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Old September 10th 19, 07:23 PM posted to
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Default Does anything dissolve paint thinner

On 9/10/2019 12:00 PM, wrote:
"I use brake cleaner for all my degreasing needs."

I don't wish to be disrespectful, but this makes no sense to me. Brake cleaner lifts bicycle paint, and there is virtually no way to keep it from getting it on your frame if you squirt it on the cranks and chain.

Regular mineral spirits (paint thinner) works just as well as brake cleaner but won't lift the paint. If you really want to spray it, put it in a spray bottle.

As always YMMV but for modern ( mid-1970s and later)
finishes, auto brake cleaner is not a problem.

Oil based finishes and nitrocellulose lacquers are another
thing and, yes as you note, may or may not be stable with
volatile solvents.

Andrew Muzi
Open every day since 1 April, 1971


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