How do I protect my motorcycle from corrosion?

2019-02-16 by No Comments

How do I protect my motorcycle from corrosion?

Use a penetrating oil (e.g. WD-40) or a rust-proofing spray to give the bike’s engine and metal parts a good covering. This helps prevent rust and ensures there is no trapped water.

Does ACF-50 stop rust?

ACF-50, XCP Rust Blocker and XCP Clear Coat are all available in aerosol can form or as a bottle, which can be applied with a compressor and paint gun, allowing it to mist up into hard to reach areas.

How long does ACF-50 last?

12 months
When applied ACF-50 forms an ‘Active’ ultra-thin clear film that will kill any existing corrosion cells and will protect your bike against new corrosion forming. On areas such as switches or under the tank and seat, one application will last up to 12 months. Other more exposed areas will need topping up more regularly.

How do I protect my motorcycle from salt?

Before winter sets in, spray your bike with an anti-corrosion spray. This will create a barrier between the bike’s surface and the salt and water. Spend five minutes every day washing your bike with cold water. Don’t use hot water as this can react with the salt and assist corrosion.

Is rust on a motorcycle bad?

A rusty bicycle doesn’t just look bad, it can seriously hinder your bike’s performance. A rusty bike chain can slow you down, stop bells from working, and rust can corrode the spokes, which if left unchecked can reduce the structural integrity of your bike.

What is the best anti corrosion spray?

  1. Editor’s Pick: Rust Converter Ultra. Rust Converter Ultra is a highly rated, affordable, and easy-to-use solution to existing automotive rust problems.
  2. CRC White Lithium Grease Spray.
  3. WD-40 Specialist Long Term Corrosion Inhibitor.
  4. Dupli-Color Exact-Match Scratch Fix.
  5. Fluid Film Protectant and Lubricant.

Does wd40 prevent rust?

WD-40 Specialist® Corrosion Inhibitor is an anti-rust spray ideal for preventative maintenance and use in extreme environments such as high humidity. It has a long-lasting formula to protect metal parts by blocking rust and corrosion for up to 1 year outdoors or 2 years indoors.

Is road salt bad for motorcycle?

If left untreated, road salt has the potential to speed up the rusting process on a motorcycle as well as has the potential of fading and eating away at the paint on a motorcycle gas tank and frame. Road salt can still get on a motorcycle even if the roads seems dry in between winter storms.

What does salt do to a motorcycle?

Avoid slow, hidden damage Corrosion is a slow process that affects all the metal parts of your motorcycle. Salt will absorb moisture even in dry weather. So even on a sunny day, corrosion will be at work. In fact, heat increases the electrochemical process.