Quadbike Chassis Treatment NZ

NZ Quad bike riders fight the war against rust

Quad bikes are an essential part of the New Zealand dairy farmer and recreational riders world. The corrosive nature of the cow manure on farms and salt from beaches causes the framework of the quad bike to rust out. Some bikes are treated with a diesel and oil mixture, however this evaporates off and breaks down in approximately 3 months. Most frames rust through on the front steering wishbone where the muck has built up over the top, and the owner is therefore unaware what is happening underneath or the safety issues about to present themselves. When the wishbone finally gives way all steering is lost and the bike is off over a bank or into a drain.

  • Spraying ‘Prolan Enduro Medium grade Spray’ forms a barrier from the cow manure or salt and stops the air and moisture attacking the surface and causing corrosion.
  • This coat will last 9-12months on the average farm bike depending upon the situation. Beach bikes could be up to 2 yrs depending the situation.
  • Medium grade is better than the heavy grade for beach applications as the thinner coating stops sand build up.

The advantage of the ‘Prolan Medium grade Enduro Liquid’ is:

  • It’s affinity for sticking to the steel which will stop the cold water blasting from washing it off. The ‘Prolan protective Lubricant’ always stays soft and moves with the frame preventing the coat from cracking.
  • It is also a clean easy to use biodegradable product that will not affect the environment.