non acetone nail polish remover cleans old paint, metal, etc, and
effectively vaporizes afterwords. it also cleans hard (not soft) plastic
very well. we use it to refurbish old computers, monitors, mouse,
keyboards, etc - they look brand new! i used it on a car that had old,
chipped paint, and it really cleaned it.
and my deepest sympathies for your loss!
73 mgb, essentially original (its the one with the old, chipped non original
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Macedonia" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "MG List" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2005 9:27 PM
Subject: Brake Fluid Spill
> It's a sad day...
> I decided to go for a drive in the 'B yesterday only to discover less than
> block away from the house that I had no clutch pressure...none. I managed
> turn it around and get it back into the garage where I discovered that the
> clutch master cylinder had leaked all over the firewall and ruined my new,
> shiny black paint. Bummer.
> Now, the root cause of this catastrophe is the master cylinder repair kit
> that I installed many years ago, but only put into service last December.
> I'm guessing the "new" seals weren't so new by the time I needed them to
> work! Oh well. This time I'm buying a brand new master cylinder. I should
> probably buy a new brake master cylinder while I'm at it because I rebuilt
> that one too.
> So, I need to repaint the pedal box and cover (I've had good success with
> Rustoleum Appliance Epoxy Enamel), but how do I make sure that I get all
> hydraulic fluid off the firewall to make sure it doesn't continue to eat
> through the paint? I've scraped off all the bubbled paint (I wanted to
> but I don't want to paint over it (I'll probably use the touch-up paint my
> body man gave me) until I'm sure all the fluid is gone.
> Any ideas?
> David Macedonia
> 1966 MGB
> Crofton, MD