what to use for cleaning aluminum??

by scott
(new holstein,WI USA)

Hi, I work at a metal fab. shop and do alot of tigging aluminum. After it is sheared down to size and punched on a press at times they are very oily, and as you know that is Bad. They give us rags and brake cleaner to clean them before welding. I heard that some chemicals in brake cleaners can cause a lung disease. Is this right? What would you use to clean the aluminum??? thanks much


first, read this article on brake cleaner...


just copy and paste the link in your browser address bar.

alcohol or acetone are much safer.

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