If you’re boating and fishing in salt water, corrosion is something you’re going to have to deal with whether it’s on internal components in your engine’s cooling system, welded pipework and polished hardware, your trailer and its parts, or even fishing reels. Each of these things will eventually succumb to the damaging effects of salt induced corrosion, even when you’re washing them regularly with soap and water.
An easy and effective method to circumvent this process and prolong the life of these parts and maintain their appearance, is to treat them with a salt and brine remover regularly after each use. As explained by Zach McAllister of Salts Gone a simple soap and rinse on a boat will make salt soluble but requires much more rinsing than is practical to completely rinse away dissolved salts. This leaves residual salt behind once the water dries which starts the corrosion process.
Salts Gone works through the chemical process of chelation. The introduction of this product separates the two elements (Na and Cl) that make up the ionic compound (salt) and bonds to each independently satisfying their need to bond. Without the disruption of this bond the salt remains while separating the two ions and rinsing them away eliminates the salt and its effects.
Methods of delivery include attaching a spray bottle which dilutes the product and sprays a coating of the mixture in conjunction with your dock hose. The entire boat from top to bottom along with your fishing rods, dock lift or tow vehicle and trailer can be treated this way. To use Salts Gone internally when you fresh water flush your engines you simply pour the product (undiluted) into the flush hose before you attach it to your engine and flush as you normally would.
Nothing is more disappointing to a new boat owner than watching how quickly the elements take a toll on your investment when you use it in salt water. When you consider how much money we invest in our boats and equipment and how quickly they depreciate in value even when we take care of them, anything you can do to preserve both appearance and functionality whether your intent is selling them down the road or you just like keeping your things nice while you enjoy using them is a smart investment of time and resources.
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