FAQ

How would I know which Lanoguard product I need?

On every one of our bottles you will see there are four icons which should clearly show which product meets your needs. But, for a guide, if its harsh environments, salt or marine for example, choose the Marine range. It its general protection choose the Outdoor range. Outdoor is suitable for fabrics, woods and leathers too, whereas the Marine range are not.

Is Lanoguard safe to handle?

The contents, the bottle, and the overall solution is a safe product to handle and to use, and it does not present any issues if you are carrying out a safety risk assessment. It is also non-harmful to animals or the environment.

Is Lanoguard an eco-friendly product?

Lanoguard is eco-friendly and has green non-hazardous certifications. It does not require special handling, protective clothing or disposable gloves, which all add to the carbon footprint of utilising a product that is hazardous. The primary ingredient of Lanoguard is Lanolin which is a very ecologically safe and sound base. In fact, an entire dam in New Zealand was moved down river on a base of lanolin which shows you how the river authority was not concerned about any toxins that would be left as a result.

How is Lanoguard made?

Lanoguard gets its name from lano as in lanolin and guard as in protection. It is made from the oils of the fleece of sheep. The oils are extracted using a scouring process. Lanoguard uses a high-grade lanolin which goes through laboratory testing to ensure we get the consistency and the quality of that lanolin. The unique thing about our manufacturing process is that not only are we using high-grade lanolin, we are also using what we call the greener part of hydrocarbons. Lots of hydrocarbons are quite petro-based. We are not. So, with the greener part of it, that allows us to be still in the natural side of the process. We also have a unique blending process that allows us to blend more lanolin into the product which is a good thing and quite a difference to our competitors.

What preperation do I need to do before I apply Lanoguard?

All Lanoguard products are able to resist jet washing to 200 bar/3000 psi. Therefore when applying Lanoguard, it is advisable to ensure whatever you want to protect is clean first so that if you jetwash the item later, it will come up clean again. If Aesthetics are not important, then the preparation is minimal. Just remove loose rust or flakes and any grease or oil if possible. Then, just spray Lanoguard on the item you wish to treat and wipe away any access with a cloth.

How do I clean off or remove Lanoguard?

There are two ways to remove Lanoguard. You can use a citrus based cleaner which we can supply in our shop or you can steam clean it off.

Where and how can I use Lanoguard on my Motorcycle?

We would suggest our Lanoguard Marine and Chassis spray and Prop-tection grease for general motorbike maintenance.

Marine and Chassis – Motorbike Maintenance

Spray in all areas of exposed metal, especially chain, wheels, sprockets etc. The spray is good for getting in those areas you can’t with a cloth to wipe it on.

  • Do not apply on brake discs or brake pads, as the product is a lubricant and low friction.
  • The spray can be used to protect all electrics and wiring looms.
  • We would not recommend using it on the switch gear (indicator and headlight switches etc.) as it will be slightly greasy to the touch for a while. (Although a light spray on switch gear could help lubricate the inner workings and prevent the workings from corrosion damage , just need to wipe off excess spray around the switchgear)
  • It won’t perish rubber or seals so it’s ok to spray around forks and shocks etc.
  • Spray on and wipe off any excess.

Prop-tection Grease- – Motorbike Maintenance

Our Prop-tection grease is an amazing chain lubricant and chain life extender (making the chain smoother to drive with, stretching much less over time and a chain life of up to 3 times longer our customers tell us).

The best way to apply this is to warm up the prop-tection to around 60 degrees Celsius (which is when it just turns to a liquid). It can be gently heated in the Lanoguard pot in a microwave, checking frequently to ensure that it is not overheating. Use a paint brush to brush it on or if the chain can be taken off, put the heated prop-tection grease in a shallow tray pull the chain through and hold the chain up to drip dry for a few minutes. Once dried, you should not experience any “fling off” of the lubricant either.

In addition the prop-tection grease can also be used as a protective anti-corrosive barrier polish for paintwork and chrome works. For example, use a mutton type cloth to rub and polish off small amounts of prop-tection on the handle bars, frame or any other areas which you want shiny and/or a thin coat of weather protection without any tackiness at all.

The marine and chassis spray will give a minimum of 6 months protection from date of application and prop-tection around 12 months. After this time you would need to reapply to ensure continuous protection.

Will Lanoguard prevent cold welding on stainless steel?

Lanoguard will prevent cold welding of stainless steel yes.  It does this by preventing the surfaces from coming into contact with each other.  It will act as an cold weld prevention barrier, anti corrosion and anti seize agent.

 

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