The Permatex division of Illinois Tool Works has introduced Permatex Brake Cleaning Wipes for use in brake service repair and maintenance applications. The wipes can also be used for cleaning brake drums, abutment clips, slide pins, calipers, and brake hardware as well as other parts and tools. The water-based cleansing wipe is designed to remove oil residue and contaminants from the rotor surface. The company says the formula helps to promote proper pad wear-in, and contains no VOCs. The wipe also leaves a corrosion protection coating that prolongs rotor life and helps prevent brake squeal.