Randall Young wrote:
>DOT-5 silicone will absolutely not harm any (dry) paint (although it does
>attract dirt a bit). And as Fred has pointed out, even DOT-3/4 won't harm
>cured powder coat.
The body area under my master cylinders (and the commission plate) on
the TR4 were practically paint free from the PO's presumably filling the
reservoirs while blindfolded. But... the black bracket that held the
master cylinders still looked good... worn and nicked but no paint
damage from brake fluid. Does not appear to have been removed or repainted.
Perhaps the originals were painted with something with superior
resistance to solvents (as compared to body paint). The finish on the
bracket is a low-gloss black that looks more like a coating than a coat
Now, of course, I have DOT 5 in there so I can fill it blindfolded too.
Mt Lemmon, AZ