[s-cars] Brake Fluid

David Kase davekase at pdqlocks.com
Thu May 18 14:39:09 EDT 2006

Bad for paint!

I have not /seen/ any adverse effects personally.  I do wash it off 
paint and rubber (tires) immediately with soap and water.

I think the newer paints and tires are not as adversely effected as the 
old stuff but I don't want to find out.

Brake fluid can be stored for a while if sealed.  It does collect water 
so sealing it is important.  I am sure others will have other opinions 
on this.

You can bleed a system by opening the ports at the calipers and keeping 
the reservoir full but I would clean it up, especially the tires.

Dave Kase
self proclaimed shade-tree mechanic...

Max Hoepli wrote:

>What should brake fluid be kept away from on a car?
>What can brake fluid alter, remove or damage?
>How long can brake fluid be stored once container has been opened?
>I've seen brake fluid bled just by opening up valve at rear and letting run out over tires.
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