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Old 01-15-2005, 04:07 PM   #1
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Question Chlorinated vs. Non-chlorinated Brake Cleaner.....

What the hell is the difference?

I dunno, maybe I'm just being stupid here and missing the obvious, but what are the advantages/disadvantages between these two? Which one is better for cleaning purposes? I'm guessing the chlorinated is probably stronger.
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hey ryan just squirt a little of each up one nostril and see which one burns more and you'll know which will clean better.

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hey ryan just squirt a little of each up one nostril and see which one burns more and you'll know which will clean better.


LOL!!

Tryin to be funny, eh Sean?

BTW, sorry to hear about your WRX. It's always somthing, right? Hope it all gets resolved quickly.
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I've found that the non-chlorinated sucks compared to the chlorinated.

I don't know about you guys, but I want my brake cleaner to be as nasty as possible.

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thanks ryan, yah it sucks.

dope--agreed. i usually use the flammable stuff vs non flammable as well. although i always have flamable around anyway in case i need to check for vacuum leaks and what not.
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I do not believe that the can sell chloronatied in California. Damn those hippies, and their crazy laws.
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I do not believe that the can sell chloronatied in California. Damn those hippies, and their crazy laws.

The peoples republic of California. Land of fruits and nuts. Our state constitution stands over six feet end to end.
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Because chloride can combine with H20 to make HCL (hydrochloric acid). Granted it won't be very concentrated but it'll be enough to burn/irritate your mucosal membranes (eyes, nose, mouth, etc) if you were to get it in those areas.
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So is the non-chlorinated safe on plastics and paint if it doesn't contain the harsh solvents?
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thanks ryan, yah it sucks.

dope--agreed. i usually use the flammable stuff vs non flammable as well. although i always have flamable around anyway in case i need to check for vacuum leaks and what not.
I've never seen non-flammable brake cleaner. Weird.
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Chlorinated is for people that want to clean brakes with their brake cleaner. Non-chlorinated is for people who want to save the environment with their dirty brakes.
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Because chloride can combine with H20 to make HCL (hydrochloric acid). Granted it won't be very concentrated but it'll be enough to burn/irritate your mucosal membranes (eyes, nose, mouth, etc) if you were to get it in those areas.
i know from experience that the non-chlorinated stuff burns like hell too.
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Chlorinated is for people that want to clean brakes with their brake cleaner. Non-chlorinated is for people who want to save the environment with their dirty brakes.
The trees will grow back, eventually.
Chlorinated all the way if you want your stuff clean!!
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Holy old thread!

Welcome to 3 years ago.

Funny, because I was recently thinking about this thread that I started back in 1/05 when I had to buy some more brake cleaner. Of course, I bought the Chlorinated!
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