them.
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