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Why you should swap to a salt free cleaner….

Motoverde 1L Bike Wash

Why you should swap to a salt free cleaner….

It’s a well-known fact that riding in sea water would harm your bike, just like riding on road salts… So why would you care for your bike with products that contain salt….? The best way to look after your pride and joy is with a salt free cleaner.

What does “Salt Free” mean?

Salt free means that our products contain 0% alkaline salts, which ultimately means that there are no corrosive components within our formulas that can harm any part or surface on your machine. We also do not use any acids in our cleaner which gives you peace of mind when cleaning your bike.

What do salts do to my bike?

There are many types of salts, however they are harmful when they meet any parts of your 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, parts may seem to breakdown quicker than they should and stripping down your bike may reveal more damage that you never would of known about.

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 most 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 met any salts in the environment.

How do I know if I am using a salt free cleaner?

In the UK, Motoverde 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, another 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.

We highly recommend the use of our products on any bike whether it be a motocross bike, motorcycle, mountain bike, bicycle, quad bike, and any other type of bike you can think of. Our products are used in multiple sports like speedway, enduro, go-karting and much more.


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 [email protected]

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