Lanoguard FAQ

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

How would I know which Lanoguard product I need?

On every one of our bottles you will see there are four icons which should clearly show which product meets your needs. But, for a guide, if it's harsh environments, salt or marine for example, choose the Marine range. If it's general protection and you want to protect wood as well as metal then choose the Outdoor range. Outdoor is suitable for fabrics, woods and leathers too, whereas the Marine range are not.  If you have a car, quad bike, a caravan or something with a chassis to protect, seal and stop seizing, then select the Auto/Moto range.

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.
The product is broken down by UV, so the more it is exposed to sunlight the shorter its life span. Under a car body it will last much longer than on an exposed outboard boat engine for example.

Given these factors we state it lasts between 9-18 months however for almost all use cases it lasts a year. That being said, due to the simple application process there’s no harm in doing an Autumn & Spring application!

What colour is Lanoguard?

The Lanoguard sprays range when applied are almost clear. They result in a clear coating which is a semi-matte wet look which enhances whatever colour is under it.  
Looking in the bottle Lanoguard spray is almost translucent but is an off brown/ green colour to look at.
Lanoguard greases are somewhere between mid brown and dark green depending on the product.  With some variation due to natural occurrences.

Some users will place a colour underneath Lanoguard first if aesthetics are of importance too. 

Is Lanoguard safe to handle?

The contents, the bottle, and the overall solution is a safe product to handle and to use, and it does not present any issues if you are carrying out a safety risk assessment. It is also non-harmful to animals or the environment.

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.

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.

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.   

How much Lanoguard is needed to cover my underbody?

The general rule of thumb is that a little Lanoguard goes a long way. Our Underbody Chassis kit should be more than enough for most underbody applications – 1.5L of moto spray being the typical quantity used per application.

Why is the Grease needed in the Underbody Chassis Kit?

The Moto Grease is also a concentrated surface protector product 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 important areas.
It’s very easy to apply – it can be plied on or rubbed on with your hands or ideally, gently warmed (to around 50 to 65 degrees ideally - hand hot) to a thin state and painted by brush on to problem areas. It’s recommended to apply grease onto any heavily oxidised or particularly exposed areas, or areas of joints and seams where rust can occur easily, and then use the Moto Spray over the entire underbody. It is ok not to use the grease for all this, but it can certainly help with protection. The grease also works great as a non-evaporating door hinge lubricant and anti-seize grease on threads and so on, among many other fantastic uses. It's non-evaporative and lasts a very long time.

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 Lanoguard be used over surface rust?

Lanoguard is great for chassis’ with surface rust. It has a natural affinity to ferrous metals and so will bond to the metal underneath the rust, and also prevent the rust from developing further due to the fact it hermetically seals the surface keeping oxygen and water out.

In time it will slowly push off the oxidation, which is a nice aesthetics side benefit. It is important to remove any flaking or unstable surface rust, but regular surface oxidation is absolutely fine.

Can Lanoguard be sprayed on a wet surface?

Whilst Lanoguard can be sprayed on a wet surface, this could potentially impact the effectiveness of the product. As such we always recommend leaving a wet surface to dry before beginning application for optimal results.

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.

What preparation do I need to do before I apply Lanoguard?

All Lanoguard products are able to resist jet washing to 200 bar/3000 psi. Therefore when applying Lanoguard, it is advisable to ensure whatever you want to protect is clean first so that if you jetwash the item later, it will come up clean again. If aesthetics are not important, then the preparation is minimal. Just remove loose rust or flakes and any grease or oil if possible. Then, just spray Lanoguard on the item you wish to treat and wipe away any access with a cloth. 

How do I clean off or remove Lanoguard?

There are two ways to remove Lanoguard. You can use a citrus based cleaner which we can supply in our shop or you can steam clean it off. Otherwise it will stay in place doing its job, no matter what it experiences! 

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 order confirmation. unless over a weekend or Bank Holiday. Please note in other circumstances out of our control, we cannot guarantee the delivery time frame above however if you have not received your order by day 7 please do get in contact with us to investigate. 

You will receive confirmation that your order has been dispatched. 

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.