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OfflineMillman

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    ACF 50 Service
    « on: 2018-04-14 14:08:33 »
    Hi,  I know that my UK Brethren can get a complete ACF50 spray service.  Can someone tell me how they do it?  Do they spray the whole bike then wipe it down or just spray the engine and let it drip dry?  I have it in a can and I sprayed the engine only and wiped it where I could.  Should I just spray the whole engine and chrome and let it drip?  We have a similar service here in the US and Canada called Krown Spray.  It seems like the same thing, but they spray the underside of cars and in all the panels.  Thanks in advance.  Still waiting to ride over here in the North east.  We are looking at an Ice Storm later tonight and tomorrow.  So another week or so before all the salt is washed off.

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      Re: ACF 50 Service
      « Reply #1 on: 2018-04-14 14:45:06 »
      In the UK, All Year Biker http://allyearbiker.co.uk/, are an ACF-50 accredited application specialist.

      Have a look at their website & this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXXetSfHDdk to see the processes they use.

      A more thorough video showing the process in greater detail, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vjb-0t98jE
      « Last Edit: 2018-04-14 15:03:35 by David. »

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        Re: ACF 50 Service
        « Reply #2 on: 2018-04-14 19:45:28 »
        It's all in the preparation, I believe. To get the base layer of ACF50 to stick to the surface the bike has to be scrupulously clean.


        I recently took delivery of a (non-BMW) toy and did not ride it at all (i.e. 0 miles on the odometer) until it was loaded onto a van and taken to the ACF50 application specialist. He then proceeded to take all the shipping wax etc. off the bike before applying the product.


        So I leave the bike with him all day as the ACF50 film is left to dry for half a day before the excess is buffed off.


        He charges more than the typical rate for the job, but I still feel it is money well spent for a complete valeting service.


        John Bentall

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          Re: ACF 50 Service
          « Reply #3 on: 2018-04-14 23:00:41 »
          Just remember guys that ACF50 does eventually wash off on any exposed parts. Personally I think spraying a bike is a little OTT. All you really need to do is paint on a very thin layer on any parts that might corrode. Body parts and wheels just need a good wax to protect. ACF50 on wheels will just pick up dirt. The key to using ACF50 on exposed parts is use a very very thin layer often. Do not plaster it on. All that will do is make a mess and attract dirt. ACF50 Block Grease is another great product. Its a general purpose grease that I use on threads to stop corrosion.

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            Re: ACF 50 Service
            « Reply #4 on: 2018-04-15 13:55:52 »
            Thanks all.  I found a u-tube on the Krown product where they took piece of metal and attached them to a truck.  They then treated 2 of the pieces and left 2 untreated.  He then would wash his underside every week taking off a untreated piece and a treated piece.  He did this for the winter and found the untreated piece that was not washed really rusted, the washed untreated piece not as bad.  But to bring home the point that the product does wash off, the washed treated piece showed signs of rust and the unwashed treated piece looked pretty good.  So I think I will keep using the spray can and to the spray and wipe.  If you want to see the video, just search for Krown on u-tube.

            Greg


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