RE: [MV] Paint removal

Alan Bowes (
Mon, 1 Dec 1997 10:10:27 -0700

On Monday, December 01, 1997 9:05 AM, Dr Deuce 264-0909
[] wrote:
> Try brake fluid (the original kind). It can be used as a libricant
> rubber
> and is very bad for MV enamal paint
> Steve

Hi all,

Brake fluid will work OK for paint removal on rubber IF it doesn't
dissolve the particular type of rubber you are using it on.

DOT 2, 3, 4, and 5.1 glycol fluids are capable of dissolving several
types of rubber. DOT 5 silicone fluid won't dissolve rubber (as far as
I know), but it doesn't dissolve paint, either.

For example, if you put DOT 3 into an older Land Rover, it will soon
start leaking everywhere as the seals slowly dissolve into a
gelatin-like mass. I've seen it personally, plus you can read about the
problem on the Land Rover BBS.

I'd definitely test it on a scrap piece first.


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