BritBike Forum logo
BritBike SponsorBritBike SponsorBritBike SponsorBritBike SponsorBritBike SponsorBritBike Sponsor SteadfastCyclesBritBike SponsorBritBike SponsorBritBike SponsorBritBike SponsorHepolite PistonsBritBike Sponsor
Upgrade to: Premium Membership | Gold Membership | Vendor Membership | Site Sponsor Membership
Member Spotlight
zambu
zambu
Switzerland
Posts: 147
Joined: September 2006
ShoutChat Box
Comment Guidelines: Do post respectful and insightful comments. Don't flame, hate, spam.
Search eBay for motorcycle parts in following countries
Australia, Canada, France, Holland, Italy, United Kingdom, USA
Random Gallery photo
a word from..
Manuals on DVD (Shipping included)
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
ACF50 anyone use it?
#795548 01/13/20 8:37 pm
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 4,006
Likes: 4
raf940 Offline OP
Britbike forum member
OP Offline
Britbike forum member
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 4,006
Likes: 4
am trying to keep corrosion at bay on bikes etc in my unheated garage now we are in rainy season in NC anyone try ACF50? whaddy think?


1972 Triumph T120
1968 BSA A65
1968 MGB Roadster
1979 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta
1969 Honda Mini Trail
1939 farmall f30 tractor
2004 Honda Shadow Aero
1972 BSA Thunderbolt
1975 yamaha xs650b
1972 Norton commando
2 olive drab WWII military bicycle replicas
Support Your #1 BritBike Forum!

Check out British motorcycles for sale: British Motorcycles on e-Bay UK, British motorcycles on e-Bay North America
Re: ACF50 anyone use it?
raf940 #795549 01/13/20 8:46 pm
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 10,698
Likes: 32
Britbike forum member
Offline
Britbike forum member
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 10,698
Likes: 32
Yes it works but buy the liquid not in a spray can as it's cheaper that way.

Re: ACF50 anyone use it?
raf940 #795560 01/13/20 10:50 pm
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 1,333
Likes: 25
Britbike forum member
Offline
Britbike forum member
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 1,333
Likes: 25
I think its a good product and when tested ACF-50 comes in a good second place compared to XCP Rust Blocker, see This Test on YouTube.

However, I think that the XCP rust blocker is quite a thick product, more like WaxOil used to protect car internal chassis components.

I also have a cold unheated garage so I'm going to try ACF-50 as it seems more suitable for bikes.

Last edited by gunner; 01/13/20 10:55 pm.

1968 A65 Firebird
1967 B44 Shooting Star
1972 Norton Commando
Re: ACF50 anyone use it?
raf940 #795563 01/13/20 11:57 pm
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 5,059
Likes: 46
Britbike forum member
Offline
Britbike forum member
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 5,059
Likes: 46
I have been using it for some years now.
I understand that it is the only "preservative" approved by Rolls Royce Aero Engines for protecting their engines from corrosion when stored in remote locations.
As Kommando says--buy it in the liquid form.as it is far cheaper that way.
I think that I got mine from Amazon.
I then transfer some into a normal spray bottle.
When applying to a bike I spray a little onto the chrome, aluminum etc surfaces and then smear it across the whole surface using a piece of rag soaked in the liquid.
A little goes a long way using this method!
I have quite a few bikes in my restoration pipeline in unheated garages and it preserves them extremely well.
When you want to remove it just use hot water with detergent.
Highly recommended.

Re: ACF50 anyone use it?
raf940 #795578 01/14/20 10:34 am
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 5,335
Likes: 40
Britbike forum member
Online Content
Britbike forum member
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 5,335
Likes: 40
+1, its good stuff.


71 Devimead, John Hill, John Holmes A65 750
56 Norbsa 68 Longstroke A65
Cagiva Raptor 650
MZ TS 250
The poster formerly known as Pod
Re: ACF50 anyone use it?
raf940 #795703 01/15/20 8:21 pm
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 4,006
Likes: 4
raf940 Offline OP
Britbike forum member
OP Offline
Britbike forum member
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 4,006
Likes: 4
the stuff came today in 13oz spray can I squirted it on the 6 bikes that live in my garage and still have 2/3 a can left now we see how it works it supposed to keep raining


1972 Triumph T120
1968 BSA A65
1968 MGB Roadster
1979 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta
1969 Honda Mini Trail
1939 farmall f30 tractor
2004 Honda Shadow Aero
1972 BSA Thunderbolt
1975 yamaha xs650b
1972 Norton commando
2 olive drab WWII military bicycle replicas
Re: ACF50 anyone use it?
raf940 #795708 01/15/20 10:28 pm
Joined: Jun 2019
Posts: 65
Likes: 1
Britbike forum member
Offline
Britbike forum member
Joined: Jun 2019
Posts: 65
Likes: 1
I’ve used ACF50 and CorrosionX on airplanes but I’m too cheap to buy it for myself. Fogging oil seems to be a less expensive substitute worth considering.

Re: ACF50 anyone use it?
raf940 #795776 01/16/20 5:43 pm
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 1,333
Likes: 25
Britbike forum member
Offline
Britbike forum member
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 1,333
Likes: 25
My can of ACF50 arrived today, I gave it a quick trial by lightly spraying over chrome wheel rims and mudguards and then wiping over with a cloth.

From what I understand the idea is to first clean the bike, then spray a mist of AC50 all over the bike (excluding brakes), let the product soak in and then clean off using a microfiber cloth. Apparently ACF50 has a creeping action and will soak into areas not usually accessible, displacing moisture and keeping corrosion at bay.

I found the ACF50 to be purple in color and quite thick when sprayed from the can, it didn't mist as easily as something like WD40 so probably needs more application.

Following application and wiping over with a cloth, parts seemed to be nice and shiny and hopefully rust free for a while.


1968 A65 Firebird
1967 B44 Shooting Star
1972 Norton Commando
Re: ACF50 anyone use it?
raf940 #795786 01/16/20 7:09 pm
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 698
Likes: 2
Britbike forum member
Offline
Britbike forum member
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 698
Likes: 2
ACF50 works for corrosion but a little goes a long way and like previously mentioned it creeps, I used it in 5 gal. cans to corrosion proof interior surfaces of light aircraft and could find it creeping out of seams for years afterwards and would advise owners that if a paint job was in the near future to do it first. I use LPS2 for wiping down my lathe and for winterizing, I just don't wipe it off. WD40 would be my last choice just from my experience.

Re: ACF50 anyone use it?
raf940 #795796 01/16/20 10:00 pm
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 4,006
Likes: 4
raf940 Offline OP
Britbike forum member
OP Offline
Britbike forum member
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 4,006
Likes: 4
i did not spray on bike but liberally on worn out pair of cotton underpants several times and then rubbed bikes with it but not on tanks/sidepanels


1972 Triumph T120
1968 BSA A65
1968 MGB Roadster
1979 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta
1969 Honda Mini Trail
1939 farmall f30 tractor
2004 Honda Shadow Aero
1972 BSA Thunderbolt
1975 yamaha xs650b
1972 Norton commando
2 olive drab WWII military bicycle replicas
Re: ACF50 anyone use it?
raf940 #795799 01/16/20 10:15 pm
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 698
Likes: 2
Britbike forum member
Offline
Britbike forum member
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 698
Likes: 2
I find clean underpants work best...Mark

Re: ACF50 anyone use it?
raf940 #795810 01/17/20 12:18 am
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 4,006
Likes: 4
raf940 Offline OP
Britbike forum member
OP Offline
Britbike forum member
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 4,006
Likes: 4
they were clean, 100% cotton, white, my wife's, size 6, bring a smile to my face with every rub

Last edited by raf940; 01/17/20 12:19 am.

1972 Triumph T120
1968 BSA A65
1968 MGB Roadster
1979 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta
1969 Honda Mini Trail
1939 farmall f30 tractor
2004 Honda Shadow Aero
1972 BSA Thunderbolt
1975 yamaha xs650b
1972 Norton commando
2 olive drab WWII military bicycle replicas
Re: ACF50 anyone use it?
raf940 #795852 01/17/20 12:47 pm
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 6,938
Likes: 34
Britbike forum member
Offline
Britbike forum member
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 6,938
Likes: 34
Originally Posted by raf940
they were clean, 100% cotton, white, my wife's, size 6, bring a smile to my face with every rub


Probably not the smartest move to rub it on your face, it might cause dermatitis wink

Last edited by Allan Gill; 01/17/20 12:48 pm.

Now let’s all have a beer beerchug

68’ A65 Lightning “clubman”
71’ A65 823 Thunderbolt (undergoing restoration)
67’ D10 sportsman (undergoing restoration)
68’ D14 trials (undergoing transformation)

Re: ACF50 anyone use it?
Allan G #795856 01/17/20 1:51 pm
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 468
Likes: 37
Britbike forum member
Offline
Britbike forum member
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 468
Likes: 37
Originally Posted by Allan Gill
Originally Posted by raf940
they were clean, 100% cotton, white, my wife's, size 6, bring a smile to my face with every rub


Probably not the smartest move to rub it on your face, it might cause dermatitis wink
Or hair on the palms.


1967 T120R
1970 T120R
1970 Commando
Re: ACF50 anyone use it?
Hugh Jörgen #795906 01/18/20 3:59 am
Joined: Apr 2014
Posts: 281
Likes: 4
Britbike forum member
Offline
Britbike forum member
Joined: Apr 2014
Posts: 281
Likes: 4
Originally Posted by Hugh Jorgen
Or hair on the palms.


Nothing beats cotton panties.


Bruce Miller
aka The Hermit
The Bonnie Ref: https://www.hermit.cc/tmc/om/manual.htm
Re: ACF50 anyone use it?
raf940 #796646 01/26/20 2:00 pm
Joined: Sep 2015
Posts: 352
Britbike forum member
Offline
Britbike forum member
Joined: Sep 2015
Posts: 352
Just coat the chrome with a light coating of oil, you don't need any so called specialist product. Run my own valeting business in uk


Moderated by  Jon W. Whitley 

Link Copied to Clipboard
Home | Sponsors | Newsletter | Regalia | Calendar | Bike Project | BritBike Museum | Spiders Cartoons | DVD- Manuals & Parts books
Upgrade to: Gold Membership | Premium Membership | Vendor Membership | Site Sponsor Membership
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4