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Old 04-07-2009, 04:22 PM
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Removing brake fluid

I sandblasted the floor of my car to get it ready for epoxy primer. My master cylinder just started leaking and now the bare steel has DOT3 brake fluid on it. Is there any special way to remove the brake fluid before I paint? Do you just clean everything with Brake cleaner? Will waterborne wax and grease remover clean it?

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I have heard of people using phoshpuric acid before but i havent used it myself.i would get some kind of degreaser then i would scotchbrite it with red scotchbrite i have done this to clean bare sheet metal before and it does work.but i am sure someone on here will have a better way if they do they will tell you.hope this helps. cole
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I would use brake cleaner and then go back over it with wax and grease remover. Ive accidentally spilled fluid on brake pads already shot it with brake cleaner and all was fine.
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It wouldn't hurt to saturate the area first with acetone, but wear protective gloves and a mask.

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Fix the leak first cause it may take the paint off.
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I thought water would neutralize brake fluid.
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