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Old 01-28-2007, 06:52 AM   #1
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What is the difference between carb cleaner and brake cleaner? Is there any?
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one is stronger then the other.
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can carb cleaner be used to get grease off new brake rotors?
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can carb cleaner be used to get grease off new brake rotors?
Yeah. Not sure if its bad for the brakes though but I doubt it.

I think the order of strength goes

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Brake cleaner is better because it does not leave any residue behind/ any type of film. On something as important as the brakes I would go spend a couple bucks and get a can of brake cleaner.
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that's a really good question!

Do you have any engine parts laying around? Spray some brake cleaner on some carbon build-up and see what happens.
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Carb cleaner sometimes leaves a residual lubricant (oily film) to lube moving parts of a carb (see label) . Also, never use carb cleaner in a throttle body..only use throttle body cleaner and if it's a Ford, make sure the throttle body cleaner is compatible with the lining.
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the best thing to do is mix them together whenever you buy either into one huge spray bottle. then you have twice as much cleaner and its 1.5x stronger.
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