Why you should swap to a Salt-Free cleaner!
Why you should swap to a salt-free cleaner!
It’s well known that riding your bike in sea water would harm your bike, just like riding on road salts… So why would you care for your bike with salt containing products….?
What does “salt-free” mean?
Salt-free means that our products contain 0% salt related ingredients, which ultimately means that there are no corrosive components within our formulas that can harm your bike itself or any of your bike parts.
What do salts do to my bike?
There are many types of salts, however they are harmful when they come into contact with any parts of a bike. Although issues may not arise after one wash, over time you will notice your paints may fade, plastics become dull, rubber seals become brittle and parts may seem to breakdown quicker than they should…
The biggest issue bike owners have with salts is that they are corrosive. Corrosion is a chemical reaction with metal – a common metal used on bikes is aluminium, in fact the majority of bikes are aluminium based. Unfortunately, using a cleaner containing salts and water speeds up oxidation (the corrosion of aluminium). Once aluminium is corroded it cannot be undone. It is better to protect your bike by using the correct products and salt-free cleaners, as well as cleaning your bike as quickly as possible if it has come into contact with any salts in the environment.
How do I know if I am using a salt-free cleaner?
In the UK, Pro-GreenMX products are the only 100% genuine salt-free cleaning products available on the market. However, there are a couple of ways for you to be able to see if your cleaner contains any salts.
1. Check the ingredients – as an example one of our main competitors bike cleaner label states “<5% EDTA and Salts Thereof” this is stating that there are corrosive salts in the product.
2. Check the wash time – if the product can only be in contact with your bike for a short period of time this is because there are harmful components in the product – a common instruction is leave a ready to use bike cleaner on for no longer than 3-7 minutes, which is a very short period of time, and unrealistic – our cleaner can be left on all day/night/week/month/year if you wish & no damage will be done, even if used neat! However 15 minutes is more than enough time to get your bike shining.
As the manufacturer of ‘The Premier Salt-Free Cleaner’ we strongly advise every bike owner to consider swapping to a salt-free cleaner to keep your bike looking and performing like new for longer and to save your bike parts from ageing before their time.
If you have any more questions on why you should swap to a salt-free cleaner please get in touch via social media or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pro-GreenMX – your ‘Premier Salt-Free Cleaner’