With a can of degreaser in one hand, and brake and parts cleaner in the other – you could be forgiven for thinking they do the same job. But each solvent has its purpose.
What is Degreaser?
Let's start with degreaser – an essential in any workshop. SCA Heavy Duty Aerosol degreaser is a very cost effective petroleum based cleaner. Grab a few tins of this for quick and easy cleaning of engine parts, oil spills, engine bays, or degreasing the bilge on your boat. It’s simply a matter of spray on, and hose off – with a little time to soak in between.
Even thick grease and grime will give way with a little agitation from a parts brush. Degreaser is awesome stuff. But for a little extra grease cutting power, with a residue free finish; SCA Brake and Parts Cleaner should be your go to.
What is Brake Cleaner?
Brake and parts cleaner costs a little more than degreaser, and so is generally used a more sparingly. Brake and parts cleaner relies on isopropyl alcohol to ensure it evaporates quickly. It leaves your brakes or sensitive parts spotless – with no disassembly required.
Brake cleaner will also make light work of small oil stains on the driveway. However, with its extra cleaning power, brake cleaner can damage delicate plastic and rubber parts – and even harm painted surfaces. Best to ensure it only hits the brakes - and other unpainted metallic surfaces.
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