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Old 29-05-2011, 01:58 PM
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Right guys,i keep my project bike in my concrete sectional garage,the problem is it's that damp all my chrome is rusting and due to a health condition this is going to be a long term restoration as i sometimes am not fit enough to do anything to it for weeks on end.So my question is what is the best way to keep rust at bay ? WD40 didn't seem to help much so i thought maybe you guys could suggest something.

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Old 29-05-2011, 02:10 PM
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Old 29-05-2011, 02:23 PM
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I thought of that tbh,but i wasn't about to say it on here i know what you lot are like lmfao
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Old 29-05-2011, 02:50 PM
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mix up a 2-stroke mix and put it in one of those plant squirter things, the petrol evapourates off and leaves an oil film.
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Old 29-05-2011, 04:25 PM
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acf 50 is good stuff but not cheap
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Old 29-05-2011, 04:32 PM
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To be honest i would rather pay the extra and know it is going to it's job with it sometimes getting neglected for so long at a time
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Old 29-05-2011, 08:01 PM
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+1 for ACF50.
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Old 29-05-2011, 09:23 PM
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+2 for acf 50, there is NOTHING as good at preventing corrosion on chrome steel ally etc etc etc,
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Old 29-05-2011, 09:30 PM
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Hi buddy , to go on the cheap get yourself down to wilco and get some spray grease (not oil it runs off) this stuff stick like shit to a cinder. BUT it is realy messy when you come to work on it and you need a powerful detergent and a pressure hose to remove quickly or your local petrol lance car wash does it. But it does last forever and don,t be shy with it spray everything (but brakes).
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Old 29-05-2011, 09:31 PM
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Ok OK OK , i know i,m cheap , can't help it i'm married.
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Old 29-05-2011, 09:35 PM
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grease? youre taking the piss arent you? someone has posted that they are sometimes not fit enough to even ride for weeks on end, and your reccomending coating their bike with grease which will require a solid weekends work to remove afterwards.!
grease oil etc will only cover the metal thus preventing oxygen and moisture getting on it and thus preventing corrosion, stuff like acf50 chemically prevents corrosion, it doesnt cover the surface in difficult to remove layers that you need to wash off. basically wash your bike and let it dry before putting it away, and then spray the brightwork or exposed metal with acf50, and wipe over with a soft cloth.
im not plugging it cos ive owt to gain, im nothing to do with the firm. but ive used it, and still use it, it works and as the saying goes, does excatly what it says on the tin.
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Old 29-05-2011, 09:46 PM
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Only offering a cheap alternative my friend , no doudt your idea is better but i have some cheap chinese junk in the shed that i,m storing for other people who don,t like spending money and the spray stuff dos,nt cover that thick . And trust me chinese metal attracts corrosion like a fly to shit. and for 99p a can. but it does take some cleaning and if you have a disability do seek another route not saying its the best way , just a cheap way .
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Old 29-05-2011, 10:18 PM
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Thanks guys,i knew i would get some good helpful answers on here,i think acf 50 is deffo going to be the way to go,thanks again chaps you really are a great bunch to be associated with
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Old 29-05-2011, 11:17 PM
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In the army we always used petrol and oil mixed to keep the rust away from our vehicles..wiped it on with a rag once a week..only took a couple of minutes.

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There's also Waxoyl, another tried and trusted rust proofing product.

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Old 30-05-2011, 05:43 PM
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I would agree that Waxoyl is the stuff to use, but I am out of date by 20 years.
At every chance we should warn folks that concrete garages 'sweat' and can be wetter and more tropical inside than out.
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My garage has a couple of dehumidifiers from those Bettaware type catalogs that keep getting left in my letterbox. Just a plastic tank, with a container on top that holds a load of hygroscopic crystals, these literally suck the water from the air and when saturated they dump it into the plastic tank below. Cost about 7 each and a couple of quid for the refill packs of crystals. Work like a charm in keeping the moisture down.
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Old 30-05-2011, 11:58 PM
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concrete garages dont 'sweat' the problem people have with outbuildings is that poor insulation and poor ventilation help create condensation, and thats what causes the rust. if you never went in the garage it would be better, but when you go in and start breating moist warm air everywhere all that condensation is just looking for a smooth cold surface to condense on. if you have a shed either wood or concrete, insulate it as best you can, with anything you can get to do the job, im currently using corricated cardboard in several layyers behind a wallboard to do the next stage of my own shed, and you need to keep it well ventilated to let the air circulate a bit, dont make it airtight.
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