It all started in the late 90s, when a fishing mad kiwi family, fed up with the relentless damage sea salt was causing to their fishing gear, decided to embark on a journey to stop salt corrosion.
Finding a top quality product which met high expectations was not easy, nor was it a quick process. The product had to remove salt and protect against its harmful effects, be easy to use as an engine flush and an all surface wash down while being 100% safe. Not only was this important to reduce maintenance/replacement costs but also for safety as we all know just how unforgiving our seas can be!!
The initial years were spent by the family researching and testing products and ingredients available locally and abroad. A number of specialised tests were carried out to help determine if a product lived up to its claims. Unfortunately most products disappointed.
So it was back to the drawing board for a few more years until 2003 when Salt-Away, a new product made in the U.S., was discovered. At face value, Salt-Away ticked all the boxes; ingredients contained the finest corrosion inhibitors, it was highly concentrated, 100% safe on all surfaces, non-toxic and biodegradable. An independent review by American Consumer Magazine also confirmed it performed better than competitor products, removed salt as claimed and performed well in saltwater.
But did it really work and would it hold up to New Zealand and Australian conditions?
Bottles were sent to our shores and after enlisting the specialist knowledge of marine engineers and chemists, extensive testing proved Salt-Away did not disappoint.
All products are guaranteed to be of the highest quality with regular rigorous testing performed to ensure this is the case.
There are two ways you can flush Salt-Away through your inboard engine. Using direct injection kit or the Salt-Away mixer connected to the water intake line.
⚓ What does salt do to boats?
Salt is highly corrosive when left to its own devices. Which is why engines, trailer, boats, dive and fishing gear; anything that has been in salt water should be at least rinsed to remove salt. Salt corrosion can cause moving parts to deteriorate and cause blockages or stop working altogether. Salt-Away does 3 major jobs when used as an engine flush.
Flushes out fresh salt
Protects the inside from rust and corrosion
Begins to breakdown and pre-existing build-up
⚓ How do you remove salt build up from an outboard?
You motor should be flushed after each time it’s been in salt water to prevent blockages and corrosion. When you use Salt-Away to flush your engine it will foam, allow to foam for 30 seconds and then turn off the motor so that Salt-Away is left in your engine.
⚓ How do you use Salt-Away?
Salt-Away can be used to flush, rinse and protect all your saltwater sporting gear including dive gear, fishing gear, inboard and outboard motors, boat, trailer, jetski, wet suits, helmets and more.