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What is ACF-50?
ACF-50, Anti-Corrosion Formula, is a state of the art, anti-corrosion/lubricant compound that has been specifically designed for the Aerospace Industry.
ACF-50 can be described as an ultra thin fluid film compound that must be applied on an annual basis. ACF-50 actively penetrates through the corrosion deposits to the base of the cell where it emulsifies and encapsulates the electrolyte, lifting it away from the metal surface.
ACF-50 then dispels this moisture and provides an atmospheric barrier, which prevents any further moisture contact, thereby keeping the cell inactive. This compound continues to actively penetrate and "creep" into the tightest of seams, lap joints, micro cracks and around rivet heads, dissipating the moisture, even salt water, in these corrosion prone areas.
These unique abilities of ACF-50 remain effective for 12 months, gradually disappearing as it is chemically consumed.
What will it actually do?
Being ‘Pro Active’ about corrosion control is the best way to protect your investment. Regular ACF-50 treatments reduce maintenance costs and improve overall flight safety. The application methods and specially designed equipment, deliver ACF-50’s penetrating fog to all critical aircraft structure. Only ACF-50’s advanced corrosion control properties protect both airframe and avionics systems.
2. Rotorwing Aircraft
Spray into: tail boom section, engine compartments, strap pack, landing gear, air vent cables, rotor head, grip areas, avionics, antenna mounts, cannon plugs. Spray or wipe on blades.
Spray into: floats, fuselage, vertical & horizontal stabilizers, wing sections, bilge area, exterior of motors, connectors, cannon plugs, avionics, micro switches, antenna mounts.
Spray into: trim drum actuators, micro switches, landing gear and compartments, wheel hubs, thrust reverse mechanisms. Wipe on nacelles.
ACF-50 - In Brief
ACF-50 is a light carrier with a proprietary package of additives that transform it into an astonishing creeping-fluid AND an outstanding de-watering fluid too. These properties mean that just the smallest amount will get into every crevice, every blemish of corrosion, and utterly remove the water. No water means no corrosion, period. And that’s just the start of it. ACF-50 stays in place for up to two years, actively spreading, sacrificing itself to keep corrosion at bay.
Facts About ACF-50