Full Cover Bag Protects Bikes
Against Moisture, Dirt, and
Corporation has developed a revolutionary new bag to protect
motorcycles during storage for the winter. The full cover
bag uses high density barrier film with a complete seal to
keep out dirt; desiccant properties to absorb moisture; and
Cortecs patented VCIs to stop rust.
VCI technology has proven effective in stopping corrosion
from the Siberian oil pipeline to jet aircraft electronics
and mothballing off-shore oil rigs. Cortec has combined its
VCIs with other properties like desiccants and polyethylene
(PE) barrier, films to provide new products like the Full
Cover Bike Bag.
The full cover bag comes
in two halves with an attached self-adhesive tape to fully
seal a motorcycle into a protective environment. The motorcycle
is pushed onto the bottom half of the bag and covered with
the top half of the bag. The two halves of the bag are then
sealed together with the affixed self-adhesive tape strip.
The full cover bag has been specially designed to handle the
moisture condensation from seasonal freeze thaw cycles. It
also prevents the film build-up of "garage grunge"
and the corrosive attack on metal components that rusts chain
and causes pits in polished chrome.
storing for the winter, the motorcycle should be clean and
dry. When the motor cycle is taken out of the bag, it is ready
to ride. No cleaning or rust preventive removal is necessary.
Bags are designed to protect a motorcycle for one storage
season, with a brief, one-time opening of the bag for inspection.
The bags protection capabilities are fully depleted after
two years. At that time the motorcycle should be stored in
a new bag. The suggested retail price for Cortecs Full
Cover Bike Bag is $85.00, plus shipping and handling. The
Cortec Bag is also available in small, zip-lock type bags
to store spare parts.
For Further Information
Mr. Boris Miksic, President
of CORTEC® Corporation at (800) 426-7832 or (612) 429-1100.
CORTEC® is located in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. They
manufacture a variety of corrosion inhibiting and rust preventive
systems based on Vapor Corrosion Inhibition Technology that
the company has been instrumental in pioneering.
CORTEC® Full Cover Bike Bag:
A typical bike cover
serves to trap moisture and "air-borne sludge,"
that surrounds the motorcycle in a microscopic sauna. It readily
attacks the entire bike, even parts that have been treated
with a rust preventive. The sauna effect is severely escalated
by moisture condensation of freeze-thaw cycles of seasonal
changes from Fall to Winter, and Winter to Spring. The results
are well known to every biker. A sleazy film of garage grunge,
pitted chrome tanks, and rusty chains.
Cortecs Full Cover
Bike Bag combines four essential capabilities to protect motorcycles
during seasonal storage. All four capabilities have been integrated
into a single product to provide satisfactory performance.
1. fully sealed bag, 2. high density barrier
polyethylene, 3. desiccant, 4. Vapor Corrosion
Inhibitors (VCIs) to stop rust. These four elements provide
a complete system to control the attack of moisture airborne
sludge that settles on motorcycles and accumulates as a grimey
and corrosive film.
The bag is made in two halves that use an affixed self-adhesive
tape to provide a completely sealed environment rather than
just a cover.
The bag is made from high density barrier film to minimize
air penetration into the sealed environment so that the desiccant
and VCI capabilities are not consumed by fresh air within
a few weeks.
The bags barrier film provides desiccant action. It
handles the moisture condensation which occurs during temperature
changes and from seasonal freeze thaw cycles.
The bags barrier film provides Cortecs VCI action
to stop corrosion.
Corrosive agents travel
through the air, combining with humidity to condense on metal.
This combination sets up microscopic corrosive cells on metal.
Over time, these microscopic cells keep reforming and become
so potent that they can rust stainless steel, pit chrome-plated
steel, and oxidize aluminum with white rust.
Cortec VCIs vaporize
and also travel through the air. This lets Cortec VCIs migrate
wherever corrosive agents can penetrate. The VCIs are quickly
attracted to any active metal surface. They form a very thin
(monomolecular), protective film on the metal surface that
deactivates the electrochemical process which leads to corrosion.
The VCI protection replenishes itself through further vapor
action as fresh air slowly infiltrates the bag. In a well
sealed environment, the VCI protection can last for up to
CORTEC® Full Cover Bike Bag:
Results from a
5 1/2 month Test.
Five mesh crates were
put on the rooftop of a building. The contents of each create
was the same, a variety of different components including
a new rear view chromed mirror, a length of de-lubricated
chain, and a band of aluminum, zinc, brass, and a band of
freshly sand-blasted steel which is extremely susceptible
to rust. In addition, one crate was wrapped in common polyethylene
film (PE,) the second crate had the parts sprayed with a universal
rust preventive oil and then wrapped in PE, the third crate
was placed in a CORTEC bag, the fourth crate had parts sprayed
with universal rust preventive oil two times and then wrapped
in common PE, the fifth crate was left uncovered, and untreated.
After 5-1/2 months, the
contents of the crates were examined. In the uncovered fifth
crate, the chain and steel was totally rusted, the aluminum
was blotchy, and the brass band full of verdigris. In the
second crate that was protected only with PE plastic, the
chain and steel had many rust spots, the steel band had rust
dots all over, and the aluminum band was slightly tarnished.
For the parts that had
been treated with universal rust preventive oil and then wrapped
in PE in the third and fourth crates, the chain and steel
band had developed rust spots. The parts in the third crate
protected by the Cortec bag looked just like new. Additionally,
the chrome of the mirror and the zinc band did not show any
In the past, many universal
rust preventives oils were based on environmentally detrimental
ingredients. With todays chemical technology, Cortecs
new VCI corrosion inhibitors are environmentally safe, biodegradable,
and even the barrier film though not biodegradable is recyclable.
The Cortec Full Cover Bike Bag protects motorcycle parts made
from carbon steels, chrome-plated steel, aluminum, brass and
even stainless steel.