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Old July 28th, 2009, 01:25 AM   #1
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****Regarding use of/mixing solvents and heat sources****
This was posted on another forum. Pretty scary since I weld and use brake cleaner all the time for parts.
http://www.brewracingframes.com/id75.htm

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Old July 28th, 2009, 01:50 AM   #2
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great read. I could see how easy it would be for something like this to happen. I'm glad I never thought to use brake clean to clean off the metal before welding.
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Old July 28th, 2009, 08:27 AM   #3
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I ran into this recently, although not as bad as the gentleman in the article but bad none the less. I had also used brake clean prior to welding up 14b diff, the brake clean fumes took my breath away and made me dizzy. Silly me kept at it until the job was finished. After reading this article I can clearly see I was very fortunate to have done more serious damage.

I worked in Dow Chemical and Dow Corning prior to starting my own business and in the back of my mind there is nothing around here that was near what I experienced at those two plants, I couln't be more wrong!

How about we sticky this for a while here in the fab section.
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Old July 28th, 2009, 10:31 AM   #4
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I would change the tittle ? to something that sounds dangerous? Idk.... just a thought.
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Old July 28th, 2009, 10:33 AM   #5
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I normally just use rubbing alcohol. Brake Cleaner already scares me.
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Old July 28th, 2009, 10:51 AM   #6
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Wow that's scary. I had that kind of happen to me(no long term damage or hospital). Spayed brake clean on a converter to get oil off and go a big nasty wiff. Got light headed and coughing had to go out side for like 20 minutes. Had the nasty smell and taste for awhile. Shits scary
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we use Brake cleaner all the time to wash stuff down at work. one guy I will call "Joe" went to rinse out a 1 gallon plastic pail with brake clean over the oil drain barrel. as Joe wiped the bucket with a brown paper towel it gave a static spark. I was sitting about 40 feet away and the fireball was about 3-4' accrossed right about head level. he's lucky he didn't get burn't on more then a few hairs on his arm and head. brake clean has a few hassards that people tend to forget.
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we use Brake cleaner all the time to wash stuff down at work. one guy I will call "Joe" went to rinse out a 1 gallon plastic pail with brake clean over the oil drain barrel. as Joe wiped the bucket with a brown paper towel it gave a static spark. I was sitting about 40 feet away and the fireball was about 3-4' accrossed right about head level. he's lucky he didn't get burn't on more then a few hairs on his arm and head. brake clean has a few hassards that people tend to forget.
we have had that happen at work but no brake cleaner was involved.....he was sumping out jet truck and our 100ll truck, used a plastic white bucket instead of the metal ones like he was supposed to and the 100ll fumes went up when wiping out the bucket and caught his fuel soaked coat on fire....not a pretty sight in the end
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If you guys suggest a better title, I'll edit my post. Brake cleaner is just an example of the possibilities though. Didn't sleep today, too tired to think of something different right now.
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Old July 29th, 2009, 12:02 AM   #10
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Brake Clean + Welding = Death

I'm to tired to really think as well ha ha
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Old July 29th, 2009, 12:37 AM   #11
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lets keep this to the top huh guys. good info as im sure tons of guys weld on a daily basis as do i.
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Old July 29th, 2009, 11:36 AM   #12
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Dang, that is serious.

Please sticky it. Also, I wanted to print it, but had no luck getting the full width of it. Has anyone scene it typed where I could copy and paste it?

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Old July 31st, 2009, 07:50 PM   #13
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Wouldn't let me edit the title. Bump anyway.
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Old August 10th, 2009, 02:44 PM   #14
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You can print it by clicking this link: http://www.brewracingframes.com/87c8ee40.jpg

Just make sure you have your printer setup to print Vertically and it will all fit.
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Good to know, thanks for looking out!
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Burning chemicals are nothing to play with. Glad I know this now. I use brake cleaner frequently at times. I guess I should read all the labels on all the cleaners I use. I've been messed up a little from fumes and smoke. It sucked, but nothing that bad and nothing that didn't clear up within a few hours or so(I used to be stupid and reckless with cleaners and solvents).

I wonder, does the weaker, chlorine free brake cleaner still have these chemicals in it?
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Old August 28th, 2009, 12:16 AM   #17
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I'm new to the forum, but thanks for posting this. I posted a link to the article on MyJeepRocks.com.

I often use brake cleaner when I'm welding--really handy stuff. Once or twice recently, tho, something hit my nose that was pretty wicked. Pretty sure I was MIG welding at the time. Now that I have a better idea of the dangers, I'm going to be a lot more careful with that stuff!
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Old August 28th, 2009, 12:36 AM   #18
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Non-flamable brake clean + flames = hurl.
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damn.. ive used it a bunch of times to clean a diff when i was welding it. good thing i was drinking or it could have got nasty.
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