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salty roads and metal work - prevention is better than cure


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any tips on protecting chrome \ metal work from all the salt thats going to be in the roads over the next few weeks.


have posted earlier regarding my header pipes and getting them cleaned up. probably very little I can do about keeping the exhaust shiney due to the heat.


however regarding engine casings. fork tubes, wheels etc - any suggestions on what I can do to prevent rust \ tarnish \ corrosion getting a hold?


was thinking WD40 everywhere, or an slightly oil rag over all exposed metal work to give it a layer of protection.


I had a CZ once where I coated the casings in a mixture of petrol and grease. that made a real mess and took forever to get off, so wont be doing that again.


do you guys have any cunning tricks up your sleeve?

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ACF50 is not for use on plastics, as it it a waste as plastics don't corrode. I was at a dealers admiring the shine on their second hand bikes and was told that good old furniture polish is what they use on the plastics as it has a degreasing agent.

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Good old furniture polish is cheap and 90% silicone, that's why they use it. Don't put silicone near anything you might need to paint in the next 300 years. It's horrible stuff and banned from my workshop.

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Good old furniture polish is cheap and 90% silicone, that's why they use it. Don't put silicone near anything you might need to paint in the next 300 years. It's horrible stuff and banned from my workshop.

 


Agreed! The missus once tried to spice things up with a tube of silicone lube, took weeks to get it off everything :3some:

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