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I bought some ACF50 - funny stuff, I haven't used it before. I have sprayed it on my bike's engine cases and it has brought a lot of oily dirt off. It seems to be the ideal stuff for an 'oily rag resto'. I have wiped it around the wheel rims etc, keeping it away from the tyres and brake discs.

And my garage is now a little more fragrant.
Where did you get it? Sounds like my kind of product.
 
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I have a pal who was race sponsored by ACF 50 ,so I got lots of free samples of the liquid ., and spray cans from family , Apparently its used in aircraft a lot?. Very good on chrome and electrical bits as it seems to also dissolve electrical corrosion crud and rust spots on chrome. Can also dry to a tough coating if left long enough .Don't put on your speedo/mirror glass ,as I did. Fuzzy !. I keep a small piece of cotton towel soaked in it to wipe round chrome after wet rides. The cans work a bit like spray grease ,better if they made a fine fog spray.
 
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I have a pal who was race sponsored by ACF 50 ,so I got lots of free samples of the liquid ., and spray cans from family , Apparently its used in aircraft a lot?. Very good on chrome and electrical bits as it seems to also dissolve electrical corrosion crud and rust spots on chrome. Can also dry to a tough coating if left long enough .Don't put on your speedo/mirror glass ,as I did. Fuzzy !. I keep a small piece of cotton towel soaked in it to wipe round chrome after wet rides. The cans work a bit like spray grease ,better if they made a fine fog spray.
Thanks lads, I'll be having some of that!
 

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My 2 cents for Fluidfilm. I stored my 74 Norton for 4 years in a shed, not near as good as a barn; I sprayed it with Fluidfilm once prior to storing it. This was in the rockies, temps to minus 30 C and plus 30 C summers. Zero rust. Worked like a charm.
 
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My 2 cents for Fluidfilm. I stored my 74 Norton for 4 years in a shed, not near as good as a barn; I sprayed it with Fluidfilm once prior to storing it. This was in the rockies, temps to minus 30 C and plus 30 C summers. Zero rust. Worked like a charm.
Not impressed. The Rockies are not exactly a high humidity environment. If it will do the same around the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, Florida or coastal New Zealand, then I'm impressed!
 

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Not impressed. The Rockies are not exactly a high humidity environment. If it will do the same around the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, Florida or coastal New Zealand, then I'm impressed!
Theres several videos on line with folks using FF on car/trucks in rust belt states/provinces that show excellent protection driving year round. One series is now at three years point and underside of pickup looks like new still wherever FF was applied and crap where is was missed or not able to be applied.
 

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Not impressed. The Rockies are not exactly a high humidity environment. If it will do the same around the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, Florida or coastal New Zealand, then I'm impressed!
Ok, fair enough, but to finish the story, that bike was stored from 1996 to 2001 in the rockies, then we moved back to Vancouver Island where it sat in our garage (1 km from the ocean) untouched until the fall of 2018. I rolled it out, washed it (Fluidfilm still on it by the way), no rust. Not selling anything here, just relating my experience - I'm impressed.
 
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Ok, fair enough, but to finish the story, that bike was stored from 1996 to 2001 in the rockies, then we moved back to Vancouver Island where it sat in our garage (1 km from the ocean) untouched until the fall of 2018. I rolled it out, washed it (Fluidfilm still on it by the way), no rust. Not selling anything here, just relating my experience - I'm impressed.
OK. No rust in Vancouver Island is a better test.
 
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Pulled cover , pulled battery , pulled seat and side cover , inflated tires at slightly higher air pressure. Sprayed the Corrosion block on metal surfaces , turned into a spready clear liquid on contact. Covered up again and ready for winter. How to get it all off in spring yet another thing to consider. 4 months.
 

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How to get it all off in spring yet another thing to consider. 4 months.

That’s actually a very important consideration. And is one good reason why some industrial stuff isn’t really suitable. Better to buy one of the motorcycle targeted products like those tested in the link in post #37 IMHO.
 
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I worked with some guys who were radar techs at the US Navy station in Bermuda back in the '90's. They said NOTHING worked for very long as anticorrosion in that environment where (they said) even stainless steel rusted!
 

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Pulled cover , pulled battery , pulled seat and side cover , inflated tires at slightly higher air pressure. Sprayed the Corrosion block on metal surfaces , turned into a spready clear liquid on contact. Covered up again and ready for winter. How to get it all off in spring yet another thing to consider. 4 months.
Some good engine degreaser should do it. Even WD40 works as a good degreaser on most grimy stuff. No need for harsh solvent stuff. Ive used SimpleGreen (the type spec'd for metal/alu surfaces) to good effect on lots of things covered in engine grease/grime.
 
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That’s actually a very important consideration. And is one good reason why some industrial stuff isn’t really suitable. Better to buy one of the motorcycle targeted products like those tested in the link in post #37 IMHO.
More of the same works for me, just used up the last of my TT.......(WD40) substitute, after a winter ride out. Liberally sprayed over splashed metal surfaces and wiped off with an oily rag. Sorted!
 
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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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Answer , IMO none of the above!
You might as well fill one up with liquid Turtle Wax, drain it out and polish it . That would be good for getting the shine on fossilised dinosaur turd, it would work wonders on preserving it for some more years lol.
If you are trying to keep something outside, its a whole different ball game to keeping something in the warm and dry.
 

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Answer , IMO none of the above!
You might as well fill one up with liquid Turtle Wax, drain it out and polish it . That would be good for getting the shine on fossilised dinosaur turd, it would work wonders on preserving it for some more years lol.
If you are trying to keep something outside, its a whole different ball game to keeping something in the warm and dry.

So what DO you recommend Bernhard?
 
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So what DO you recommend Bernhard?
If you want to keep it outside, Holts Waxhol, it needs to be heated up before applying, but it's messy to clean off.
I've just brought some Fluid Film, from a boatyard in Dorset, not tried it yet.
 

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What’s keeping it outside got to do with it?

Like most, I want to ride my bike outside, and store it inside. But it’s still gonna get wet n salty.

Thoroughly cleaning off all traces and thoroughly drying after every ride is not practicable, hence the quest for protection.

Thought it kinda obvious.
 
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What’s keeping it outside got to do with it?

Like most, I want to ride my bike outside, and store it inside. But it’s still gonna get wet n salty.

Thoroughly cleaning off all traces and thoroughly drying after every ride is not practicable, hence the quest for protection.

Thought it kinda obvious.
You don't ride outdoors when the council has put salt down on the road then?
 
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