CRC'S Brakleen spraying onto a brake rotor / disk.

When it comes to vehicle servicing, few jobs are grimier than brake-part replacements. However, aside from being dirty work, making sure that your brake surfaces are clean (before installing new components), is an important part of doing the job right the first time.

Thankfully, because of its chlorinated formula, CRC’s Brakleen has been the leading cleaner of brake-parts for more than 40 years, and is designed to do most of the work for you by blasting off brake dust, grease, oil and road grime. Here’s how to use it…

Start by wetting the surfaces that need cleaning in short bursts, generally at a distance of about 40 to 60 cm.

IMPORTANT: Make sure that you protect any plastic, rubber or painted surfaces from overspray. CRC’s Brakleen is an incredibly powerful cleaner, and may cause damage to sensitive plastic and painted surfaces.

Once all the brake surfaces are wetted down, use a wire brush to clean the caliper housing and backing plate. It may also be necessary to reapply Brakleen onto areas that have heavy deposits.


Allow the parts to air-dry after the application, or wipe them down with a clean rag. You may also use CRC’s Brakleen on new discs, to remove the protective oil that is applied before packaging.

Brakleen may also be used on:

  1. Brake discs, wheel hub and/or rotor contact points
  2. Brake linings
  3. Cylinders and drums
  4. CV joints
  5. Clutches
  6. Springs, bolt, fasteners and all brake hardware.

Brakleen is available at Diesel Electric branches nationwide, visit

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