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    Brake Parts Cleaner on Caliper

    Not thinking, I removed my brake pads and sprayed the inside of my dirty Avid Juicy calipers with automotive brake parts cleaner and then wiped them off. Any idea if this would be enough to damage the rubber piston seals inside my caliper? I don't want to risk the brakes going out mid-ride. I assume that when you blow a piston seal, the break loses all power...


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    Brake Parts Cleaner on Caliper

    You will be fine. They are rubber seals the brake clean shouldn't eat them. I would use isoprop alcohol in the future put a spray nozzle on it.

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    Agreed. The only risk posed with brake cleaner products would be a slight drying of the rubber in the seals, but that is slight. The product is very fast-evaporating so the time on surface is minimal.
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