Asbestos brake shoe dust...?

Discussion in 'VA/DC/MD- Capital Land Cruiser Club' started by Herb, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. Herb

    Herb

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    Alright...some will probably think I'm being a flake, but I have a question.

    I hammered the drums off an old FJ40 front end last night...some dust flew (rust, brake dust, etc..) Then I started thinking that this was probably some part asbestos brake dust. Should I be concerned?:eek:

    If so, how do you all handle your brake jobs and dealing with this brake dust?
     
  2. John Smith

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    Yes the dust probably does contain asbestos. You should wear a respirator or at least dust mask when working on brakes and clean all the offending dust off with liberal amounts of brake cleaner. Never use compressed air or gasoline to clean off the dust.
     
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    I pulled my shirt up over my face...not too much dust, just a bit created when I banged on the outside of the drum to remove it. I stored the parts in a towel and will either dispose of them or clean them.

    thanks John.
     
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    Oops. I probably should have been more careful the last time I tore into my rear brakes.

    This explains a lot.
     
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