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Old 02-05-2003, 09:35 PM
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Default Corrosion Protection

I know I have seen info on this hear already. Just looking for the most up to date knowledge. I never paid much attention as my marina is 10 miles up a spring fed river. Now I will have a newly rebuilt engine so I want to start it out right.

What should I do to protect the inside and outside of my engine? How often should I reapply an inhibitor?

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Salt Away, from what I read, says that with repeated/regular flushings with their product it leaves a coating behind that'll inhibit further corrosion.

As for the outer surface, I don't know.
Merc has a product they spray on but it looks funky and dulls the engine color. Makes the engine look dirty all the time.

Anyone else have ideas??
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TTT, Come on guys. I try to help with advise when I can. I know there is more than 1 opinion out there.
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James,
Check out Salt-X as an engine flush @ www.salt-x.com
I have been using it in my new 502's. Guess I won't know if it works until we have a problem.

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Salt away for the engine inside and WD40 on outside surfaces is what I've been told.
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I've been flushing my motor with salt-away every time I use it, plus I coat the outside hardware with wd-40...
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I too just picked up some salt away kind of stuff from the store,if it works half as well as it says it does I 'll be happy
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The best stuff for the outside of the engine is CORROSION BLOCK. It's about $15 per can, but it works much better than WD-40.
 
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Corrosion-X is what I use on the outside of the motors. It's about $15 a can, but if you buy it by the case it drops to about $11 a can.

Ric232 might be talking about the same stuff. They possibly have changed the name. I haven't bought any in about a year.

Anyway, you don't have to use it every time. It lasts a lot longer and doesn't have any alcohol in it to dry up any exposed rubber.
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Here's the link for Corrosion X if anybody is interested.

http://www.corrosionx.com/
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