ACF50 for Alaska Haul Road - How much needed

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  1. slane6

    slane6 Been here awhile

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    I am getting ready to order some ACF50 to apply to my V-Strom 650 in preparation for going through Alaska and up the haul road: how much is needed to prep? A 32oz bottle? A 13oz spray can?
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  2. Bayner

    Bayner Long timer

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    Just one aerosol can should be plenty. A little goes a long way with that stuff.
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    Hoping to be just like the OP....same bike even!!!
    Do you spray the whole bike, or just metal parts? Does it need to be re-applied after raining? What else should I know about using it?
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  4. ride4321

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    One can coats my DR650 a few times. I apply to all the metal parts. I just leave it on all winter and scrub the bike down in the spring. It'll hold up to rain and light washings but I wouldn't scrub it down until you're back. Are you expecting salty roads? I wouldn't bother coating the bike with it just for mud myself but it'll probably help having it on there if that's your concern.
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    scootac Just a Traveler

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  6. motokeith

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    They use Calcium Chloride on the dirt roads for dust control. When it gets wet it is basically salt mud, and dries to something like cement.

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  7. ride4321

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    Oh, then this stuff will do the job. Best to apply at warm temps.
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  8. scootac

    scootac Just a Traveler

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    Looks like a job to do at home before starting a trip if bike needs to be well cleaned before applying.
    Will the CaCl mud come off with garden hose pressure, or need higher car wash pressure?
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  9. Schmokel

    Schmokel I got peed on today.

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  10. WJBertrand

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    Dunno about CaCl, but we ran across a lot of MgCl being applied for dust control on Kebler pass in Colorado. I think either is bad due to the Chloride, which is the bad actor. The MgCl dries like stone but I was pleasantly surprised that it softened up and came off with relatively mild water pressure. No need for a pressure washer.
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    I prefer Beoshield T9. It doesn't fling like ACF 50 and dries to a wax coating and lasts a long time. Check it out.
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  12. Nesbocaj

    Nesbocaj Earth, we're #1

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    I apply the ACF-50 with an old airbrush OUTSIDE.
    Maybe the wife has one of those make-up airbrushes.....??:D
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  13. motokeith

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    On our return from Deadhorse we stopped at a carwash in Fairbanks and that removed most of the stuff. When I got back to CA I finished the job by douching the entire bike in WD40 and letting it set for a couple hours before giving the bike a hand wash.
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    For those that haven't looked into it...corrosionX is much more bio-safe, and has the same if not better corrosion resistant properties than ACF50. The aviation community has all but abandoned ACF50 for CorrosionX. Many airports no longer allow ACF50 to be applied due to the hazard. Be careful about breathing ACF50 during the application process.
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    Crown products is what we use on our salt trucks it gets into everything it's a rust proofing with an oil base keeps water out of conections also there located in Canada and ship to the states
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  16. YJake

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    I use ACF50 on all of my bikes. I only apply it to the metal parts several times a year and before every road trip.

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    A can will be enough to do the business ke 2 or three times - warm it first and then try to mist it on a fine spray the whole bike - not controls tyres and brakes obviously and then wipe over with a cloth empregnated with it to try to cover everything - it’s great on electrical connectors too
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    Key is to get it nice and hot, otherwise it wont mist at all.
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    Just got a can of this, was going to use ACF50 but this would arrive quicker. Usually have a rat bike for salty spring roads but not this year, hope the Corrosion X keeps the salt at bay!
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    Friend of mine did that; it was all gone by the time he got to Dalton

    And no that sh!t is nasty I washed my bike with pressure washer twice in Fairbanks and was still getting soap bubbles every time it rained weeks later. I think it is still there a year later.

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