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PostSubject: Corrosion abatement product.   Sat 03 Dec 2016, 21:08

Something I came upon it's called ACF-50 Anti Corrosion Formula. As far as I can tell it's not readily available in an auto store but can be ordered online. It's a non greasy hydrophobic film on a metal surface neutralizing existing corrosion and road salt removing and repelling moisture, developed for the airline industry. Sounds like a winner, anyone here using it?
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PostSubject: Re: Corrosion abatement product.   Sat 03 Dec 2016, 21:46

This product came highly recommended by several of the UK folks last year. Evidentally the winter road treatments in Britian are very corrosive to alloy material. Not limited to swingarms but there have been a few reports of oil filters rusting thru as well as wheel rims developing serious cases of acne, and engine block corrosion. 

ACF-50 seems to be the go-to product to address this problem. They also make a bearing grease which reduces wheel bearing failure due to, um, corrosion.

While I got ACF-50 from eBay, you might check with a marine supply store for both products. I picked up a tube of ACF's anti corrosion grease from the West Marine store in Philly.

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PostSubject: Re: Corrosion abatement product.   Sun 04 Dec 2016, 02:58

Tis good stuff!
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PostSubject: Re: Corrosion abatement product.   Sun 04 Dec 2016, 03:07

Where do you apply the spray? Fork tubes, wheels,? They do not salt the roads here, but I live near the Pacific Ocean and wondering if I should use the ACF-50?
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PostSubject: Re: Corrosion abatement product.   Sun 04 Dec 2016, 05:39

ACF50 is VERY greasy - more like oily - but used under plastics, who cares?

On my Pan European ST1100, I used Dinitrol 3125 HS under the plastics. similar to Waxoyl, but waaay better.
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PostSubject: Re: Corrosion abatement product.   Sun 04 Dec 2016, 07:50

I wonder why they advertise it as non-greasy? or is it just greasy feeling because it's slick feeling? Never used it so I don't know.
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PostSubject: Re: Corrosion abatement product.   Sun 04 Dec 2016, 09:05

Easyrider wrote:
Where do you apply the spray? Fork tubes, wheels,? They do not salt the roads here, but I live near the Pacific Ocean and wondering if I should use the ACF-50?

One of our founding members lives in Miami. IIRC his S'Wing corroded to the point of being unusable, or beyond economic repair because it sat unused for several months exposed to the salty air in his apartment parking area. So I'd say, Yeah, go for the ACF-50.

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PostSubject: Re: Corrosion abatement product.   Sun 04 Dec 2016, 21:56

I used ACF50 for many years on aircraft used in the Caribbean. The salt air of SE Florida and the Bahamas was deadly to airplanes. ACF50 stopped the corrosion. It worked well.

It works it's way into joints, seams and fasteners to interrupt the electrical aspect of galvanic corrosion. Especially those between steel and aluminum or magnesium, and even on surfaces.

I would clean everyplace you can get to, touch-up any frame paint that is flaked or chaffed with a conversion type primer, then black enamel. Use the aerosol ACF50 to "fog" the underbelly area behind the bottom panel.

AND, very important!!......Let it drip for 24 hours, and wipe the dribbles and whatnot to keep it off the tires!!!
It is slippery on rubber.

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PostSubject: Re: Corrosion abatement product.   Mon 05 Dec 2016, 13:16

Having ridden thru 61 winters, in Europe/USA---both places use strong chemicals to de-ice and then Japan and Korea where few chemicals are used------I find nothing beats keeping your bike washed and then fogging with oil or WD40 or even oil can on joints.

Germany I tried wax, often used on interior body panels-----painted all over bike, works but hell to get off in spring.

Again nothing beats often washing bike.
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PostSubject: Re: Corrosion abatement product.   Mon 05 Dec 2016, 14:09

I ride most days ,all year, as someone said our roads in the UK get a lot of anti-ice treatment. Just lately we have been getting ice overnight ,thawing around 10am. On Sunday coming back around 3pm I was behind a gritting lorry, they have a spinning wheel on the back that throws out a mixture of salt and sand, I know from experience to stay well back from these lorries. Always on reaching home clean off with cold water. I never found anything to keep the muck off, just, wax polish when cleaning. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Corrosion abatement product.   Mon 05 Dec 2016, 17:17

Ive been using ACF50 for quit a time now on my Honda Blackbird and Fireblade. I have polished a lot of the alloy on them and I coat all polished bits in late autumn with ACF50. I leave it over night and then wipe off the excess. All of the polished bits stay shiny and `i ride all through the winter, however I do hose everything down when I get back home.
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