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 Post subject: Brake Caliper cleaner
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:21 am 
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Hi
some of you might know this tip, i read it on the TT1, F1 website for cleaning gold Brembo calipers. I did the brake mod and bought a set of 2nd hand gold brembo calipers a while ago. they were ingrained with years of brake dust and i tired a huge number of solvents & cleaners and really did not get much improvement. last week i saw some guy used Jif Cream household cleaner and a toothbrush. wow now they look like brand new items and it only took about 10 minutes work with each caliper!!

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 Post subject: Re: Brake Caliper cleaner
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:44 pm 
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Hi Clive,

I've heard a lot of tips and tricks, but Jif Cream is new to me.
I know the product, but never tried it on motorcycle parts.
thanks for shearing.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:24 pm 
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ducbertus wrote:
Hi Clive,

I've heard a lot of tips and tricks, but Jif Cream is new to me.

thanks for shearing.

Bertus


I have never heard of Jif Cream before, but will search it out now. Apparently its a kitchen cleaner, and not available in the States, but I'll search out something similar.

"thanks for shearing" Haha - a sheep joke. Nice. From a Zeelander to a New Zealander.

Cheers, Phil

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:12 pm 
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some even use oven cleaner, but don`t do that as it`s aggressive and can do more harm than good. It may clean that good that parts of the anodizing are gone.

I don`t know JifCream either. If it is rather mild it`ll be ok to use.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:03 pm 
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I think Jif also branded as Cif should be widely available in Europe.
indeed for use in the kitchen and cleaning ceramics. it contains a like chalk as grinding component.
and yes, it's mild. nowadays we use often Dasty, which is a more aggresive cleaner. rinsing with water afterwards is mandatory. but it is effetive and cheap.
I don't know where Dasty is availble.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:20 pm 
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In the USA, Jif is short for Jiffy, a peanut butter. Probably a reasonable cleaner with a toothbrush, but much better on a sandwich.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:26 pm 
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eehhh? :oops:
I prefer toothbrush and cleaning.
It never popped in to my mind to consume it oral :mrgreen:

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Now that you mention it, toothpaste is a pretty good cleaner with mild abrasive in it. Remember to rinse.

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Dishwasher , just throw in extra powder . An old dishwasher ( the simpler the better ) makes a great parts washer , specially if you can "fiddle " the timer and the thermostat so that it washes for ages at about 85 - 90 degrees cel ( not quite boiling ), and just use dishwasher powder ( wont foam up ..... very important ) ,heaps .... like at least 1/2 a cup and add more in as you go , and give it a good 1/2 hour for metal bits :)

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