It was the foresight of founder John Chapman, who realised back in the mid 80s that there was a need for a high quality, penetrating spray and an effective, long-term lubricant. This product not only needed to meet the high demands of his own transport company, but those of his team mates within British Motor Racing, one of his great passions.
With the assistance of an ex RAF chemist, Chapman set about developing GT85®. After the trial and error of many different compositions Chapman arrived at a formula, that included PTFE, which satisfied the need for a highly effective penetrating and freeing agent.
The added PTFE was designed to reduce friction, wear and energy consumption on components, improving operating efficiency on application. The final piece of the development process was the inclusion of real lavender oil which gave GT85® the pleasant fragrance that has since become distinguishable amongst users.
The solution was deemed a resounding success and is the same quality formula that you find in your GT85® can today.
From the harsh transport and engineering environment to the demands of motor racing and sporting competition, GT85® has grown to become a trusted brand both at home and at work. It has proved ideal for sports, mechanical, DIY and industrial users, whilst carving out a specialist position in cycling as the product of choice amongst professionals.