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    Hi all I was just wandering what people are using for cleaning and protection the engine casing seems like cast rough effect any particular cleaner I should use as I want to protect it aswel
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    Muc Off and ACF 50 which is WD40 on steroids works for me but there are cheaper alternatives apparently....

    http://harleyforum.org.uk/showthread...light=cleaning

    http://harleyforum.org.uk/showthread...ngine+cleaning

    http://harleyforum.org.uk/showthread...ngine+cleaning
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    read the threads m8 seems acf50 and wd works I take it works good on the cast casing

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    GT85 spray was another product that was once mentioned before and it is cheap as sh&&. I have a tin but i also have acf50 so sticking with the premier league stuff instead of the division 1 stuff at the moment..

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    I found buying cheaper than ACF 50 is false economy. A single can of ACF 50 has lasted me two Winters, brought back the lustre of my black stone sinks in the kitchen numerous times and been used on a number of other uses.

    As mentioned in another thread I applied the first Winter coat to my bike of ACF50 just over three weeks ago. Some migrated onto the drive block paving. Despite getting a boiling kettle of water and scrubbing the small area with detergent the water when it rains still beads on that area.

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    ACF is the best all round engine "cleaner" and corrosion inhibitor on the market bar none imho. It works a treat keeping things from severe corrosion but the trick is in regualr application on those parts subject to high heat and to wiping off excess to avoid build-up of crud. A regular wash with my pressure washer (nozzle turned to only medium pressure), a wipedown with an oily rag and re-application of AFC is all I usually do. For the rest of the bike, I've cut and polished the (new) paintwork and then used a specialist SiO2 application on paintwork followed by periodic additions of Carlack68 polish. Paint work comes up like new after every wash and light buffing. What appeared to be swirl marks are only formed in the polish and not the paint so disappear with each clean and new coat of Carlack.

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    Can't rate ACF50 highly enough.
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    ordered acf50

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave05 View Post
    ordered acf50
    Good call. I usually wash engine, dry it with bike drier, polish it up with Mr sheen, spray it with ACF 50 and then dry it all off later in the day and then spray it with a good car/bike wax. Then dry that off.
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