Scottoiler has a long tradition of taking new approaches to problems and developing better solutions to common issues. The FS 365 Complete Bike Protector is no exception. Keeping your motorcycle pristine all year around, the award-winning FS 365 works in a different way than traditional bike and corrosion protectors.
What is FS 365 Complete Bike Protector?
FS 365 Complete Bike Protector is a water-based corrosion inhibitor. The idea is that you spray it on and the water content carries it into all the hard to reach places of the bike, we’re talking every tiny little gap. The water content then evaporates leaving a film of protection on all surfaces.
The science bit – how it works:
Pure water on it’s own will not cause corrosion, however as soon as it comes into contact with the atmosphere it absorbs acidic gases such as carbon dioxide that do. This is where FS 365 comes in. FS 365 is formulated using mild alkalis and chemical compounds known as pH buffers that work to balance out the acidic elements.
The process of rusting and oxidising requires water vapour, air and time (salt and heat speed up this process as catalysts to the reaction). FS 365 acts as a corrosion inhibitor in two further ways:
- In general by supplying a lubricant to all metal surfaces which builds up as you re-apply, protecting them from the air.
- When it comes into contact with salt it reduces its catalytic effect on the corrosion process.
FS 365 is a blend of mineral oil, surfactant, anti-corrosion additives and water, which forms a stable micro solution. This forms an effective layer of protection against corrosion, clinging to all surfaces and building up over time with each application. FS 365 is water soluble and readily biodegradable which further helps when it comes to cleaning as any dirt which sticks to the FS layer is easily washed away.
So, in essence, FS 365 works as a barrier protector as well as disrupting the chemical processes involved in corrosion. With continued re-application, FS 365 makes cleaning the bike easier and builds up layers of protection.
What can I spray it on?
The FS 365 should be applied after every run and every time you wash the bike – it can be sprayed onto a wet bike and even a dirty bike. It is safe to use on all materials.
Simply spray on to plastic, metal, engine components, hoses, carbon fibre, anodised surfaces - it won't affect them, only leaving a thin layer of protection which can be buffed up to a nice shine.
Do not spray FS 365 on the brake discs, callipers or tyres, although if you do, don’t panic. Wipe off and thoroughly hose off with water. FS 365 will wash off without damage. We recommend regular re-application of FS 365 for best results, even if your bike is in storage, as temperature changes can cause condensation to occur.
What’s the difference between FS 365 Complete Bike Protector and other corrosion protector products?
Most other products focus on a one-time application that should last as long as possible. These products use tacky additives to create a barrier to the environment – a good solution but you can never be sure how long the protection will last.
FS 365 works on the basis of frequent applications and follows the principle of Scottoiler chain oiler systems: Doing something regularly is better than intermittent application. It can be easily applied in a few minutes and protects your bike – before, after and during the ride. If you really like your current corrosion protector the good news is you can use both methods at the same time: Use a barrier protector for long term storage and FS 365 for when you are out and about.
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