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Offline Will Morgan

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Re: Protection against salt
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2019, 10:58:45 PM »
Dirt does stick to ACF......but hopefully doesn't penetrate my generous application. When it gets embarrassingly bad I rinse the worst off with a gentle hose (not a pressure washer or any cleaning agent) = Most of the winter I leave it embarrassingly filthy   :164:

Offline Simmo

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Re: Protection against salt
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2019, 11:47:14 PM »
Hi All

I think I've discovered the ultimate protection - I dont take the bike out in the winter!

I'm really lazy but do like my bike to look presentable so it may get the odd bucket of water in the summer months but come November it gets a professional valet, and in previous yeas an ACF50 treatment, but this time my man used some sort of ceramic sealant!

On goes the battery tender and perhaps a cover, then it sits in the garage for the next however many months.

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Offline r2uzenblot

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Re: Protection against salt
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2019, 09:45:48 PM »
For me it's ACF-50. A good coating every 4-6 weeks, depending on use.

Offline D16PJM

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Re: Protection against salt
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2019, 11:06:19 PM »
i have done ACF 50 this year and it has left some horrible marks on my down pipes which look like they will be hard to remove, anyone else had this issue

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Offline Will Morgan

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Re: Protection against salt
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2019, 11:23:32 PM »
Pete, I don't think ACF50 marks on your pipes will be any more difficult to remove than any other marks or discolouring = it needs the usual elbow grease and stainless steel cleaner.

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Re: Protection against salt
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2019, 03:15:31 PM »
A good clean and acf 50 for me  :001: always gets rinsed with cold fresh water if I've ridden in the rain or salt.  :028:

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Re: Protection against salt
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2019, 10:36:47 PM »
I think the Tiger stands up to corrosion pretty well - I'll wash mine if its really bad  and give it a quick once one every month or so but its far from pristine lol !! I use it - I enjoy it and its not a rusty Kawasaki lol !!  :008:

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Re: Protection against salt
« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2019, 07:51:39 AM »
Move to Spain  :007:

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Re: Protection against salt
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2019, 09:42:01 AM »
When I had the Explorer I used ACF50 in winters and then cleaned it properly in the spring. I never had a corrosion problem on it.

Now I have a 2017 BMW R1200GS, and this summer had the engine, drive casing, rear wheel and other bits and pieces replaced under warranty due to corrosion. That was after I had used ACF50 on it in the winter. This year I heard about XCP Rust Blocker (link), so I'm giving that a try. Bennetts Bike Social did quite an extensive test (link) of it, compared with many other products, and it came out well.

Remind me in the spring, and I'll let you know how much of my precision German engineering is left and how much rotted away.

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Re: Protection against salt
« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2019, 11:48:27 AM »
I don't use mine much in winter but do wash mine regularly (I'm a bit OCD on it looking it's best  :001: ) but I use a dog drier to dry it thoroughly after every wash and then use Muck off silicone spray on everything except the paintwork which I believe protects as well as giving it a showroom appearance. I have no rust issues at approaching 2 years old.

 


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