This section provides an overview for brake cleaners as well as their applications and principles. Also, please take a look at the list of 10 brake cleaner manufacturers and their company rankings.
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Brake cleaner is a chemical product used for cleaning and degreasing industrial products.
By spraying a strong solvent with high pressure gas, it can degrease while blowing away dirt.
However, some products labeled as "brake cleaner" contain ingredients that melt plastic parts. Therefore, it is necessary to select the appropriate product for the intended use by referring to the list of ingredients.
Brake cleaners are mainly used for cleaning brake parts of transportation vehicles such as cars and motorcycles, cleaning parts contaminated with oil and grease, and degreasing surfaces with stickers and decals.
In particular, the brake parts of transportation vehicles, such as those mentioned above, can lose braking power due to oil adhesion, and the rotors can catch fire when the brakes are hot for long periods of time. Therefore, it is necessary to clean each part of the vehicle after replacing brake pads or rotors.
A canned spray type brake cleaners are often used for this purpose, as it is easy to carry.
Features of brake cleaners are that they have a strong cleaning action and that they can blow dirt away by spraying.
They can be roughly classified into two types according to drying time: "fast-drying" and "slow-drying," and "fast-drying" products are often used in applications where dirt is blown off and degreasing is performed.
On the other hand, slow-drying products remain and penetrate into soiled areas for a longer period, making it possible to remove persistent stains with a brush, etc.
Since quick-drying products vaporize at once, they can be inhaled when used in an enclosed space, causing headaches and dizziness, so measures such as ventilation are necessary.
In addition, because brake cleaners, whether vaporized or in liquid form, are highly flammable, the use of fire in the vicinity is contraindicated.
In addition, when spraying for an extended period, the pressure inside the can drops rapidly and the temperature of the can's surface drops, so care must be taken when using bare hands to avoid frostbite.
*Including some distributors, etc.
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