FAQs

See below some common queries. If you can't find the answers you're looking for, don't hesitate to contact us.

Our Product Ranges, which one do I need?

Moto Range is designed for all vehicles, bikes, trailers and machinery to name a few. It protects the whole vehicle underbody and chassis from rust, corrosion and electrolysis with a strong barrier coat. Find out more and see our Moto Range – https://www.lanoguard.co.uk/collections/moto

Marine Range is designed for boats and any machinery submerged in sea water. It protects from rust, corrosion and electrolysis the same as our Moto Range, but also contains marine growth inhibitors to stop barnacle build up on any equipment submerged in seawater. It is safe, non-toxic and marine ecology friendly. Some of its uses include on outboard and inboard motors including electrics, propellers and prop shafts and boat trailers. Find out more – https://www.lanoguard.co.uk/pages/marine-chassis-uses

Outdoor Range is a thinner formula, designed for metal, rubber, vinyl, wood, and almost all materials. It can be used on BBQs, sheds, fences and decking to name a few. It provides protection from corrosion, rust and waterproofs as wells preventing mould build-up in woods and vinyls due to it containing anti-fungal. Find out more - https://www.lanoguard.co.uk/pages/outdoor-uses

How Long does Lanoguard last?

Lanoguard has been designed for yearly/seasonal applications. It should be topped up at least once a year to ensure continuous protection. Although due to the simple application process there’s no harm in doing an Autumn & Spring application! The product is broken down by UV, so the more it is exposed to sunlight the shorter its life span. Inside box sections or inner chassis for example, it will last longer.

What colour is Lanoguard?

The Lanoguard sprays are almost clear when being applied. This result in a clear coating which is a semi-matte wet look which enhances whatever colour is under it, being transparent allows you to clearly see that rust isn’t forming on the surface, which offers huge value. Inspecting the surface is easy, and it is preferred by MOT testers.

Is Lanoguard safe to handle?

Lanoguard is a safe product to handle and to use. It is also non-harmful to animals or the environment, non-toxic, jet-wash resistant, non-perishing, non-conductive and non-flammable. It is safe to use on rubbers, plastics, and metals without any issue (meaning when using Lanoguard no masking up is needed reducing prep time and effort).

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 Lanoguard marine grease which shows you how the river authority was not concerned about any toxins that would be left as a result.

How much Lanoguard is needed to cover my underbody?

The general rule of thumb is that a little Lanoguard goes a long way, 1.5L of moto spray per application. – is ample coverage for vehicles such as Land Rovers and Pick Up trucks any vehicles over this size we would recommend more than 2L– https://www.lanoguard.co.uk/collections/moto/products/lanoguard-vehicle-underbody-and-chassis-care-kit

What preparation is needed before applying Lanoguard?

Preparation is very minimal - all you need to do is jet wash your vehicle removing any dirt and grime. Make sure you remove any flaking or loose bits of rust, paint or underseal. Sometimes a wire brush can be used if needed to remove flaking bits. Ensure the vehicle is dry before you apply Lanoguard – it doesn’t have to be bone dry, as Lanoguard will displace moisture to an extent, but ensure you do not apply to a dripping wet surface. See our how to apply page here - https://www.lanoguard.co.uk/pages/how-to-apply

Can Lanoguard be applied to wet surfaces?

Whilst Lanoguard can be sprayed on a wet surface, this could potentially impact the effectiveness of the product and reduce its ability to adhere. As such we always recommend leaving a wet surface to dry as much as possible before beginning application for optimal results. Slightly damp is okay, as Lanoguard will displace moisture to an extent – but make sure the surface is not dripping wet.

Can Lanoguard be used over surface rust?

Lanoguard is great for chassis with surface rust. It has a natural affinity to ferrous metals and will bond to the metal underneath any surface rust, it acts as a barrier by hermetically sealing to the surface keeping oxygen and water out - stopping any rust from developing further.

How long does it take to dry?

Lanoguard reaches its final state around 7 to 10 days after application. Day 0 it is “oily” day 3 “soft” and final state is dry to the touch, but you know something is there. Like a candle to feel. Maybe a little softer. It dries to a clear / transparent semi satin wet look and stays that way for some months eventually dulling a little. But always stays clear; and of course, you can jet wash it to clean it back to how it was when you put it on.

It is best to not drive the vehicle for 24hours to let it get through the first part of the curing process.

Applying Lanoguard in Winter

Lanoguard can be applied in cold conditions and indeed in winter. It is ideally applied to a fully dry and preferably warm surface.  That said, it is quite happy to be applied in the cold. Additionally, it is ok to apply Lanoguard spray to a slightly damp surface too and will disperse the damp as it cures. Warming the product in a bucket of warm water helps with application especially in cold weather. See here our blog all about winter Lanoguard application - https://www.lanoguard.co.uk/blogs/news

Does Lanoguard help to protect from UV?

Yes, it has natural properties which will help protect the surface and materials you use it on from the UV of the sun.

Does Lanoguard kill existing rust?

Lanoguard prevents and completely stops rust developing further. It will creep, bind, and bond underneath surface rust. It creates a barrier by hermetically sealing to the surface stopping water and oxygen getting in, therefore not allowing rust to develop. Lanoguard doesn’t remove existing rust, but it does bond to the metal surface below – over time it will slowly seep underneath surface rust and push off oxidation. It doesn’t remove rust completely, but it can improve and nourish the surface over time.

Does Lanoguard stop galvanic corrosion?

Yes. Due to Lanoguard being non conductive and it creating a hermetic seal, galvanic corrosion can not take place.  Hence cold welding can’t either. This is a great use for Lanoguard.   

Why is the grease needed in the Underbody Chassis Kit?

The Moto Grease is a super-concentrate surface protectant product. It is essentially a thicker version of our spray and is a very useful product for vehicle underbody applications. It provides a heavy-duty protection and a thicker coat – meaning it’s perfect for more vulnerable or prone areas.

It’s very easy to apply and is easier if gently warmed (to around 50 to 65 degrees ideally - hand hot) to a thin state and painted on with a brush. It’s recommended to apply grease onto any heavily oxidised or particularly exposed areas (weld seams, nuts and bolts, edges, anywhere moisture can gather). It is ok not to use the grease, but it can certainly help with added protection. See our blog here all about the Moto Grease and its uses - - https://www.lanoguard.co.uk/blogs/news/lanoguard-moto-grease-our-super-concentrate-rust-proofing-product

Can I heat the grease products up more than once?

Yes, the grease products can be heated up and cooled down as many times as you need. It won't alter the properties and on a very cold day, it may well be that you prefer to heat it up a couple of times whilst applying it. 

Can I apply Lanoguard to my engine?

Lanoguard is good to use on the engine bay but avoid fan belts. If Lanoguard is applied to the exhaust manifolds it will likely burn off due to the extreme heat, they get up to (Lanoguard is heat resistant to 4500C). We recommend spraying moto spray onto the areas you want to protect then wiping the excess off with a cloth. Or wetting a cloth with Lanoguard and wiping that over the areas you wish to protect.

Can I apply Lanoguard with a Compressor/Pressure Sprayer?

Yes, you most certainly can. Lanoguard works fine with almost all sprayers, compressors, and applicators. You may find that it uses slightly more product than our trigger sprayer applicators will, but you’ll still get a nice even coverage of Lanoguard which will protect well.

We do have a range of sprayers and applicators available on our accessories page here - https://www.lanoguard.co.uk/collections/lanoguard-accessories

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 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 cleaner part of hydrocarbons and we are developing more and more plant and bio derived solutions for the sprays too.

Lots of hydrocarbons are quite toxic or an irritant. What we use are not. So, with the cleaner and greener approach of it all, that allows us to be non toxic and marine ecology friendly.  And we’re driving to be more and more so as we evolve our R & D. Crucially we have evolved and developed a  unique blending process which allows us to blend more lanolin and a specific type of lanolin into the products, which is a very good thing and quite a difference to our competitors.

How do I clean off or remove Lanoguard?

We offer Lanoguard remover, which can be used either to freshly applied Lanoguard or long time cured Lanoguard. It can be used to remove any overspray, clean brushes and or spray guns – just rinse through with warm water afterwards. If using to remove cured and large areas we suggest spraying onto the area, leaving for 5 minutes, then jet washing the area and the Lanoguard will come off with it. Thick coated areas may need the remover applied and jet washed twice. Do note, you do not need to remove Lanoguard – you can apply coat-on-coat and simply spray over old Lanoguard treatments. Removal is only really needed if you want a very close up inspection of the underbody, or if you have already done a few years of coat-on-coat and would like to start again. Lanoguard Remover is available here - https://www.lanoguard.co.uk/collections/lanoguard-accessories/products/lanoguard-remover

Will Lanoguard prevent cold welding on stainless steel?

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

How long does delivery take?

Delivery is usually between 2-7 days. Products are dispatched within 24hours of your email order confirmation. unless over a weekend or Bank Holiday. If you have not received your order within 7 days, please do get in contact with us to investigate. 

Trade/Application centres

We have many application centres around the UK.  Detailers, Valeters and Mechanic garages.  If you are interested in offering Lanoguard treatment to your customers, please email trade@lanoguard.co.uk and or visit www.lanoguard.co.uk/trade for more information and to purchase the trade products. If you are looking for a centre to apply Lanoguard for you, see our application centres map at - https://www.lanoguard.co.uk/pages/application-centres

How can I use the moto range for Motorbike Maintenance?

Use the Moto 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 the electrics and wiring looms from water and weather ingress
  • 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.
  • Applying it is as simple as Spray on and wipe off any excess with a cloth or spray into a cloth and wipe over the parts to protect , no prep is needed although applying when the bike is clean is ideal

How do I use Moto Grease for Motorbike and Chain Maintenance

Our Moto Grease is an amazing chain lubricant, protectant and chain life extender (making the chain smoother to drive with, the 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 Moto Grease 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, or place the pot in a bowl of hot water etc) . Ideally take the chain off to apply for ease and using a paint brush to brush it on or if the chain can be taken off, put the heated Moto Grease in a shallow tray and 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.  We have a good description from a user of ours as to exactly how he uses it on his GSX-R 1000.
In addition the Moto Grease can also be used as a protective anti-corrosive barrier polish for paintwork and chrome works on custom or easy rider choppers or Harley Davidsons etc. For example, use a mutton type cloth to rub and polish off small amounts of the Moto Grease 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 Moto spray will give a minimum of 6 months protection from date of application and Moto Grease around 12 months. After this time you would need to reapply to ensure continuous protection in optimal conditions.  We do however recommend where possible to reapply regularly such as every other month or quarterly as part of your regular maintenance of your motorbike.

 

 

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