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#1195916 - 07/17/08 03:14 PM brake cleaner: chlorinated or non-chlorinated
mikeinaustin Offline


Registered: 04/30/03
Posts: 344
Loc: austin, texas
Which do you use and why? Is it at all vehicle specific? I remember once, years ago, the local toyota used the non-chlorinated version when doing some rear brake work.

Personally, i am not worried about environmental issues with this product, just which cleans better yet does not damage any of the brake parts.

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#1195919 - 07/17/08 03:17 PM Re: brake cleaner: chlorinated or non-chlorinated [Re: mikeinaustin]
Audi Junkie Offline


Registered: 11/03/02
Posts: 11247
Loc: PA
lol at "not caring about enviormental issues". iirc, clorinated is flamable, non-clorinated is not.
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#1195920 - 07/17/08 03:19 PM Re: brake cleaner: chlorinated or non-chlorinated [Re: Audi Junkie]
mrsilv04 Offline


Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 7764
Loc: Illinois
The non-chlorinated version will not attack plastic parts (which is important when using it on motorcycles).
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#1195922 - 07/17/08 03:20 PM Re: brake cleaner: chlorinated or non-chlorinated [Re: Audi Junkie]
moribundman Offline


Registered: 06/02/03
Posts: 23591
Actually, non-chlorinated versus chlorinated aerosol is about the health of the person using the product.

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#1195934 - 07/17/08 03:27 PM Re: brake cleaner: chlorinated or non-chlorinated [Re: mikeinaustin]
tom slick Offline


Registered: 05/26/03
Posts: 8966
Loc: Central Coast, Calif.
I haven't noticed any difference in cleaning power. I use the non-clorinated for everything now.
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#1195991 - 07/17/08 04:47 PM Re: brake cleaner: chlorinated or non-chlorinated [Re: tom slick]
Steve S Offline


Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 18449
Loc: East of IGO
chlorinated is not flamable easy "ier" on paint .Non chlorinated is usually acetone and is flamable dissolves paint /plastic.
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#1196002 - 07/17/08 04:57 PM Re: brake cleaner: chlorinated or non-chlorinated [Re: Steve S]
moribundman Offline


Registered: 06/02/03
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The chlorine in tap water gasses out enough fumes to potentially cause chronic bronchitis, which means permanent lung damage, just by taking showers. Inhaling chlorine compounds from an aerosol poses a great risk of exposure to chlorine fumes.

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#1196266 - 07/17/08 10:53 PM Re: brake cleaner: chlorinated or non-chlorinated [Re: moribundman]
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Registered: 06/03/05
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Loc: Santa Barbara, CA
ive had a big problem finding chlorinated brake cleaner locally, just non chlorinated.
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#1196289 - 07/17/08 11:21 PM Re: brake cleaner: chlorinated or non-chlorinated [Re: moribundman]
Gary Allan Offline


Registered: 09/28/02
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Loc: Pottstown, PA
 Originally Posted By: moribundman
Actually, non-chlorinated versus chlorinated aerosol is about the health of the person using the product.


That's why I use it ...that, and the chlorinated stuff smells real bad. It's usually slightly more expensive for the NC stuff.
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#1196308 - 07/17/08 11:38 PM Re: brake cleaner: chlorinated or non-chlorinated [Re: bdcardinal]
moribundman Offline


Registered: 06/02/03
Posts: 23591
 Originally Posted By: bdcardinal
ive had a big problem finding chlorinated brake cleaner locally, just non chlorinated.


You and Tempest need to hook up and go shopping. You can buy the unnecessarily toxic brake cleaner, and he can buy some burger loaded with unnecessary trans fat.

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#1196312 - 07/17/08 11:43 PM Re: brake cleaner: chlorinated or non-chlorinated [Re: moribundman]
bdcardinal Online   content


Registered: 06/03/05
Posts: 8716
Loc: Santa Barbara, CA
really i dont care, ive just noticed that its always non chlorinated. im also the kind of person to take cats off a street car, run xylene mixed with the gas or leaded race gas on the street and think nothing of it.
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#1196358 - 07/18/08 01:25 AM Re: brake cleaner: chlorinated or non-chlorinated [Re: bdcardinal]
AcuraTech Offline


Registered: 05/11/04
Posts: 1562
Loc: St. Paul, MN
Personally I think they both stink and give off noxious fumes. I avoid em whenever possible.

When I was still an apprentice, after doing oil changes, I used to hose down all of the residual oil with (non-chlorinated) brake cleaner. Now I just use rags. That stuff stinks and can't be good to inhale.

Chlorinated brake cleaner is bad for your health and bad for the environment. Non-chlorinated works just as well at removing grease and oil.

Just another reason I'm thinking about getting out of the automotive field. Too much exposure to chemicals/harmful dust/etc

How many old timer ex-mechanics do you personally know? I don't know any, they're all dead. If the environmental (shop) toxins don't get em', the drinking, cigarettes, or fast food will. Most mechanics that I've worked with or know live pretty hard.


Edited by AcuraTech (07/18/08 01:33 AM)
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#1196435 - 07/18/08 07:02 AM Re: brake cleaner: chlorinated or non-chlorinated [Re: bdcardinal]
globey Offline


Registered: 05/15/07
Posts: 983
Loc: MS
 Originally Posted By: bdcardinal
ive had a big problem finding chlorinated brake cleaner locally, just non chlorinated.


You live in CA, that's why. You can't even get starting fluid. Tougher restrictions.

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#1196436 - 07/18/08 07:03 AM Re: brake cleaner: chlorinated or non-chlorinated [Re: Audi Junkie]
globey Offline


Registered: 05/15/07
Posts: 983
Loc: MS
 Originally Posted By: Audi Junkie
lol at "not caring about enviormental issues".


LOL

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#1196465 - 07/18/08 08:19 AM Re: brake cleaner: chlorinated or non-chlorinated [Re: Steve S]
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 13950
Loc: Clovis, CA
 Originally Posted By: mrsilv04
The non-chlorinated version will not attack plastic parts (which is important when using it on motorcycles).


 Originally Posted By: Steve S
Chlorinated is not flammable easy "ier" on paint. Non chlorinated is usually acetone and is flammable dissolves paint /plastic.


Who's right?

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