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Re: Aerosol Brake Cleaner Alternative
At 15:35 00-04-14 +0100, you wrote:
>I have two automotive shop related questions.
>1) I am looking for an alternative to an aerosol brake parts cleaner for
>our mechanics. Currently they are using a product manufactured by Tisco
>called CRC Brakleen, Brake Parts Cleaner. This product contains
>tetrachloroethylene (TCE) as a main ingredient along with some other
>hazardous chemicals. Not good for employees breathing the fumes! The
>product is used to de-grease prior to assembling the brakes. Are there
>any non toxic or less toxic products for brake cleaning available in
>aerosol or spray cans? What other alternative products should I be
>looking into for brake cleaning operations?
The Institute for Research and Technical Assistance (IRTA, Santa Monica,
CA) recently completed a project to test and demonstrate water-based brake
cleaners as replacements for aerosol brake cleaners containing
perchloroethylene (PERC) and other toxic solvents. For further info :
Denis Begin, M.Sc.
University of Montreal
Dept. of Environmental and Occupational Health
PO Box 6128, Main Station
Montreal, Quebec H3C 3J7
Tel : 514-343-2170
Fax : 514-343-2200