Wd 40 Against Acf50 Against Xcp Rust Blocker

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  1. H.O.

    H.O. Noble Member

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    We all know about WD, ACF is better for corrosion protection, but I've come across this one called XCP Rust Blocker, any one used it and have an opinion please, I want to get some to spray on the new pop pop before it actually goes on the road on Thursday.
    Having difficulty finding ACF, my local auto shop stocks XCP products.
    Cheers
    Terry
     
  2. Rocker

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    You can get ACF 50 on ebay but don't get the big bottle and sprayer it's shit go for an aerosol.
     
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  3. chuk

    chuk Well-Known Member
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    nowt wrong with fs365 from makers of the scottoiler decent price been using it for years,kept my bike corrosion free in slightly damp garage easier to clean bike next time you wash it.
     
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  4. half ton

    half ton Elite Member

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    FS365 works well chuk,The only problem is you have to keep applying it all winter if you ride it (may be good for winter layup)
     
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  5. H.O.

    H.O. Noble Member

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    Gone with ACF mainly because a can of it is coming with the bike!
    I can apply it before the bike goes on the road, 100% protected.
     
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  6. H.O.

    H.O. Noble Member

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    Right, got the bike, and ACF50, now what ya 'sposed to do?
    Sprayed the ACF to all the alloy parts inc, wheels, and the steel parts too, exhaust, rear spring, stands etc, do you just leave it or wipe it?
    Seemed to go a bit drippy in places, pretty mauve colour, and I wiped that off, now leave it to dry?
    What with the showers, and other things getting in the way its had all day to 'dry' so o.k. to ride tomorrow I suspect.
    Bloody slippery stuff, I got some on my hands and fingers, couldn't hold the bloody can!
    I've seen reports of people applying this stuff and not washing the bike all winter, then clean it at about spring, is that right?
    Cheers
    Terry
     
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  7. littleade

    littleade The only sane one here
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    well Terry, you've opened a can of worms! Depends what you want and how much you'll ride your bike over winter. Fill your boots from youtube!





     
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  8. darkman

    darkman Crème de la Crème

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    FS365 is the best by far, easy to use :)
     
  9. Mr Toad

    Mr Toad Senior Member

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    Just watched the top video.

    Really!!!

    So we have all these products, probably expensive products, and all you have to do is apply the first one and clean the bike.

    Then apply the second one and clean the bike again.

    Then the third one and clean the bike with a pressure washer.

    Then the fourth and clean the bike with a pressure washer

    Then the fifth........

    Then the polish.......

    Did we scare you enough to make you empty your bank account yet?

    It's getting more like the cosmetics industry every day. Ladies you must use our anti ageing and anti wrinkle creams and so many women spend a fortune knowing they are being ripped off but doing it anyway just in case there's something in it after all.

    I don't believe in the implied 'Use our products once and your set for the entire winter.' all it takes is money approach.

    Clean the bike with mild detergent, another word for degreaser, dry the bike then apply a coat corrosion inhibitor.

    ACF50
    FS365
    etc.

    In addition you should wash the road salt off regularly and reapply your protection of choice.

    I've never had a bike suffer from bad corrosion simply because I kept them clean and salt free using basic products.
     
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  10. littleade

    littleade The only sane one here
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    Well, you did ask Terry :laughing:

    I think most of us who've been riding for (cough) years would agree that the finish on bikes isn't what it used to be and if you do ride in the crud weather especially when the salt's about or store your bike in a damp garage if you don't apply something your bike will likely rot before your very eyes. whether that bothers you or not is down to the individual ranging from OCD types who put their bikes in sealed air conditioned tents (I knew a bloke who did that with his Harley) to those who's idea of washing their bike is to ride it through a puddle. You pays your money and all that......Me, I like FS365, but others prefer something else which is fine by me.
     
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  11. H.O.

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    Be aware, WD40 can rot some rubber components, so if its laying in places that don't get washed too easily it could do damage.
    One reason I changed to some thing else for the new bike, secondly I wanted something more permanent.
    No one used XCP Rust Blocker then?
     
  12. Tiglet

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    Another thing with WD40 is it's a pretty good degreaser.

    So if you want to remove any grease or lubricant from inside ignitions or light/ indicator switches, locks or bearings then spray away, but expect problems :eek:
     
  13. H.O.

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    Also good for removing the sticky residue left behind removed stickers/labels, on the bike, book covers, tins and jars.
     
  14. Taipan

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    Years ago I always cleaned my bike with paraffin. Good degreaser, especially for chain grease and it left a nice oily film on the bike which protected it well until the next clean. It was also very cheap compared to a lot of other bike specific cleaners. I'm sitting here wondering why i've stopped using it now?
     
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  15. Andy-K2

    Andy-K2 Knowledge is power for which I have neither!

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    I use XCP, mainly because I can get it FOC. I find it really good although I do re-apply it after every wash. I recon its all about a mind state, if you think your protected you will most likely be keeping an eye on whether bits are rusting etc, lets be fair unless its a Rat Bike rust is not a good addition to any machine.
     
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  16. DonVulpes

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    I use the AllYearBiker service and they used to use ACF50 ( with great results ), but they've moved across to XCP Professional as it's giving much better results ( although I belive you can still opt for the ACF50 treatment ).

    Easily the best money I've spent looking after my bikes and makes keeping them in great condition a simple job.
     
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  17. Petrol

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    I always found that due to the viscosity acf does't spray from the can very well. Its also difficult to direct accurately. The scotoiler stuff is good but if it gets on the engine , the smell whilst not initially unplesant gets on yer tits after a while.
    There is another option. Waxoil ,paint it on with a brush or spray ( choose the clear ) at the beginning of winter and remove it at the end with wd 40. I have used waxoil for the last 20 odd years and it works brilliantly. Also only use wax polish on chrome , never chrome cleaner . Happy polishing peeps
     
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  18. Taipan

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    ACF is a lot easier to use if you leave it in a sink of hot water for 5 or 10 minutes first. Hopefully it wont make the can rusty...
     
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  19. Tiglet

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    Or lay the canister on a warm radiator as a little warmth helps it spray easier.
     
  20. H.O.

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    Seems to be an alloy pressed from a blank so there is no bottom crimping or rolling, so shouldn't go rusty.
     
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