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Old 12-18-2008, 05:32 PM   #1
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I'm going to be installing a FW for my Integra this weekend. I got some oil, grease, and finger prints on the FW. Just wondering if brake cleaner is the recommended cleaner?

Not sure if it leaves a residue. So brake cleaner? Mineral spirits?
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If I were doing it I would rub it with some real fine steel wool and either lacquer thinner or acetone.
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brake cleaner works great. flywheels and brake rotors are pretty much brothers.
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Yup brake cleaner. FYI it leaves no residue, unlike carb cleaner.
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So I sprayed down the flywheel w/ WD40 after seeing surface rust. Wow that started pretty dang quickly. Anyway, what can I use to remove the WD40? Will brake cleaner remove it too?
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Yes.

The smooth areas are like brake rotors. Look at them after a rain. They will rust in a day or 2. the first time you hit the brake, it's taken off.
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