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Brake cleaner + welding = bad bad crap




http://www.brewracingframes.com/id75.htm


wow. that's freaking scary.

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http://www.brewracingframes.com/id75.htm


wow. that's freaking scary.
Worth reading. Thanks for posting.

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Thanks for posting that. I had NO idea. I welded my wheelie bar tabs on the rear end cross brace last night, and used brake cleaner to clean the grinder dust off before I welded it

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wow! thanks for posting

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That's why I always buy the chlorine free brake cleaner. Car Quest has it.
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Yikes!!

Thanks for the info, I use brake clean by the case.

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Info definitely worth passing on to anyone who welds. thanks
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No wonder I feel like crap sometimes!!!! another bad mix is Tilex and Mr Clean ,I was cleaning the bathroom in my rental property and sprayed the tub surround with Tilex and was wiping down the rest of the bathroom with Mr Clean on a rag ,started to wipe down the surround with the same rag ,Wrong thing to do !!!,puts off a gas that allmost killed me , my lungs are still not right !!!!
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I admit more often than not I clean everything before welding with brake cleaner instead of dragging out the the acetone. About the only time I remember to use acetone instead is if it's already sitting out for 'glass work.

What I don't get is how the brake cleaner stayed liquid on the surface of the metal for so long without evaporating so he could hit it with the welder. Around here the brake cleaner evaporates so damn quickly that you have to be damn quick when spraying it on a shop rag or paper towel to wipe down Tig rods. If your not fast enough it's gone in a flash & the rag is dry again before your done.

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What I don't get is how the brake cleaner stayed liquid on the surface of the metal for so long without evaporating so he could hit it with the welder. Around here the brake cleaner evaporates so damn quickly that you have to be damn quick when spraying it on a shop rag or paper towel to wipe down Tig rods. If your not fast enough it's gone in a flash & the rag is dry again before your done.

it said that there were some pit holes in the tank that held the brake cleaner in a still liquid puddle.
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Thanks

Thanks BBR. I will find something else.

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I believe that phosgene is also produced when using a halite torch to search for leaks in an R-12 system. Makes sense because R-12(dichlorodifloromethane) is a compound that contains chlorine.

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