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used brake fluid
Posted by: larry cooper ()
Date: December 20, 2017 06:19PM

I was given some "Old Cars"magazines, in one was an article about a use for used brake fluid , use it as a penetrating fluid. I haven't tried it but the writer stated it works better than the regular stuff does. WARNING - DON'T GET IT ON ANY PAINT. Larry Cooper

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Re: used brake fluid
Date: December 20, 2017 09:20PM

I used old brake fluid to remove the paint from plastic model railroad cars. It didn't hurt the plastic, but it sure removed the paint.

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Re: used brake fluid
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: December 21, 2017 03:54AM

I've been storing it in the old containers and have several quarts. I need to figure out where to take it for disposal.
I wonder about removing paint from engine shrouding...
Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
CorvairRepair.com

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Re: used brake fluid
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: December 21, 2017 05:09AM

JimBrandberg Wrote:
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> I've been storing it in the old containers and
> have several quarts. I need to figure out where to
> take it for disposal.

All of the Autozones stores around here tell me to pour my used brake fluid in with my old motor oil and tranny fluid. They say it is approved and not an issue.

Antifreeze is what I have a hard time getting rid of (yes, I have a few water-pumpers) but the local radiator shop usually takes it when they see what I have is not cross contaminated with other junk.


Dave W. / Gilbert Arizona
66 Corsa 140 4-speed w/factory A/C
66 Corsa 140 4-speed
65 Corsa 140 4-speed
66 Corsa 455 Toro V8
65 Monza 455 Toro V8
65 Monza 110 Convertible
65 Monza 4DR 140 PG w/factory A/C
65 Monza 4DR EJ20T w/5-speed




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Re: used brake fluid
Posted by: David Malcolm ()
Date: December 21, 2017 06:21AM

In Jersey the counties have hazardous waste collection day. Take most anything except asbestos and tires. Tires have their own day--great to have a way to get rid of them legally and at no cost

David Malcolm
1969 Monza PG Coupe
NJ near the Meadowlands

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Re: used brake fluid
Posted by: junkman ()
Date: December 21, 2017 06:32AM

Does Jersey still have the $5.00 per tire core deposit when you buy a new car?

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Re: used brake fluid
Posted by: David Malcolm ()
Date: December 22, 2017 03:17PM

Yes they do. The "free" collections are only for individuals/households not businesses.

David Malcolm
1969 Monza PG Coupe
NJ near the Meadowlands

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Re: used brake fluid
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: December 22, 2017 07:21PM

David Malcolm Wrote:
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> Yes they do. The "free" collections are only for
> individuals/households not businesses.


Ha.
I worked for a guy once who sent every employee to the paint collection day with a single 5-gallon bucket of paint.eye rolling smiley

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater

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Re: used brake fluid
Posted by: Jim Stukenborg ()
Date: December 23, 2017 06:50AM

Brake fluid might damage the nice paint on your car, but I have had the shell of an old bullet mirror submerged in old brake fluid for 4 days and it did nothing to remove the paint. Looks just like when it went into the fluid. Maybe the old fluid has been setting around too long has absorbed a lot of water. Looks like I'll have to buy some stripper after all. Jim

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