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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 02-27-2012, 08:24 AM Thread Starter
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Yippee been on Ebay today and I found a supplier of Seafoam in the UK so I have place an order for a can and will see if it is as good as you folks say
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hmmm,interesting !. I just been out today and bought from "Boyes" 3.35. Its STP Petrol treatment,it says it cleans all the carbs,valves,rust (RUST) and emissions. Do you think it will be as good as seafoam ?.

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hmmm,interesting !. I just been out today and bought from "Boyes" 3.35. Its STP Petrol treatment,it says it cleans all the carbs,valves,rust (RUST) and emissions. Do you think it will be as good as seafoam ?.
I'm not to sure but they all seem to have simailar ingredients so maybe, I've since been checking up and found that Redex which has been on the market here for around 60 years is basically the same also

Redex contains a whole bunch of solvents that dissolve just about any type of gunk you might find in your engine. The main ingredient is Kerosene (paraffin) but it also contains acetone (as in Hammerite thinners/nail varnish remover), toluene and xylene.
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There are alot of products on the market that are "simular" to SeaFoam ...(in the claims made on the label as to what they can do) but only SeaFoam has the reccomendation of the vast Vulcan community.

This is not saying some of the other products do not work. Am sure some of them do as advertised. But there have been countless testimonials about the wonders of SeaFoam through the years on this, and other motorcycle forums.

So, it is the one most of us trust and use.

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There are alot of products on the market that are "simular" to SeaFoam ...(in the claims made on the label as to what they can do) but only SeaFoam has the reccomendation of the vast Vulcan community.

This is not saying some of the other products do not work. Am sure some of them do as advertised. But there have been countless testimonials about the wonders of SeaFoam through the years on this, and other motorcycle forums.

So, it is the one most of us trust and use.
I dont dispute that at all !....But have you seen the PRICE of seafoam over here in the dreary UK.

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I dont dispute that at all !....But have you seen the PRICE of seafoam over here in the dreary UK.
Unfortunately yes I have but I thought I may aswell give it a go bearing in mind the bike has been stood for 13 years and if it works well on it we will know why all the guys on here rave about it
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Unfortunately yes I have but I thought I may aswell give it a go bearing in mind the bike has been stood for 13 years and if it works well on it we will know why all the guys on here rave about it
SeaFoam does everything as advertised but the main thing is that it won't dissolve gaskets and seals which is important on our older engines.

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SeaFoam does everything as advertised but the main thing is that it won't dissolve gaskets and seals which is important on our older engines.
Thats good to know and I would not have ordered it if I didn't believe what I read on these forums, this is not product advertising but good and solidly tested results by a great number of knowledgable people, i hope/expect to get some great results
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Thats good to know and I would not have ordered it if I didn't believe what I read on these forums, this is not product advertising but good and solidly tested results by a great number of knowledgable people, i hope/expect to get some great results
I have been using it for 30 years, both in motorcycles and outboard motors. It was developed in the 1930's to clean the gum and varnish from 2 stroke outboard engines which was created by mixing the gas and oil. The SeaFoam name comes from this application. IIRC

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