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ACF-50 (Anti-Corrosion Formula) is an aerospace product that is now available to the automotive industry. lts aviation approval is MIL-SPEC 8L309 Type ll and lll, which means it is approved for ferrous and non-ferrous metals, electrical systems and electronic components.
It is a VERY sophisticated type of 'thin film' water displacement product designed as a corrosion prevention and inhibiting compound for the harsh environmental conditions associated with aircraft operation with the added advantage that it will stop existing corrosion and is slow to deteriorate (it has a 12 to 18 month active life).
lt is also a very efficient penetrant without loosening structural attachments (a bit disastrous on an aircraft or motorcycle) and an excellent lubricant without having any high-pressure (HP) lubricants, wax, silicon or Teflon additives (which actually seal in moisture thereby aggravating and perpetuating the corrosion process). lt is 'pro-active', neither passive nor waxy, is compatible with plastics and paint and is EXTREMELY ECONOMICAL IN USE - AND CONTAINS NO WATER.
Its uses on cars its use is very similar to those on aircraft. Sprayed into the difficult to access body and chassis points, joints and welds , brackets, inner wings, sills & all body panels where the corrosion works away un-noticed! On hidden parts of the engine, radiators, fuel tank, callipers, axles, suspension components, wheels, under the bonnet and anywhere on the car, really because it will work hard to prevent corrosion and structural degeneration. Where corrosion is already evident it will help inhibit further progress by insulating and electrically 'switching off the corrosion cell.
lt will also penetrate around bolts, screws and hardware protecting them and preventing seizure. Other exposed parts will benefit from ACF-5O's thin film technology by not corroding, all bright work, grills, headlight surrounds, body trims, wire wheels and is also excellent on black plastic trim without leaving the residue of silicon and will stay looking good and will clean up easily after a salt laden drive.
It will protect electrical joints, plugs and components and prevent corrosion causing high resistance joints. This goes for PCB's and electronics as well, such as computerised ignition and fuel control units and their multi pin plugs, while switches, controls and levers will all be lubricated as well as protected from corrosion. Multi pin plugs and connectors benefit from having ACF-50 applied directly to the contacts.
WHAT DOES IT ACTUALLY DO?
lt will, with regular applications; make maintenance easier and save you money, make the car easier to clean, look better, help prevent surface/structural/electrical corrosion related failure thereby increasing reliability and it will increase the car's value. That's what it will actually do!
HOW TO USE IT:
Being designed for aircraft it has a non-flammable propellant so when cold it sprays like shaving foam. Keep the tin warm and shake it really well before use to activate the propellant. Give the area the lightest coating/spray you can, enough so that when it creeps it will cover all. It really does creep, so caution with callipers or it will creep on to the pads. Also use a rag and spread it over the areas sprayed. The rag gets impregnated and then spreads it further. In hidden areas it will last up to a year & at least a year in plugs and switches. Exposed areas just re-treat as necessary. You can tell if it is still active because any water will 'bead' on contact.
Do not use on tyres, brake pads, footrests, control levers, handlebar grips & seats, any over spray should be removed by wiping with a cloth or light degreaser.
MIL SPEC 81309 TYPE II AND III APPROVALS
Which means ACF-50 is approved for ferrous and non-ferrous metals, electrical systems and electronic components.
the corrosive effects of road salt.
non drying, ultra thin, clear film.
CONTAINS NO WATER, SILICON, TEFLON OR WAX
No sticky build up, no risk of existing corrosion being sealed in and no risk of water remaining where it will cause corrosion and damage electrics.
Which means that it 'creeps' and 'keeps on working'.
DOESN'T NEED REAPPLYING AFTER EVERY WASH!
Under tanks/seat areas, on electrics etc. ACF-50 will last up to 12 months. On more exposed areas retreat as necessary.
95% product. A little goes a long way and lasts ages.
SAFE TO USE ANYWHERE ON THE CAR OR BIKE
But go easy on the callipers due to the obvious need to avoid the brake discs and pads!) Can be sprayed directly into electrical joints and components where it will prevent corrosion induced failures and high resistance joints.
The look of the bike and brings black trim up a treat.
LIGHT LUBRICANT & PENETRANT
For 100% corrosion protection use ACF-50 in conjunction with its sister product "Corrosion Block Grease", which has all the same anti-corrosion properties as ACF-50 and was specifically designed to provide maximum protection under severe conditions.
F2 Motorcyclists say:
"It's the best anti-seize grease we have ever used, long lasting & no corrosion. Even 6 months later all the fasteners coated with Corrosion Block could be undone with ease"