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Cleaning up brake fluid

What is the best way to clean up any spills
Old 12-01-2002, 05:51 AM
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Alcohol works and is cheep.
Brake cleaner is pricey and god only knows what kind of nasty sh** is in there, but it works.
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I've had pretty good luck lately (read, been spilling a lot of b-fluid), with Castrol Super clean and an immediate rinse afterwords. I spray the SC on the brake fluid as fast as I can, and then go get the hose. Haven't lost any paint I've done this on. YMMV.
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Alcohol works and is cheep.
Brake cleaner is pricey and god only knows what kind of nasty sh** is in there, but it works.
FWIW Toluene, Xylene and methanol. Also great for cleaning up FI and intake parts - removes crud and any residue evaporates and can be burned by the engine without harm.

Your local Wal-mart has it for about 76 per can - same stuff as the name brand stuff.

Always had good luck cleaning up brake fluid spills with denatured alcohol followed with water.

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I've seen just plain ol' water recommended in a number of places. That's what I've used when I've gotten it on my paint. A rinse with lots of water.

On concrete, I'll usually mop up the worst of it with a couple of paper towels. If I'm motivated, I'll then hit it with water.

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