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    Posted: 05 Jan 2018 at 13:27
Hi guys,
I came across this the other day. Be careful what you choose to save a few quid! I'm not actually a fan of Muc-Off as I think it is a bit too aggressive sometimes, my choice is SDoc100 Gel but just look at this!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Stevex Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Jan 2018 at 16:09
SDoc100 here too, but I've been given some muc off for Xmas...still to decide whether to use it or not.
I'd never buy cheap crap to clean the bike or car, but making that stuff available to the public is criminal.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote wilko Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Jan 2018 at 16:15
Have always used Muc-Off on motorbikes and mountain bikes. Always dilute it though to about 1 part Muc 3 parts water. Keep wanting to try Sdoc100, supposed to be amazing but its so expensive
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote snowman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Jan 2018 at 17:05
Have used sdoc100 for years .... imo it’s the best I’ve used , have to work it into the wheels with small sponge or softish cloth wash off and dry off with good clean water absorbing cloth , gets my vote ! Yes a bit expensive, but good .
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tifa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Jan 2018 at 17:35
Not sure the comparison is relevent.
Basically, any commercial truckwash will do the same.
It's all pretty caustic stuff and all brands WILL f*ck aluminium and chrome easily if left on too long before rinsing off. 
That cheapo stuff in the vid is probably the same as the MucOff stuff, but to a much higher concentration.
Whichever you use, it needs to be rinsed off tout suite. 
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I've always though that this vid was actually made by or sponsoredby muc-off to convice people that their product is the only 'safe' one to use.   Confused
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote FTM Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Jan 2018 at 18:29
A comparison with Muc-off Concentrate would have been fairer. As Tifa says it's all basically the same stuff but in different concentrations.
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Originally posted by FTM FTM wrote:

A comparison with Muc-off Concentrate would have been fairer. As Tifa says it's all basically the same stuff but in different concentrations.


They both come in spray bottles so that suggests they are both meant to be used 'as is'

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Originally posted by wilko wilko wrote:

Have always used Muc-Off on motorbikes and mountain bikes. Always dilute it though to about 1 part Muc 3 parts water. Keep wanting to try Sdoc100, supposed to be amazing but its so expensive

It is expensive but I was absolutely amazed the first time I used it. Spray onto a dry bike and it just works it's magic. Some really grubby bits might need a little agitation once the SDoc100 has loosened it. And because it is a gel you can spray it on the undersides of stuff (Like the undertray) and its just sticks in place. Then just rinse off and Hey Presto! I rarely use anything else now although I have been tempted to give Guy's new stuff a go (I know he's probably only a figurehead but there you go).


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Originally posted by legend88 legend88 wrote:

Originally posted by FTM FTM wrote:

A comparison with Muc-off Concentrate would have been fairer. As Tifa says it's all basically the same stuff but in different concentrations.


They both come in spray bottles so that suggests they are both meant to be used 'as is'

 
True, I only ever buy the concentrate Muc-off so never thought about that.
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I use Nooj's Shinybikesauce. Brilliant

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