Best corrosion protection

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Ok, when I say ‘best corrosion protection’ I really mean ‘which is the best out of the 4 types I’ve got in the shed’?

All 4 sprayed and left, not rubbed or buffed or etc.

Left to right:
1. Mr Sheen: a household wax based spray furniture polish.
2. Muc-off: a proprietary motorcycle ‘protector’.
3. ACF 50: we all know this one.
4.WD 40: needs no introduction!

All left out to enjoy the British winter.

Personally, my current favourite is WD40 cos it’s cheap, easy to use as a cleaner as well as (hopefully) providing protection, and I’ve used it for years. But is it any good ?

Which horse would you back...?

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Ok, when I say ‘best corrosion protection’ I really mean ‘which is the best out of the 4 types I’ve got in the shed’?

All 4 sprayed and left, not rubbed or buffed or etc.

Left to right:
1. Mr Sheen: a household wax based spray furniture polish.
2. Muc-off: a proprietary motorcycle ‘protector’.
3. ACF 50: we all know this one.
4.WD 40: needs no introduction!

All left out to enjoy the British winter.

Personally, my current favourite is WD40 cos it’s cheap, easy to use as a cleaner as well as (hopefully) providing protection, and I’ve used it for years. But is it any good ?

Which horse would you back...?

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There's a spray in Australia called Inox - not as good as ACF50 but cheaper and comes in a handy pressure pack.
Much better than WD40, CRC (Mr Sheen - really??)
 

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There's a spray in Australia called Inox - not as good as ACF50 but cheaper and comes in a handy pressure pack.
Much better than WD40, CRC (Mr Sheen - really??)

Mr Sheen came highly recommended actually...

Time will tell how it holds up.

Certainly smells nice !
 

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Depends on what you want to achieve
A mate of mine owns about 5 old mini's (the Morris variety not the German one or the skirts)
Once a year he puts them on his ramp and sprays a whole can of WD underneath
It's keeps the rust at bay and every fastener comes undone when required,
But if you want to stop that bean can from rusting just heat it up with a blow lamp and rub some solid beaswax on it
Then do it again in 15years time
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In my opinion Duck Oil is superior to WD as it forms a greasy layer which holds up quite well. It's also cheap & easily available from most DIY shops & motor factors. Not as good as ACF though.
 
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I reckon Mr Sheen will do well.
I use a silicone spray polished into chromework such as wheel rims. Theory is that it fills the pores that exist in chrome and helps to prevent pinhole corrosion.
But I do keep my bikes in the dry - perhaps that works even better...
 
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My vote is for the ACF 50. Corrosion X is similar, as is LPS 3. These 3 products offer serious outdoor protection. Rain water will not wash them off. WD 40 will last a month, outdoors in the elements. From personal experience, the 3 products mentioned above will provide year long, buried under 4 feet of snow protection.
 
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Chrome is porous so wax or silicone will fill these pores and stop moisture getting to the steel. Much as I like WD40 for cleaning and cutting threads in aluminium in the West of Scotland is does not work as a rust preventer, even a fresh spray on my lathe will after 2 cold days allow a rust bloom to appear.
 

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Many similar test runs using such products on the youTube.
Ive recently had my classic Mini undercoated with FluidFilm, which is lanolin based and holds up extremely well on underside of cars driven in six months of snow and salt. Ive also used it sparingly on motorcycle fittings that tend to rust.
 

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+1 On Fluid Film. I have used it on my lathe and guns successfully. I does leave a greasy film though.
Jaydee
 

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Rejex(corrosionx) for painted surfaces and Bioshield for metal surfaces. The issues that most of our customers forget is that the cleaner the surfaces are before you protect them the better these and all other products work.
 

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Ok, when I say ‘best corrosion protection’ I really mean ‘which is the best out of the 4 types I’ve got in the shed’?

All 4 sprayed and left, not rubbed or buffed or etc.

Left to right:
1. Mr Sheen: a household wax based spray furniture polish.
2. Muc-off: a proprietary motorcycle ‘protector’.
3. ACF 50: we all know this one.
4.WD 40: needs no introduction!

All left out to enjoy the British winter.

Personally, my current favourite is WD40 cos it’s cheap, easy to use as a cleaner as well as (hopefully) providing protection, and I’ve used it for years. But is it any good ?

Which horse would you back...?

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