So, you need a brake part cleaner. And right now you are stuck researching everything that exists online, because there are so many products on the market.
We know, it can be overwhelming and confusing trying to find a product that meets all of your specific needs.
Unfortunately, brake parts cleaners do not come in a one-size-fits-all. There are several factors that make up different products — the biggest being their VOC, chlorine and chemical content.
Some states have banned non-VOC-compliant cleaners as well as non-chlorinated cleaners. So, depending on your state’s regulations, you may not be able to use some of these products in your state. Definitely something to check for before purchasing anything online.
What is VOC compliance?
VOC-Compliant, or “Volatile Organic Compound-Compliant,” refers to the fact that each state or region has its own rules and regulations regarding these compounds that are used in many car maintenance products. VOCs are gases that are emitted from certain solids or liquids — and since they evaporate so quickly, they can be considered an environmental concern, with the potential to impact air quality.
You may find that some states require only the use of VOC-Compliant products, while others do not have as strict regulations.
Ultimately, we believe it is the user’s responsibility to confirm the appropriateness of a finished product for a given application. Stay educated! Be sure to check out our VOC compliance guide for more product information.
Chlorinated Vs. Non-Chlorinated Brake Cleaner: What’s The Difference?
Chlorine is also a factor to consider when researching brake part cleaners. Some would say that there are more benefits to using chlorinated brake parts cleaners when compared to non-chlorinated products. For instance, using a chlorinated cleaner means chlorinated formulas will effortlessly remove brake fluid, grease, oil, and other contaminants from all brake parts including brake linings, disc brake pads, rotors, drums, cylinders, springs, and other related brake parts. Since the non-chlorinated formulas use replacement chemicals for the chlorine, they are often not as aggressive with removing grime.
On the other hand, Berryman® Non-Chlorinated Brake Parts Cleaner is completely safe on automotive paints, dries extremely quickly, removes grime, and leaves no residue!
But please note: Despite those less toxic properties, the chemicals in non-chlorinated brake cleaners can be highly flammable.
Still don’t know which kind to buy? See more differences between chlorinated and non-chlorinated cleaners on our blog, or ask a question in our solution center.
Where to Buy
We’ve got distributors across the globe!
Depending on where you live and what vehicle you drive, we’ve got a little bit of everything to suit your needs. Visit our products page to browse our various solutions, today!