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    Approx 40 years ago we used a product called ACF-50 for corrosion prevention on wiring connections (there was no heat shrink in those days). We also used it on light bulb sockets, door locks, hinges and ignition systems. I had one can left that I saved and used very sparingly over the years because I never ever saw the stuff again and assumed it was no longer available. About three years ago my engine started misfiring and I narrowed it down to a faulty ignition unit. I had acquired a replacement unit and was in the process of switching it out when I noticed the terminals where badly corroded. Decided to try cleaning it with some contact cleaner when I stumbled across my cherished can of ACF-50. Grabbing the can I proceeded to clean and treat all and every connection I could get to. Well needless to say the bike has run like a charm ever since. When my handle bar switches started to get sticky and malfunction, instead of taking them apart and cleaning them as is the normal fix I simply reached in with an extension straw and saturated the inside of the switches and they again performed like new. Even worked wonders on the release for my Zumo 660 mount which took to sticking badly and became difficult to press and release my GPS from the mount.

    Well this week I went into the local bike dealer to pick up some S-100 when what did I spy with my little blue eye but cans of ACF-50. Needless to say I bought 2 cans. I later decided to check the internet for it and this is what I found.

    http://learchem.com/industry/motorcycle.html

    http://learchem.com/products/acf-50.html

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    I also found it is available on Amazon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saddlebum View Post
    Approx 40 years ago we used a product called ACF-50 for corrosion prevention on wiring connections (there was no heat shrink in those days). We also used it on light bulb sockets, door locks, hinges and ignition systems. I had one can left that I saved and used very sparingly over the years because I never ever saw the stuff again and assumed it was no longer available. About three years ago my engine started misfiring and I narrowed it down to a faulty ignition unit. I had acquired a replacement unit and was in the process of switching it out when I noticed the terminals where badly corroded. Decided to try cleaning it with some contact cleaner when I stumbled across my cherished can of ACF-50. Grabbing the can I proceeded to clean and treat all and every connection I could get to. Well needless to say the bike has run like a charm ever since. When my handle bar switches started to get sticky and malfunction, instead of taking them apart and cleaning them as is the normal fix I simply reached in with an extension straw and saturated the inside of the switches and they again performed like new.

    Well this week I went into the local bike dealer to pick up some S-100 when what did I spy with my little blue eye but cans of ACF-50. Needless to say I bought 2 cans. I later decided to check the internet for it and this is what I found.

    http://learchem.com/industry/motorcycle.html

    http://learchem.com/products/acf-50.html

    https://www.venturerider.org/forum/a...hmentid=117070

    I also found it is available on Amazon.
    Is this the stuff and is this an ok deal on 2 cans Bum? I hope so cause this is what I just ordered: https://www.ebay.com/itm/ACF-50-Anti...UAAOSw9mBcq8jV

    Gonna undercoat our new car with it and even give Clyde my 82 4x4 shootin truck a hit, cover the snow blower and mowing deck on my garden tractor with it, shoot down Tweeks frame with it, gonna try it on the shooters and so on and so forth too - may even try it for a new deodorant if it smells good cause it says it will last 12 months .. Will give er a real world test with video and results too brother!!! THANKS SADDLEBUM FOR THE HEADS UP!!
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    I paid $16.99 per can Canadian not sure if that's a great price or not I was just so happy to see it I really didn't care. But if you look on the acf-50 website they even sell it in huge bulk containers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saddlebum View Post
    I paid $16.99 per can Canadian not sure if that's a great price or not I was just so happy to see it I really didn't care. But if you look on the acf-50 website they even sell it in huge bulk containers.
    That is what Puc needs, bulk containers. That way he can bathe in it (if he does bathe) and keep his body from corroding away. Love you Puc.

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    Alreadythen, made right close, in Mississauga and sold at AirCraft Spruce. Who da thot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcarl View Post
    Alreadythen, made right close, in Mississauga and sold at AirCraft Spruce. Who da thot!
    I actually wondered about that when I started looking into it more. Just checked $16.50 for a can in cowpucs case $3,309.00 for a 45 gallon drum so he can take that bath.

    https://www.aircraftspruce.ca/catalog/cspages/acf50.php
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvester View Post
    That is what Puc needs, bulk containers. That way he can bathe in it (if he does bathe) and keep his body from corroding away. Love you Puc.

    GREAT PLAN THERE SLY-VESTER !!! I was starting to smell a little funny here since it hadn't for a good while till today.. Besides,,, maybe the stuff will also enhance floatability so if that raft your sending me off to parts unknown in gets a hole in it I can still make it to those lands unknown where the land is covered with lop eared varmints who will freely clothe and feed me and let me ride their bikes for free while out going from corner to corner with my "need $5 for a hamburger" sign..

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    Hmm may have to add a can of that to my inventory. I also need to pick up a can of Kroil This is some fantastic break free stuff. Liquid wrench and WD got nuttin on this stuff.
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    I have used this stuff on my Ural for a couple years now.

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    Figured I would try it, just ordered a 13oz can.
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    WOWZY WOW WOW WOW,, this stuff must also have some kind of high tech space age lubricity to it too cause look what already showed up at my door - talk about SLICK... Sylvester ,,, unfortunately Sly definitely not enough here to bath in,,, maybe I will try in a direct application under the arms and between my toes and see how it works before I order a 55 gallon drum of it
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    Quote Originally Posted by cowpuc View Post
    WOWZY WOW WOW WOW,, this stuff must also have some kind of high tech space age lubricity to it too cause look what already showed up at my door - talk about SLICK... Sylvester ,,, unfortunately Sly definitely not enough here to bath in,,, maybe I will try in a direct application under the arms and between my toes and see how it works before I order a 55 gallon drum of it
    Thanks for the info saddlebum! YOU DA MAN BROTHER!!
    I think you're correct Puc! This stuff is super slick. I ordered a 32oz. bottle yesterday and it was on my doorstep when I home this afternoon.
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    I discovered another interesting tidbit of information about this acf-50 that I didn't know before but discovered while looking up a chart on Rust preventative and posting this link
    https://www.venturerider.org/forum/s...806-Fluid-film
    That it was included in the military study on Rust preventative and that acf-50 also ranks among the top outranking both Krown and Rust Check.
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    To be honest, I have never heard of this product. Looks very promising to me.
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