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Offline Stewart G Griffin

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Spilled brake fluid on carpet:
« on: October 30, 2021, 12:45:40 PM »
Got some brake fluid on carpet.  Fortunately not much, but more than a few drips.


Any suggestions?

NOTE: Not the square, as it's a custom deluxe so i have a rubber "carpet."   Another one of my cars.

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Re: Spilled brake fluid on carpet:
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2021, 01:14:41 PM »
Ammonia and chlorine are definitely a no go. I'd you're bored google it and you may be surprised what can happen.  However Acetone will surely clean it up. Maybe try a hidden test spot with diluted acetone like fingernail polish remover to make sure it doesn't change the color of the carpet
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Re: Spilled brake fluid on carpet:
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2021, 01:49:31 PM »
Why use all those chemicals?  DOT 3/4 brake fluid is miscible with water.  Use plenty of mild soapy water followed by a thorough clear water rinse.  Sponge it as dry as you can and let the remainder air dry.
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Re: Spilled brake fluid on carpet:
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2021, 06:41:30 PM »
LOL why even mention ammonia and chlorine?  :P

BD hit the nail on the head, soap and water is all you need.
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Re: Spilled brake fluid on carpet:
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2021, 12:58:16 AM »
Or just water...

and a wet/dry vac
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Re: Spilled brake fluid on carpet:
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2021, 11:49:41 AM »
You never know what some people would go to first...  I didn't what miscible ment until now. Thanks bd...
Word of the day Miscible: Miscibility is the property of two substances to mix in all proportions, forming a homogeneous mixture
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Re: Spilled brake fluid on carpet:
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2021, 07:22:02 PM »
or "hydroscopic"?
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Re: Spilled brake fluid on carpet:
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2021, 07:40:25 PM »
I think you mean hygroscopic.  Hygroscopic is the propensity of a substance to absorb water from its environment.  Hydroscopic refers to objects that can be seen below a waterline from above the same waterline using a prismed or mirrored tube; think of a hydroscope as an inverted periscope, less the ranger.
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Re: Spilled brake fluid on carpet:
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2021, 08:12:33 PM »
I 'ment' "Hygroscopic"  ::)

See what I did there? 

For a 'retired pro' you're still pretty quick bd!
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Re: Spilled brake fluid on carpet:
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2021, 03:30:26 AM »
Just 2x tired.   ;)

See what I did there?   8)
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Re: Spilled brake fluid on carpet:
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2021, 07:58:51 PM »
Only 2x?
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