Acf50 applyer

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  1. crispey

    crispey crispey creme de la creme

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    ok just popped into Aldis to get some wd40 chain wax/lube, bought their base layer :eek: but noticed they are selling an electric paint sprayer for around £35. Thinking this could make a good ACF50 applicator. Has anyone bought one of these?Any thoughts?
     
  2. crispey

    crispey crispey creme de la creme

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    I thought if it could spray wmulsion it would be OK. If I buy it though you'll have to wait til next autumn for product test. Blue? Oh! I hadn't noticed
     
  3. steve lovatt

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    I bought the Aldi base layer - seems good enough quality and has been warm enough the past week.
     
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  4. crispey

    crispey crispey creme de la creme

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    £9.99 if you don't like em they're cheap cleaning cloths!
     
  5. steve lovatt

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    Ha ha only worn the trousers so far but were ok under textile trousers.
     
  6. stevethegoolie

    stevethegoolie Elite Member

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    Ah ... but are they blue??!!:p:D:D:rolleyes:
     
  7. steve lovatt

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    No, so I'm surprised crispey bought them!
     
  8. crispey

    crispey crispey creme de la creme

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    Haven't bought em yet, not managed to get back!
     
  9. Scrambler Si

    Scrambler Si Member

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    IMG_0924.JPG I treated my bike to a wash and blow dry with All Year Biker (Richard in Cheshire). The simplest ACF50 application method I could think of!

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  10. Scrambler Si

    Scrambler Si Member

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    LOL Yes - I should have said that the foam was part of the wash / degrease stage. The ACF50 application all happened under a shroud of dark cloths and wouldn't have looked so dramatic ;)
     
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  11. crispey

    crispey crispey creme de la creme

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    What price? I hear everyone ask! Ok then just me, acf50 at this time of year?
     
  12. Scrambler Si

    Scrambler Si Member

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    Crispey - £65 for the wash, blow, degrease, ACF50 and polish, and a good ole chat. My bike is new, and a) I want to keep it shiny without using any riding time to do so, and b) I've so often thought "I wish I'd done that from new", so I did. I might prep it for winter with another visit in Autumn...
     
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  13. crispey

    crispey crispey creme de la creme

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    Well there's the differences in london prices!!! £120 down here according to Gerrards cross gary
     
  14. Tomo

    Tomo Active Member

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    Jeez, I've bought bikes for less than £120.......
    It may take a bit of time to clean and polish 'em yourself, but I look at it as time well spent (mainly due to the fact that the wife won't go into the garage, and I don't have to listen to her bumping her gums about some non-bike related rubbish)
     
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  15. thebiglad

    thebiglad Old fart, still riding !

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    "bumping her gums" - not come across that one but I like it !!!!!!!!!!!
     
  16. Madscots

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    I used ACF50 last year and it's just a fancy polish (just an opinion) and was a waste of money on both my bikes as doesn't last if you do the miles. I know a lot of people swear by it but it doesn't give a proper coating that lasts for my liking.

    I use http://hybridx.co.uk/ as it's in a completely different league to ACF50. If i had known about this stuff when i bought the bike spend 300 notes on their 15 year coating and jobs done. I have both bikes done and I'm sure soon they plan on doing a video showing you difference with ACF50 being one of the ones being used as a comparison.

    Get what you pay for at end of the day and I tour round Europe on mine so got to be good gear :D
     
  17. crispey

    crispey crispey creme de la creme

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    Interesting, will gave r to have a look on my PC as the page won't load on my phone.
     
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  18. steve lovatt

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    Not heard of this stuff but will take a look.
     
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