What does brake fluid do to paint?
Posted 03 September 2004 - 07:27 PM
A cuople days ago while doing a little touch up work I noticed little greenish spots behind the rear left wheel (wheel they used to bleed the old fluid out of).
I clay barred the hell out of these spots and they aren't going anywhere. I even ran my fingernail across them and nothing happens.
My car is metallic gray color. Anyone help me out here?
Posted 03 September 2004 - 07:32 PM
Sadly the only correction is usually a re-paint.
I cannot say for 100% that it was the brake fluid, but I do know that if you want to ruin a persons paint........pour brake fluid on it....but an Autopian would never do that:nono
Posted 03 September 2004 - 07:34 PM
I can't say for sure they spilled brake fluid on my car either. I didn't find it until a week afterwards and I'm not even 100% sure the spots weren't there before the brake fluid flush.
Is your last name really Orosco? If so we have the same last name only mine is spelled with a Z. :cool:
Posted 03 September 2004 - 07:58 PM
Originally posted by Commander FAT
When you say "eat" what do you mean? Will it tear apart the paint down to the metal or will it just stain it kinda like bleach does to a colored shirt. It turns the shirt a color that isn't exactly white.
Enough brake fluid will bubble paint off. If it's just a minor drop or so it may just discolor it like you're noticing. The only exception to this is silicon brake fluid which is much safer on paint. Note that you would have to flush your entire brake system before using silicon brake fluid, and it is more expensive.
Posted 04 September 2004 - 08:52 AM
Posted 04 September 2004 - 09:09 AM
It will also melt plastic. For example they hit my red tail lights and that needed to be sanded to make it smooth again.
Also the brake fluid was caught with in an hour or two of the vandalism and we poured water on immediatly to remove. Then we drove to the coin op car wash down the road to power wash the rest off- needless to say I along with others in that parking lot needed some paint done on their cars after.
Posted 04 September 2004 - 08:56 PM
Posted 06 September 2004 - 09:55 AM
Originally posted by hawaiianelement
Glad to hear it wasn't BF .So did you find out what it was and did it come off? :up
Not sure what it is and no, it's still on there. I tried tar remover, clay bar, scrubbing hard, scrubbing really hard, and more clay bar. None of it is working.
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