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brake fluid on tire

Made a mess changing my front fluid, I'm really on a roll. Got fluid on my front tire, what should I do? It's dot 4 stuff

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Clean it off really well and dont worry about it I say. If you are really concerned make sure it didnt contact any painted surfaces or rims etc and then watch the spilled area for any swelling or reaction to the rubber.

Did you get in on the sidewall or where the tire contacts the road surface?

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Both and some on the rim. I tried to get it off the best I could

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Try dawn soap and clean that effa off. Run the tire though a couple heat cycles.

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Hopefully it doesn't eat through the paint... I'd mark the tire's sidewall and keep an eye on areas where the break fluid touched the tire. How long was it on there for?

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Hopefully it doesn't eat through the paint... I'd mark the tire's sidewall and keep an eye on areas where the break fluid touched the tire. How long was it on there for?
A couple of minutes

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I'm sure someone who's worked with motorcycles for a living has seen this before..

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I use brake parts cleaner if it fluid contacts my rims when working on my car it does the trick and I havent had any corrosion/pitting

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I'm most worried about the rubber. I was gonna be at the track Sunday! Noooooooooo

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DOT 3 and 4 brake fluids are hydrophilic, meaning the most effective countermeasure is to flush any points of contact with plenty of water. It takes a while for brake fluid to react with any sensitive materials they come in contact with. If exposure was limited to a couple minutes I would be very surprised if there was any damage to the tire or any paint.

Given the limited exposure time by the end of the first couple of warm up laps any even slightly affected rubber (unlikely) will be scuffed off. No worries.

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DOT 3 and 4 brake fluids are hydrophilic, meaning the most effective countermeasure is to flush any points of contact with plenty of water. It takes a while for brake fluid to react with any sensitive materials they come in contact with. If exposure was limited to a couple minutes I would be very surprised if there was any damage to the tire or any paint.

Given the limited exposure time by the end of the first couple of warm up laps any even slightly affected rubber (unlikely) will be scuffed off. No worries.

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Thank God for Rob, I was really sweating that haha. I washed the crap out of the tire with dish soap and water so hopefully I'm good.


Brakes feel great now at least...

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I keep a bottle of Windex handy when I bleed brakes. Anytime something gets brake fluid on it, I liberally hose it down with Windex.

Windex actually cleans brake dust off calipers better than brake cleaner does. And it doesn't cause cancer. Brake cleaner is nasty stuff! I use it to kill bugs in my garage.

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Yup lots of water, Anytime I do anything related to brake fluid I'm super super super careful, that stuff kills paint. Even if I don't see any sign of brake fluid on anything I still hose down the whole area.

Windex is a new one to me, I'll keep that in mind for the future jobs, I was just looking at my wifes cars brake fluid today, getting kinda dark, almost time...
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They've got those collection bags with the hose for speed bleeders that makes the job easy and super clean. Highly recommend getting a set.

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On a rubber tire Aerosol Brake Cleaner or Coleman Lantern fuel will make quick work of it. Good ole fashioned water will also do the trick, but the Brake cleaner with a quick wipe of a shop rag is usually more handy, quicker and less mess than dousing the tire with a garden hose and scrubbing it.

If you spill brake fluid on the paint then immediately neutralize with water. Modern paints are much more resistant to brake fluid and brake fluids are to some degree less caustic than they used to be too, but the quicker you respond with the water the better off you will fare.

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