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Old 03-16-2012, 06:00 AM   #11
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^^^ I almost posted that, then I was like.... no..... they'll freak out. It takes a few days for brake fluid to flake paint up on it's own, but depending on the paint you can wipe it off within about 30 mins.

I hate brake fluid. I had thumb prints on my Aerostar from a slave cylinder nightmare, and some D.wad I work with poured some on the back of the wagon's hatch last year because my work was getting me more credit than his butt kissing was giving him.
Ya, know what you mean. My glom-fingered son wiped the radio control buttons clean on the steering wheel of our GM van with his brake fluid fingers! Grrrr.
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I would put brake fluid in the same category as brake cleaner as an effective solvent to remove paint designed for calipers.
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Old 03-16-2012, 07:05 AM   #13
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Do not get this on your hands or in your eyes...................seriously. This will remove the paint in minutes.
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Old 03-16-2012, 07:24 AM   #14
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I would put brake fluid in the same category as brake cleaner as an effective solvent to remove paint designed for calipers.
Ya, probably, except what I would do is cover the caliper in BF and let it do its thing and then clean the mess up with brake cleaner to get the oily scum off.
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Old 03-16-2012, 07:29 AM   #15
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Do not get this on your hands or in your eyes...................seriously. This will remove the paint in minutes.
Interesting! Didn't know Rustoleum aka Tremclad (that's one of them there Canadian companies masquerading as American BTW) made a stripper.
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I had suggested using aircraft remover. Well, I used some CRC brake cleaner on something today. I sprayed the parts and the paint practically dripped off. With aircraft remover you have to wait for it to react. Plus, it's only $4.99 for a large spray can. Aircraft remover is $10.00.
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Brake cleaner might work. Personally, I'd try that first.

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Guess I just don't see how brake cleaner will work when its is brake caliper specific paint,,, you would think that the paint is developed to not react to brake cleaner... Auto zone has the Auto paint stripper for $7.50... I would rather get a can of that then find out after getting the brake cleaner that I need to pick up a can of paint stripper also.

I need to get some brake cleaner to have on hand either way so will most likely just get a can of both...
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You are correct brake cleaner will not attack caliper specific paint. Brake fluid won't either.
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I had suggested using aircraft remover. Well, I used some CRC brake cleaner on something today. I sprayed the parts and the paint practically dripped off. With aircraft remover you have to wait for it to react. Plus, it's only $4.99 for a large spray can. Aircraft remover is $10.00.
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Guess I just don't see how brake cleaner will work when its is brake caliper specific paint,,, you would think that the paint is developed to not react to brake cleaner... Auto zone has the Auto paint stripper for $7.50... I would rather get a can of that then find out after getting the brake cleaner that I need to pick up a can of paint stripper also.

I need to get some brake cleaner to have on hand either way so will most likely just get a can of both...
What you guys end up using? aircraft or crc brake clean?
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