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Offline walden57

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ally panniers
« on: February 26, 2020, 02:02:54 PM »
I have  noticed that my 2019 aluminium panniers are starting to show scuffs and are marking up in places, has anyone any advice re the best product to use to clean them, other than good ol soap and water.  :187:

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Re: ally panniers
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2020, 04:06:20 PM »
I'm assuming they are the unpainted ones? soap and water and a coating of WD40 after drying. This keeps the ally from oxidising . Other than that you could buff them up with a polishing mop in a drill and some polishing soap when they get too marked and scuffed. Im going do that when they get too bad and try sticking some clear vinyl on the top and sides where they are most prone to wear one done . I will report back when assessed for effectiveness.

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Re: ally panniers
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2020, 04:41:04 PM »
Mine are developing the usual scuff marks across the top and am thinking some kind of vinyl protection will be best but in the mean time have added 3m reflective tape to the front and back corners, the left pannier in the picture has picked up a hint of red but should reflect white in normal conditions.

I’m quite pleased with how it’s come out and will give the bike even more presence on the road or when parked!

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Re: ally panniers
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2020, 04:56:14 PM »
thanks for the info guys. I will try the methods suggested. didn't think of wd 40, good idea.
if all else fails, ithink gift wrapping at xmas should keep em nice. :008:

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Re: ally panniers
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2020, 06:03:12 PM »
ACF50 works a treat and was designed for alloy.  It is a bit thicker than WD40 BUT is a lot more expensive!!  (Anti -Corrosion Formula 50)
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Re: ally panniers
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2020, 10:33:21 PM »
I have just purchased some second hand ally panniers and decided to wrap them and in my option look much better and non of the cleaning hassles  :002:

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Re: ally panniers
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2020, 08:39:44 AM »
I find just not cleaning them gets rid of the cleaning hassles  :188:

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Re: ally panniers
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2020, 05:46:25 PM »
*Originally Posted by XCaTel [+]
I find just not cleaning them gets rid of the cleaning hassles  :188:
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Re: ally panniers
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2020, 06:30:06 PM »
*Originally Posted by XCaTel [+]
I find just not cleaning them gets rid of the cleaning hassles  :188:

Couldn't agree more. All that dirt and stuff keeps them protected too!!!  :745:  :821:  Stickers where needed, chicks dig scars (bangs and dents) onward and upward - or forward rather.
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