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Ride Mechanic Zalish 200ml Bike Polish Liquid

Brand: RIDE MECHANIC

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Product Details

ZALISH.  Highly effective 'surface active' product for cleaning and coating surfaces to leave a protective film.

Most objects that we see do not themselves emit visible light but reflect incident natural sunlight and artificial light.  The reflection of light can be roughly categorised into two types of reflection: specular relection is defined as light reflected from a smooth surface at a definite angle, and diffuse reflection, which is produced by rough surfaces that tend to reflect light in all directions (as illustrated below).

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When a surface is first painted the surface is relatively smooth and uniform like a smooth mirror, and behaves more like specular reflection. With use, thousands of small scratches are made in the surface and with further use these are attacked by water, pollution in road grime, trail dirt and mud, sweat, electrolytes etc.  An initial scratch can be seen in the scanning electron micrograph (left) and this changes and "unzipping" of the clear-coat of the paint system can be seen (right).

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urthermore, paint coatings can age, become brittle and lose their chip resistance. All of this causes paint defects where areas of paint have been removed creating a rough surface.  More serious deep damage which breaks through the paint can weaken a frame.  Over time the once super smooth surface now looks rough under a microscope and this means that there is diffuse reflectance of light and the finish looks dull.

ZALISH is a surface active product for cleaning and coating surfaces to leave a protective film.  It has three modes of action. Firstly it has a cleaning component to remove the dirt which becomes entrapped on the surface and in the cracks. Then there is a liquid “filler” which flows over the rough surface and fills in the cracks. The third component is a resin film former which seals over the liquid filler and dries. The scratches are not removed, but the surface is smooth and will once again have better gloss properties.

Matt carbon is inherently “rough” and tends to lose its gloss quite rapidly. Using ZALISH can bring back the gloss and leave a very nice finish.

Spray ZALISH directly onto a clean rag and the cleaning components in the product wipe away light dirt and grime.  To more effectively protect the surface just wipe it over with ZALISH until damp then leave to allow the formulation ingredients to create chemical bonds directly with the host surface.  This provides superior adhesion without the need for abrasive priming and extensive site preparation and can also be buffed to an immaculate shine.   The coating which ZALISH forms over the surface is hydrophobic with low critical surface tension and water tends to bead on the surface assisting with future cleaning.  

ZALISH is biodegradable and suitable for use on most outdoor materials and finishes including carbon fibre, plastics and rubber.

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Our online stock is linked to our inventory so what you see online is in stock. 

While we try to keep our inventory as accurate as possible, there will sometimes be errors in the system. In this instance, we will notify you as soon as possible and process a refund on the same day. 

 

Shipping

- $10 Flat rate on orders (Excludes bikes)

- Allow 2-5 business days for your item to arrive. Items will be packed and sent the same day of order.

- No delivery to PO Boxes.

- Click and collect available also. Choose at checkout and pickup in-store.

- * Flat Rate Postage excludes Bikes.

 

Click & Collect

You can choose to pick up your purchase in-store. Please choose this option at the checkout instead of postage. Your item will be put behind the counter ready for collection once the sale is finalised online.

Collection point:
1/58 Northcott Drive
Kotara NSW 2289
(02) 4924 2600

 

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Full priced items
 - eligible for exchange or online store credit

Promotion/sale items - final sale and not eligible for return or exchange. If you are not entirely satisfied with your purchase, we're here to help! We don’t refund on change of mind purchases, however we do exchange full priced items within 14 days of the order date.

Please contact us at (02) 4924 2600 or info@driftbikes.com.au with any issues that may arise with your online order.


Conditions of Return/Exchange

Promotional or sale items are not eligible for return/exchange. Returned items must be unused and in their original condition with all tags attached. The returned item must be in the original packaging (e.g. shoe box).The receipt or proof of purchase must be included with the return. The customer must cover the cost of the return postage for the item (unless deemed faulty by our team). If exchanging an item, the customer must cover the cost of the new item being posted. An invoice for the postage will be sent prior to the new item being sent out. 

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