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Thinking again ...
We are still asking:
What did you
get done on
your Bolt today

The question, initially posted May 23, 2005, was:
"Whatcha do on your Bolt
this weekend?"

After 51,906,997 views, 7378 replies over 185 pages, this thread in General Truck Talk is a happening! And it's not just weekends anymore.

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Re: Brake Cleaner
JW51 #1437665 Mon Jan 17 2022 08:42 PM
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 8,530
Years ago someone on this website got deathly ill from breathing brake cleaner. I use it with good ventilation & turn my head the other way.

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Re: Brake Cleaner
JW51 #1437698 Tue Jan 18 2022 02:31 AM
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Posts: 669
I think it's the same toxic gas as when you burn refrigerant, phosgene gas, bad stuff.

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Re: Brake Cleaner
JW51 #1437711 Tue Jan 18 2022 04:10 AM
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Breakkleen is expensive here so i buy it by the case when on sale and also keep carb clean on the bench.

Buckshot I love your post i know whats ailing I've breathed a lot of m.e.k., chromic acid and cleaned many parts in my tank with varsol.....oh, and spraying asbestos along with coating with formaldehyde.

I'm a lot more careful these days but still glow in the dark.

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Re: Brake Cleaner
JW51 #1437717 Tue Jan 18 2022 05:45 AM
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Mixed Up
Glow in the dark Alvin? I bet I glow more than you!
What's a few chemicals compared to real radiation? eeeek


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Re: Brake Cleaner
JW51 #1437723 Tue Jan 18 2022 11:47 AM
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I have COPD, mild I am glad to say. But when I was diagnosed I thought HOW. But has this post points out we all did, that is called stupid. I worked on farms when I was a teenager and breathed all the dust and other things that were generated by farming activity. Then when I got older I worked on my truck and breath a lot of grease remover and break clean. I spent hours in the attic of this house installing insulation. I never wore a mask until covid came along. So that is how. Do we think with all the regulations imposed on young people today that they will be healthier?

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Re: Brake Cleaner
JW51 #1437731 Tue Jan 18 2022 01:50 PM
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I was in Walmart yesterday looking for some Rotella (which is really hard to find right now). Their brand of brake cleaner is less than $3/can. I snagged one of those along with a gallon of the house brand 15w40.

I’ve actually read good things about Walmart’s oil. Manufactured by Warren and meets all the important specs.

Re: Brake Cleaner
JW51 #1437748 Tue Jan 18 2022 04:31 PM
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,616
Crusty Old Sarge
I have used the Walmart brand with good results, seems a little stronger that most of the others. I don't care for the O'Reilly's brand, seems a bit watered down compared to the others. Years ago the Military allowed us to use Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK), that stuff would clean anything, of course they stopped that too.

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Re: Brake Cleaner
JW51 #1437817 Wed Jan 19 2022 01:28 AM
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Posts: 1,406
MEK is still available, Walmart and Amazon.


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Re: Brake Cleaner
JW51 #1437832 Wed Jan 19 2022 03:11 AM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 10,076
Well crap, now I got to find another way to get recreational. They don't test us for phosgene at work...

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