How to clean metal with brake cleaner
Degreasing and cleaning machine parts and material surfaces is important for many manufacturing plants to function optimally. The need for metal cleaning occurs in industries such as the chemical industry, the steel industry, logistics, shipbuilding and marine engineering, and the paper and packaging industry.
The type of brake cleaner you should use depends on what you want to clean and what possibilities you have. Our degreasers are divided into two categories, solvent-based (acetone and alcohol) and alkaline. These two different degreasers dissolve different types of dirt, where, for example, the solvent-based products dissolve oil and grease quickly and effectively.
Solvent-based brake cleaners can affect plastics and rubber
Remember to check how solvent-based degreasers react to e.g. plastic and rubber that are where you want to clean. Are materials other than petroleum-based to be cleaned? Then you may have to use an alkaline cleaner. They usually dissolve dirt that the solvent-based ones cannot handle.
What is a gasket releaser?
Gasket remover effectively removes remnants of gaskets, it also works on remnants of paint, glue and asphalt stains. Gasket releasers are most often used by maintenance departments where service jobs are to be performed. An advantage of gasket remover is that it is thicker in consistency and therefore does not evaporate as quickly as brake cleaner.
We at Tribotec offer a wide range of products for cleaning metal
A simple and safe way to choose the right cleaning agent is to contact us at Tribotec. We offer a wide range of cleaning agents for different purposes, for example:
- OKS 2611 Universal cleaner in spray form, solvent-based Cleaning spray that effectively removes oil and grease residues, glues and sealants on metal. Can also be used on ceramics, plastics and elastomers.
- OKS 2681 Glue and varnish remover Highly effective seal remover that removes varnish, glue and sealing residues.
- OKS 2671 Intensive cleaning agent for the food industry NSF registered cleaning agent for use in the food industry. Has good compatibility with many plastics.
Welcome to contact us if you have any questions about brake cleaners!