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ACF 50 Caution #406708
10/11/16 07:28 PM
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I have recently had some paintwork done on my car and was generally chatting to the Morgan engineer who completed the work about the best way to protect the seams.
He has observed that over the course of a few years the ACF 50 turns the plastic beading strip into a gelatinous mess.

I shall be reverting to 3 in 1 oil again in these areas as per the cars handbook.

There is still plenty of areas to use the ACF 50 on the car.


Regards Richard

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Re: ACF 50 Caution [Re: +8Rich] #406714
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I have been following, without using as of yet, the advice that ACF50 was the thing to use on the beading. However, I have just discovered something called Armorall Protectorant Silicone Spray and am now considering using that.....it works well on wellington boots!

Before I use the Armorall on the car could I ask if any TMers have used this spray? And if so, what is their opinion?


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Re: ACF 50 Caution [Re: +8Rich] #406737
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Is there much need to use anything on the beading?

I just spray on Quick Detailer and it looks perfect, no creaks or squeaks either, unless non Aero'd cars are different and need a bit more lube (oh er).


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Re: ACF 50 Caution [Re: NickCW] #406740
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Yes the the trads need to keep the seams lubricated and protected from ingress of water, they are known corrosion arears - it sounds like you Aero guys don't need it.


Regards Richard

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Re: ACF 50 Caution [Re: +8Rich] #406748
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Armor All works on tyres but I don't think it will last long in the beading.


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Re: ACF 50 Caution [Re: DaveW] #406757
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Originally Posted By DaveW
Armor All works on tyres

But not a good idea to get it on the tread area, nor motorcycle seats... smile


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Re: ACF 50 Caution [Re: Graham, G4FUJ] #406767
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Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Originally Posted By DaveW
Armor All works on tyres

But not a good idea to get it on the tread area, nor motorcycle seats... smile

Yes there are many tales of the folly of using Armor All on motorcycle seat stars


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Re: ACF 50 Caution [Re: +8Rich] #406779
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Are we talking Armor or Amore on the seats? innocent


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Re: ACF 50 Caution [Re: +8Rich] #406780
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Keith at BHM assures us that a light oil (3in1) is the best for the seams. I will follow that advice.


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Re: ACF 50 Caution [Re: DaveW] #406844
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Dave W:

Interesting that you say that Armorall won't last long on the beading, I thought that it impregnated the rubber to keep it supple and stop it drying out. Is there a reason that it won't be as effective as 3 in 1 or similar?


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