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Was finally able to get a ride in with all the rain and flooding we have had in Mississippi lately ,

However, after taking the cover off in my garage, I notice some spots where it seems there is some oxidation on some places ( Banjo Nut on Brake and Shift Rod has pitting that is staring to develop )

I imagine it is the climate here that is playing a huge part because we have had temps swing in the 60,s with torrential rain and 90% humidity , lot of foggy days , and then days in the 20’s 30’s

What do you guys use on the nuts and bolts/ pieces on your bikes to stop and prevent future corrosion?


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you can take a q-tip and jar of vaseline. put a little bit of vaseline on the q-tip and run it over the nuts and bolts that might corrode. doesn't need much, just an invisible film. don't recall where I got this tip from but it has worked for me. it will slowly collect dirt so ACF50 is a better solution but sometimes can be difficult to find locally.
 

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This is irony at a radically high level!!

During our days of developing a space program, it was quickly realized that they needed a way to stave off all the corrosion of the aluminum and other sensitive materials from the sea salt filled air of Cape Canaveral where the rockets were built and stored. They needed something to act as a Water Displacement. Something light, thin, easy to apply, didn't cause any issues of its own on sensitive components and would stay on, yet come off easily when desired.
They finally found the best means of this need for Water Displacement. But it took 40 tries to get the right formula.


On this forum and abroad we talk about all the uses for a product that besides its typical presumed use of lubricant can do everything from remove stickers, to softening leather.
Truth is, your situation is the actual, factual original intended use for
Water Displacement formula 40.
Aka
WD-40...
Which was never intended for a lubricant again, ironically..
 

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ACF 50 is basically WD 40 on steroids.
 

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Acf50 > anything else on the market.

Wd40 isn’t really an anticorrosive, it just repels water and leaves a film. Acf50 will actually eat/treat/prevent corrosion.

It’s our go to in most aviation shops. Also works in electrical connectors as well.

can be bought on eBay, amazon prime, aircraft spruce, and several other websites.


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For anyone that may be interested?

I spilt some ACF50 on my patio. I used boiling hot water from a kettle and washing detergent to scrub as much away as I could. Three months later when it rained water was still beading on that area. I use it on my bikes for Winter protection. I don't use it in the Summer months as dust and pollen will stick to it, I then revert to WD40 and a wax based furniture polish. One good application of ACF 50 should last you all Winter.

Best rust treatment I have ever come across again in the marine industry is a product called Fertan. It is either sprayable or paintable and seeps into nooks and crannies and sets to work. It dries and is paintable. Should it once again become damp it reactivates and carries on working. It was used prolifically in the harsh sea water environment.

 
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