Brake Cleaner Safe for Rubbers? - AcuraZine Community

Go Back   AcuraZine Community > AcuraZine TL/TLX Community > Third Generation TL (2004-2008)
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search

Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-24-2012, 02:49 AM   #1
Registered Member
 
Trader Rating: (0)
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: DC, Northern VA
Age: 29
Posts: 136
Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
Points: 3,646, Level: 37
Points: 3,646, Level: 37 Points: 3,646, Level: 37 Points: 3,646, Level: 37
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Brake Cleaner Safe for Rubbers?

I recalled that I did spray some brake cleaner on the paper towel and wiped the inside of the caliper to clean it.

The question is,

is brake cleaner safe for those piston rubbers for the calipers
This ad is not displayed to registered or logged-in members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Acurazine!
summerayu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2012, 06:50 AM   #2
Registered Member
 
Trader Rating: (1)
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: NJ
Age: 50
Posts: 6,286
Thanked 445 Times in 381 Posts
Points: 13,922, Level: 76
Points: 13,922, Level: 76 Points: 13,922, Level: 76 Points: 13,922, Level: 76
Activity: 13.3%
Activity: 13.3% Activity: 13.3% Activity: 13.3%
Yes, it's safe to use on most rubber products.
Turbonut is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2012, 10:37 AM   #3
Registered Member
 
losiglow's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: (1)
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Age: 33
Posts: 838
Thanked 217 Times in 141 Posts
Points: 4,281, Level: 41
Points: 4,281, Level: 41 Points: 4,281, Level: 41 Points: 4,281, Level: 41
Activity: 7.5%
Activity: 7.5% Activity: 7.5% Activity: 7.5%
And the rubber compounds used on brake components are pretty high grade. Resistant to quite a bit of nasty things I'd suspect, especially considering what they're exposed to on a daily basis (heat, chemicals, road derbis, etc.)
__________________
Rollin' on 17's yo. Cause I'm hard like that.
losiglow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2012, 01:39 PM   #4
Registered Member
 
Trader Rating: (0)
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: DC, Northern VA
Age: 29
Posts: 136
Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
Threadstarter
Points: 3,646, Level: 37
Points: 3,646, Level: 37 Points: 3,646, Level: 37 Points: 3,646, Level: 37
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Good to know, thanks guys!

BTW, do you guys normally use the caliper grease for the piston rubber?

I saw it in the DIY section but some people also say it attracts dusts and might not be a good idea
summerayu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2012, 02:48 PM   #5
Banned
 
Trader Rating: (0)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 703
Thanked 54 Times in 43 Posts
Points: 2,750, Level: 31
Points: 2,750, Level: 31 Points: 2,750, Level: 31 Points: 2,750, Level: 31
Activity: 10.6%
Activity: 10.6% Activity: 10.6% Activity: 10.6%
misleading title is misleading.
BaucE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2012, 04:49 PM   #6
Registered Member
 
Trader Rating: (1)
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: NJ
Age: 50
Posts: 6,286
Thanked 445 Times in 381 Posts
Points: 13,922, Level: 76
Points: 13,922, Level: 76 Points: 13,922, Level: 76 Points: 13,922, Level: 76
Activity: 13.3%
Activity: 13.3% Activity: 13.3% Activity: 13.3%
Quote:
Originally Posted by summerayu View Post
Good to know, thanks guys!

BTW, do you guys normally use the caliper grease for the piston rubber?

I saw it in the DIY section but some people also say it attracts dusts and might not be a good idea
Use brake fluid as lubricant on rubber seals when installing piston. Be careful using paper towels as lint can contaminate the parts.
Turbonut is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2012, 04:55 PM   #7
Registered Member
 
losiglow's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: (1)
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Age: 33
Posts: 838
Thanked 217 Times in 141 Posts
Points: 4,281, Level: 41
Points: 4,281, Level: 41 Points: 4,281, Level: 41 Points: 4,281, Level: 41
Activity: 7.5%
Activity: 7.5% Activity: 7.5% Activity: 7.5%
Quote:
Originally Posted by BaucE View Post
misleading title is misleading.
LoL. True. I just figured he might want to clean them and use em again. What better to use than brake cleaner.
__________________
Rollin' on 17's yo. Cause I'm hard like that.
losiglow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2012, 06:08 PM   #8
Registered Member
 
MandoTL's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: (0)
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: San Diego/Oxnard CA
Age: 23
Posts: 829
Thanked 83 Times in 59 Posts
Points: 5,410, Level: 47
Points: 5,410, Level: 47 Points: 5,410, Level: 47 Points: 5,410, Level: 47
Activity: 5.8%
Activity: 5.8% Activity: 5.8% Activity: 5.8%
Has nothing to do with brakes. Don't mean to thread jack.

But is it okay to use a brake cleaner on the rear exhaust tips on the TL. When I got my TL cleaned on the inside by a mobile detailer, I asked about the exhaust tips being really dirty so is there anything I can buy something at a store to clean them.

He said you can use brake cleaner, But you have to quickly wipe off once sprayed since it breaks down the gunk really fast and can damage the tips finish. ??

Its like another $65 bucks to do a thorough exterior cleaning etc. tips, tires, engine bay, chrome wheels and wheel well cleaning. I didnt want to pay an additional cost for all this extra service when I already do it on my own. MINUS the tips.

Bar Keepers friend took too long when I first tried it and didnt like the results, want something a bit faster than breaks down all that stuff inside the tips.
__________________
2011 Acura MDX / Tech / Advance Running Boards (DD)
2011 Toyota Rav4 / Base (It's mine, but mom uses it)
2005 Acura TL / w/Navi (SOLD)
1991 Acura Integra LS / Jasper Green Metallic (SOLD)
1989 Nissan Pulsar / Hot red/ (SOLD)
MandoTL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2012, 06:08 PM
AcuraZine
Acura Integra




Paid Advertisement


 
 
 
Reply

Tags
acura, basis, brake, clean, cleaner, daily, electronics, piston, rubber, safe, wheels

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Join Acurazine.com

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:30 PM.



Honda and the Honda marquee are registered trademarks of the American Honda Motor Company, Inc. Neither American Honda Motor Company nor its subsidiaries or affiliates shall bear any responsibility for Acurazine.com content, comments, or advertising. Acurazine.com is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Company in any way. American Honda Motor Company does not sponsor, support, or endorse Acurazine.com in any way. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.
Passwords Backup