Old 18th September 2019, 10:33 PM #1
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Keeping engine clean ish

Hey,
trying to keep my engine as clean as I can and I've been looking at products to keep it clean... Some seems to spray WD40 or ACF50 ... Don't want anything sticky that can attract grime or crap off the road...

Curious as to what most of you use if any at all ;-)

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Old 19th September 2019, 09:13 AM #2
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Re: Keeping engine clean ish

The only way to keep it clean is to clean it regularly.

ACF50 will do an amazing job at protecting it and keeping it rust free.

Only thing you might want to look into it is things like nano coating, etc but I'm not sure how they work with hot surfaces though. And still nano coating will keep the heavy stuff away but you'll need to rinse it every now and then.
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Re: Keeping engine clean ish

A thin coat of acf50 will leave the engine covered in road crud BUT when you wash it off, the engine will be rust free. I don't know of any other products that will protect but not get dirty. There is a the can of spray called 'leave it in the garage and polish it but not ride it' but I don't recomend that. It's as much fun as sitting in a car in a traffic jam.
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Re: Keeping engine clean ish

I use FS365. If you're prepared to spray it on regularly, it keeps the dirt from sticking.

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Re: Keeping engine clean ish

....A bit odd but i've used Swarfega since the 80's for cleaning the whole bike..takes about half hour ...brush it on and rince......nothing matches the smell when the engine is drying....mmmm...
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Re: Keeping engine clean ish

Supposedly a wipe over with some pledge furniture polish works wonders on a motorbike.
Know a lad who does it and swears by it.
He also used Tesco multi surface wipes too.
Dirt just falls off when you wash it next time.

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Supposedly a wipe over with some pledge furniture polish works wonders on a motorbike.
Know a lad who does it and swears by it.
He also used Tesco multi surface wipes too.
Dirt just falls off when you wash it next time.
Mr Sheen is better....
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Re: Keeping engine clean ish

Barry, Martin,Charlie.....???
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Re: Keeping engine clean ish

Kkd resolve x is probably what your after .can easily withstand the temps
The engine would have to be fully degreased and decontaminated for it to bond so a lot more prep than acf50

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Hey,
trying to keep my engine as clean as I can and I've been looking at products to keep it clean... Some seems to spray WD40 or ACF50 ... Don't want anything sticky that can attract grime or crap off the road...

Curious as to what most of you use if any at all ;-)

Cheers
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Mr Sheen is better....
Mr Sheen shines umpthing things clean..........
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Re: Keeping engine clean ish

mr Sheen etc are just waxes, great stuff but needs to be regularly applied.
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Re: Keeping engine clean ish

Hum thanks for your inputs... some interesting ideas here. I think I'll try some acf50 and see how it does. for now...
I tend to give a light wash to the bike most weekend to keep dirt from really sticking anyway.
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Mr Sheen or Pledge is what they use to keep fairings shiny in WSBK. If they contain silicone, would there be a problem if you wanted to repaint at any stage?
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Road dirt and muck is handy to remove, wait till you ride through a patch of cowshit some day, break your fucking heart trying to get that stuff off.
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