Silkolene Fuchs Wash Off motorcycle cleaner, £6.99
Time used: Four full-on, deep washes (four weeks)
What’s good? It doesn’t corrode exposed aluminium. That may not sound like the most important thing in the world, but 52 Sunday washes a year can soon make your downpipes look like they’ve been dredged out of a canal.
Fuchs Wash Off makes do without any particularly aggressive chemicals and still manages to loosen most dirt and grime. A quick sponge and a blast with the pressure washer and you’re done.
What’s not? A bottle lasted me about four washes, but I live in a field surrounded by livestock and mud (or rather, that’s where my house is – I don’t live in a yurt or anything).
I’d have liked it to last longer, but that’s being unfairly demanding. It’s not a miracle product, so you’ll need to use another product to properly recover pipes and exposed metal, but it does exactly what it says on the bottle. Excellent.