ACF-50 review link

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ACF-50 review link
« on: February 21, 2018, 10:45:07 PM »
A few have asked me more about ACF-50.
Here's a primer-pardon the pun.

https://www.mslmagazine.co.uk/tested-acf-50-corrosion-protection-review/
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Re: ACF-50 review link
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2018, 03:14:43 AM »
It is good stuff, been using it for years.  :thumb:


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Re: ACF-50 review link
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2018, 03:46:35 AM »
Here is a comparison done by the National Aging Aircraft research program of 10 anti corrosion products including AFC-50 and others.

http://www.tc.faa.gov/logistics/grants/pdf/1996/96-g-001.pdf
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Re: ACF-50 review link
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2018, 04:23:19 AM »
It's great stuff.  I use it on brake pins(being super careful to keep it off the pads and rotors) and lower running gear.  There's a ton of salt still on the roads in the Spring here.  It's hell on fasteners. 

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Re: ACF-50 review link
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2018, 10:09:23 AM »
Here is a comparison done by the National Aging Aircraft research program of 10 anti corrosion products including AFC-50 and others.

http://www.tc.faa.gov/logistics/grants/pdf/1996/96-g-001.pdf
Looks like good stuff for your Aging Aircraft made of aluminum but I'll stick with my Petroleum jelly for battery terminals and contacts LOL




Seriously, it does look like it would be good for spraying over the bike to ward off salt corrosion this time of year.
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Re: ACF-50 review link
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2018, 11:52:20 AM »
Here is a comparison done by the National Aging Aircraft research program of 10 anti corrosion products including AFC-50 and others.

http://www.tc.faa.gov/logistics/grants/pdf/1996/96-g-001.pdf

Actually I'm in the middle of a casual test of ACF-50, WD 40, motor oil, and several other lubes.  In Nov I coated several nails and put them out in my yard.  I'll photograph the results and post it.  I was going to wait until the end of March, but I'll take look after work to see how it's progressing.   
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Re: ACF-50 review link
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2018, 02:58:15 PM »
MCN did a teat like that not to long ago.
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Re: ACF-50 review link
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2018, 05:46:09 PM »
I use it on all the bare aluminum on all my bikes, my 72 Eldorado has had it on for four years and the aluminum is holding up like the day I cleaned / polished it.
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« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2018, 08:57:18 PM »
Quick question - does it "set up" hard, or does it stay liquid, or tacky, so that it would hold dust & road grime?

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Re: ACF-50 review link
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2018, 03:10:18 AM »
Quick question - does it "set up" hard, or does it stay liquid, or tacky, so that it would hold dust & road grime?

It stays liquid-like but not tacky.  I wipe it on, because excess does pool.

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Re: ACF-50 review link
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2018, 07:34:23 AM »
So where do you purchase this stuff?

I prefer to go to a brick & mortar store if that's an option.

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In Vancouver it's available at Aviall near YVR, not a retail store they only take credit
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Re: ACF-50 review link
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2018, 08:07:30 AM »
So where do you purchase this stuff?

I prefer to go to a brick & mortar store if that's an option.

I had to buy mine on Amazon.  I use it mainly for electrical connections, although sometimes I use Ox-guard instead. 
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Re: ACF-50 review link
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2018, 09:53:05 AM »
For Canadians there is an Ebay seller in Ontario that sells it by the gallon for a reasonable price.

I think its the same folks that sell carburetor rebuild kits. ACF 50 eventually dries and just has a clear finish.

Most aircraft maintenance supply stores sell it as well.
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Re: ACF-50 review link
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2018, 07:49:13 AM »
Actually I'm in the middle of a casual test of ACF-50, WD 40, motor oil, and several other lubes.  In Nov I coated several nails and put them out in my yard.  I'll photograph the results and post it.  I was going to wait until the end of March, but I'll take look after work to see how it's progressing.   

Any results?   We're talking about ACF-50 again .....
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Re: ACF-50 review link
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2018, 08:10:39 AM »
I use it mostly to keep my PTO couplers from corroding, but it works great on motorcycle wheels, too.
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Re: ACF-50 review link
« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2018, 08:16:38 AM »
Love that stuff, I took a bath in it the other day.
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« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2018, 08:51:57 AM »
I like the way CorrosionX smells better.

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Re: ACF-50 review link
« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2018, 10:45:40 AM »
This stuff was developed for aircraft mainly and I have used it on all my vehicles (rolling) and aircraft.

Really is nothing better.

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« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2018, 11:45:32 AM »
This stuff was developed for aircraft mainly and I have used it on all my vehicles (rolling) and aircraft.

Really is nothing better.

IMHO

When it's applied to aircraft, how is that done?    Is it OK if it gets on doped fabric surfaces, or paint (although I know there's not much paint on the usual airplane)?

Do you apply it the same way to a motorcycle?    Motorcycles and airplanes share a lot of commonality; reliability and weight-concern being two exceptions ....

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Re: ACF-50 review link
« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2018, 12:06:45 PM »
Based on the decay rate shown on page 5, ACF 50 only appears to about halve the corrosion rate of bare metal.   This is nothing to write home about.  I use ACF 50 but it appears there are WAY better products to use than ACF 50.

But given how hard it is to find ACF 50, I won't bother even looking for the others.

It would have been nice if they had WD40 in their test.  It couldn't have performed much more poorly than ACF 50.

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« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2018, 02:36:01 PM »
When it's applied to aircraft, how is that done?    Is it OK if it gets on doped fabric surfaces, or paint (although I know there's not much paint on the usual airplane)?

Do you apply it the same way to a motorcycle?    Motorcycles and airplanes share a lot of commonality; reliability and weight-concern being two exceptions ....

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I agree, aircraft and motos have allot in common for sure!

You spray of use brushes to coat anything that will oxidize. Used for the most part for aluminum structures (what it was developed for) where its difficult to inspect closely like inside airfoils.

Never had a problem with paint or rubber/plastic.

Bare aluminum aircraft structures have a corrosion problem so before the clad alloys we have today it was important for structural integrity to keep corrosion at bay.

Its good product. There may be an equal out there but I doubt there is any better.

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The comments I have made or just my opinion and experience. Most aviation maintence operations  (including the military) use it.

 
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« Reply #21 on: May 17, 2018, 02:42:59 PM »
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Re: ACF-50 review link
« Reply #22 on: May 17, 2018, 02:46:03 PM »
Not withstanding the data sheets, I run a heavy duty snowplow all winter.  WD 40 won't last a day against the salt brine a plow lives in.  ACF-50 lasts at LEAST 3 months in an environment a motorcycle will never see.  If you don't thing plowing will eat thru anything including powder coated steel think again.  ACF-50 lasts and works.  Other stuff may, too, but I have no empirical knowledge of that.  I do know that at the end of every season my stuff looks perfect and the others guys-well, not so much.
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« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2018, 04:24:25 PM »
I'm going to get some and start using it on stuff.   
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