Brake/Clutch Cleaner (Multi Purpose Degreaser?) 400ml @ Toolstation Online/Instore £2.32
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Brake/Clutch Cleaner (Multi Purpose Degreaser?) 400ml @ Toolstation Online/Instore £2.32

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Found 15th Dec 2015
Bought some a few days ago to clean/degrease the engine block and it just washed the oil away like it's nothing. Dries off very rapidly too.

I would imagine there are various other uses for this stuff, especially as it is Acetone free.

Halfrauds own brand is £5.49/500ml and the muc off branded stuff is like £8.00/400ml.

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An acetone-free cleaning agent with intense penetrating properties for oily and greasy machine parts, disc brakes and brake parts. Ideal for industrial repairs and assemblies.
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brake cleaner always about this price at eurocarparts £2.15 for 500ml
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jas95aero

brake cleaner always about this price at eurocarparts £2.15 for 500ml




Maybe but Toolstation is so much closer for me and also probably has a lot more branches.
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SPORTPACK

Also … Also Screwfix....http://www.screwfix.com/p/aerosol-brake-cleaner-600ml/1396g



600ml @ £3.49 is not a bad price but that one contains acetone which is fairly destructive on plastics so maybe not as versatile.
Paraffin is about the best and cheapest degreaser, not sure you can use it on brakes tho.
and also B and M stores £1 for smaller cans 300ml.I think
Cleans carpet stains better than vanish, friend in garage told me, I was skeptical but it works!
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jas95aero

and also B and M stores £1 for smaller cans 300ml.I think




Never spotted any in there but again anything with Acetone in it is extremely bad for plastics i.e. things like engine covers etc so not as versatile.

This is a good way to get that engine area looking nice and tidy for potential buyers.
quincemeister

Cleans carpet stains better than vanish, friend in garage told me, I was … Cleans carpet stains better than vanish, friend in garage told me, I was skeptical but it works!


I wouldn't trust a bloke who carpets his garage
bargain surfer

Maybe but Toolstation is so much closer for me and also probably has a … Maybe but Toolstation is so much closer for me and also probably has a lot more branches.



Not really, they both have around 200 stores each nationwide. It's also available at Amazon at around this price as an add on item. It's £2.38 at the moment.

amazon.co.uk/HYC…ner

Edited by: "maddoglewis" 16th Dec 2015
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maddoglewis

Not really, they both have around 200 stores each nationwide. It's also … Not really, they both have around 200 stores each nationwide. It's also available at Amazon at around this price as an add on item. It's £2.38 at the moment.http://www.amazon.co.uk/HYCOTE-XUK302-Brake-Clean-Aerosol-x/dp/B004SO6Q3Y/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1450255509&sr=8-2&keywords=brake+cleaner




Thanks for the link but that also contains Acetone.
bargain surfer

Thanks for the link but that also contains Acetone.



Yes it does, acetone is an excellent degreaser and general purpose cleaner.
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maddoglewis

Yes it does, acetone is an excellent degreaser and general purpose … Yes it does, acetone is an excellent degreaser and general purpose cleaner.



It is also an excellent way to soften, melt or dissolve many types of plastics.
This deal is freezing cold, it's cheaper for a bigger can of acetone free brake cleaner at eurocarparts as jas95aero said.
Noob question X)
My brakes been squeaking at 7000 miles so i can hardly imagine they're worn but a friend was suggesting it could be trapped dirt.
With this product do i simply spray through the alloys where i see the brakes?
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ghost71100

Noob question X)My brakes been squeaking at 7000 miles so i can hardly … Noob question X)My brakes been squeaking at 7000 miles so i can hardly imagine they're worn but a friend was suggesting it could be trapped dirt.With this product do i simply spray through the alloys where i see the brakes?



yes you can.

Depending upon your brake manufacturer/materials used the squeal may be normal when applying brakes or it could indicate worn pads/rotors.

However based on cost and time this is the first thing to try out before getting a mechanic to start nodding his head and tutting expensively.
bargain surfer

yes you can. Depending upon your brake manufacturer/materials used the … yes you can. Depending upon your brake manufacturer/materials used the squeal may be normal when applying brakes or it could indicate worn pads/rotors.However based on cost and time this is the first thing to try out before getting a mechanic to start nodding his head and tutting expensively.


It wasn't there before so can't assume it's due to materials but absolutely agree, better to try the cheaper solution before taking it into a garage X)
Have some heat! Thanks OP.
aztech

I wouldn't trust a bloke who carpets his garage


Works on carpets in cars and caravans, not sure about the carpet on the garage floor, but Stratstones do like to keep it clean.
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