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#1 Gary3059

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 05:51 PM

Can acetone be used as a brake cleaner ??



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 07:56 PM

Can acetone be used as a brake cleaner ??

Can acetone be used as a brake cleaner ??


Yes but isopropanol would be better because acetone will eat rubber and your brake lines are rubber aswell as the boots on the caliper.

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 08:02 AM

Iso Propyl Alcohol is also available from Maplin in either an aerosol or a 1 litre can.



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 08:27 AM

just get a can of brake cleaner instead!



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 07:02 PM

just get a can of brake cleaner instead!

Ya can't get better advise than that really mate ;)

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 07:25 PM

true, use the right products for the right job to make it easier.



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 07:32 PM

true, use the right products for the right job to make it easier.

I wonder does "vanish oxy powder" remove skid marks from the drive way too?
Or
If 45% sulphuric acid would save me sanding the paint of second hand plastic side skirts

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 07:39 PM

I wonder does "vanish oxy powder" remove skid marks from the drive way too?
Or
If 45% sulphuric acid would save me sanding the paint of second hand plastic side skirts

 

use cheap coke on the oil spill

sulphuric acid isnt strong enough, you need a flame thrower!



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 07:48 PM

 
use cheap coke on the oil spill
sulphuric acid isnt strong enough, you need a flame thrower!

Sorry I meant 42% sulphuric lol its not possible to get higher sulphuric than 42%
Flame thrower would work, but neighbours may see flames and call fire brigade,
So I'll use methanol ;) burns with an invisible flame

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 09:45 AM

just get a can of brake cleaner instead!

thats fair enough mate,i bought a 5 litre can a while back and have just run out but i have a 5 litre tub of Acetone and thought maybe it would work

so if not brake cleaner what other automotive use could it be good for then,just seems a shame having it sat there doing nothing



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 09:54 AM

Hi Gary,

 

only reason i said get brake cleaner was that different chemicals react i different ways and I wouldnt want to see you get hurt. I've heard lots of stories where a different product ws used and due to heat/circumstances the person has ended up in hospital with burns or breathing difficulties. Always play it safe.



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 10:33 AM

thats fair enough mate,i bought a 5 litre can a while back and have just run out but i have a 5 litre tub of Acetone and thought maybe it would work
so if not brake cleaner what other automotive use could it be good for then,just seems a shame having it sat there doing nothing

Whatever you end up using acetone on mate,
Definitely don't put it on any plastics because it will turn plastic white like stained glass,
I use it in work and got a drop on my safety glasses before,
Turned the plastic white inside,

I'd take the acetone out and burn some weeds in the garden or light some fires,
Because it kills plastic and rubber, its not really suitable for the car mate.

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 08:00 AM

Hi Gary

Acetone is basically nail varnish renmover without a colurant, Perfactly safe to be used on nails ( keep the missus supplied for ages ).



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 09:15 AM

Cheers guys,did dome googling last night and it looks like its good for cleaning paint brushes so dont have to buy any thinners for a while :D

I darnt put it near the mrs after the last time,

She has this habit of everything has to be given a sniff before she uses it,i mixed a solution of caustic soda to remove some anodising and she picked it up and sniffed it made her really ill for 24 hrs :(



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