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There are 3 basic methods for moving salt from surfaces with Salt-Away

Salt-Away is water-based, highly concentrated and must be diluted. The Salt-Away solution immediately dissolves any soluble contaminant. Flow (run-off) caused by gravity is required to remove salt and other solubles. As flow begins, ingredients in the product will not allow the contaminants in their dissolved state to attach to the surface, and a "sheeting" effect is created allowing the flow to move the contaminants all the way off the equipment. In areas that stay wetter longer and are primarily inaccessible or where salt is trapped, the corrosion inhibitors in the product will keep equipment from rusting and corroding from the inside-out.

Immersion: Immersing items in a bath of a Salt-Away solution is accomplished by dipping the item into the solution until completely covered by the liquid and removing it and allowing gravity to cause the liquid to run off the surfaces. Unless there is salt accumulation on the surface, there is no need to soak the item in the solution. The length of time to allow the item to soak in the Salt-Away solution to break apart salt accumulation depends on the amount of accumulation. Using the solution more than once is not recommended. The recommended dilution ratios for an immersion solution with fresh water can range from 1.5% to 5.0% by volume. A richer solution greater than 10.0% by volume is not recommended. Rinsing the item with fresh water after the immersion process is required. 

Application by pressure methods: There are 2 conditions necessary for Salt-Away to remove salt: 1) the pressure and velocity of the water source must be consistent and great enough for gravity to cause flow, and 2) complete and thorough flowing of the solution to the exit areas of the surface must occur. Except for salt accumulation areas, results are immediate. If conditions 1 and 2 do not exist, the Salt-Away solution will dissolve the salt, but the salt will remain on the surface. 

Vertical Surface: Upon application to the surface to be treated, the Salt-Away solution immediately dissolves any soluble contaminant. If the pressure is not strong enough to cause complete flow from the surface, the solution will dissolve the soluble contaminants, the flowing will begin, then slow to a drizzle, and eventually stop before reaching the removal area. If this situation occurs, the salt is not removed. 

Horizontal Surface: The method for removal is more difficult, but can be accomplished by "pushing" the dissolved contaminants with pressurized spray or stream velocity of the Salt-Away solution until they are pushed off the surface. 

Horizontal Surface, No Outlet: Example: salt-contaminated floors where there is no drain. Pressure is not necessary to apply the Salt-Away solution, and the recommended solution is 5.0% Salt-Away by volume. The best equipment to use to apply the solution is a compression pump sprayer. The area must be covered with enough solution to cause standing liquid. If the surface is porous, continue to add solution until it is saturated and a standing liquid condition exists. Allow the solution to stand at least 10 minutes, but do not allow it to evaporate. Salt removal must be accomplished by vacuuming all the standing liquid. The most commonly used vacuum device is known as a "wet-vacuum machine". Since it is not physically possible to vacuum 100% of the moisture from the surface, any dissolved salt residing in the remaining moisture will not be removed. This process may need to be repeated several times depending on porousness and condition of the surface.

Floor Carpeting: Apply with a carpet cleaning machine using a 2-3% Salt-Away solution. After the application, let it dwell for 10-30 minutes depending on the concentration of salt exposure. Vacuum the solution out of the carpet using the same procedure used for cleaning the carpet. If the carpet needs cleaning, that job must be performed first. Carpet cleaning solutions are not the same as Salt-Away. Do not mix. More than one Salt-Away application may be required the first time it is used. Applying the product several times can dilute the concentration of the salt left in the surface moisture, and additional salt deposits can be removed. For regular maintenance intervals, only 1 application is required. Warning: For carpets, do not use more Salt-Away than recommended. In richer solutions, the dye in Salt-Away may cause stains, and too much foaming may occur.

 

 

Facts about salt

 

Dilution Ratios

SALT-AWAY is a maintenance product that safely removes salt from all surfaces. Except in areas of salt accumulation, results are immediate. Salt accumulation can be broken apart by regular, frequent applications and leaving the product in the accumulated areas. Corrosion inhibitors are active on inaccessible surfaces that stay wet. Water-based Salt-Away is not a coating and does not bond to surfaces. Highly concentrated; must be diluted. Safe on all surfaces, including aluminum, magnesium, carbon steel, base metals, bright metals, and all other metals, plastic, vinyl, waxed surfaces, paint, rubber. Does not cause streaks or leave spots.

  • Apply with Salt-Away Mixing Unit connected to a garden hose for large areas. Auto-dilutes at recommended ratio of 0.2% or, 512:1
  • Attach handle of Mixing Unit to water hose. Attach a water hose spray nozzle to front of Mixing Unit.If using a pressure washer, attach Mixing Unit inline between water hose and back of pressure washer at the hose attachment access.
  • Salt-Away creates a “sheeting” action. With gravity, salt completely flows off surface.
  • Spray bottle applications: 5.0%-20% solution. Compression pump application: 1.5% solution.*
  • Immersion applications using agitation: 0.5% solution; all other immersion applications: 1.5%. Rinsing required.*
  • Horizontal surfaces: 5.0% solution. Spray enough on surface to cause liquid to stand. Recommend using a compression pump (weed) sprayer. Do not apply with mop; salt transfers to other locations. Remove with wet-vacuum machine. Repeat application.
  • Floor carpeting: 2-3% solution. Apply with carpet cleaning machine. Let dwell 10-30 minutes. Use carpet cleaning equipment to vacuum. Clean carpet if required before Salt-Away treatment. Do not mix cleaner with Salt-Away. Must be 2 separate operations.
*  So little Salt-Away is required when making a solution with water, it is easier to calculate by % when the desired total volume of the solution is converted to fluid ounces or milliliters. Ok to round partial numbers up or down to nearest whole numbers.
  • Examples:
  • 1 US Gallon = 128 fl ounces. Desired volume = 4 GL x 128 oz = 512 fl oz. 512 x 0.5% = 2.56 fl oz. Add 2.56 fl oz Salt-Away to 4 GL of water.
  • 1 Liter = 1000 mL. Desired volume = 16 Liters x 1000 = 16,000 mL. 16,000 x 0.5% = 80 mL. Add 80 mL Salt-Away to 16 Liters of water.
  • The amount of Salt-Away added to the water does not have to be precise. It is ok to round up or down to the nearest whole number.
  • For substrates in preparation for coatings applications:
    • Apply with high pressure dispensed from pressure washers.
    • Perform surface salt contamination test.
    • Rinse Salt-Away residue from surface with fresh water to assure adhering of coating.
    If used in manufacturing processes:
    • Mix with existing rinse water operation.
    • If pressure is used: Ratio of 0.2% or,  512:1 = 25 US fluid oz (.74 ltr) per 100 US gallons (378.54ltr).
    • Salt-Away Bath: 3.0% solution.
    Recycling salt contaminated rinse water applied to new parts will not produce salt-free parts. It is not possible for any product to extract dissolved salt crystals from a solution.

USES FOR SEA WATER AND SEA AIR APPLICATIONS

  • 30-Second Boat Engine Flushes
  • Over-heating Boat Engines
  • Boat Wash, Trailer & Brake Wash
  • Fishing Rods, Reels, Tackle Other Gear
  • Seaside Windows, Awnings, Furniture
  • Radar Systems, Laser Systems
  • Refrigeration Systems
  • Anchor Windlass/Capstan, Cable
  • Business / Home Air Conditioners
  • Diving Suits, Regulators, B/Cs
  • Lock Sets, Valves, Gauges
  • Transformers, Hinges, Winches
  • Communication Towers, Cabin Hrdwr
  • Pneumatic & Hydraulic Equipment
  • Salt Water Toilet System
  • Gunnery, Rocket Launchers
  • Ship A/C Systems, Generators
  • Circuit Boards, Optical Lenses

 

SALT-AWAY CONCENTRATE FORMULA

Special Secret Blend

Salt Removing Agent

Rinse Aid

Liquid and Vapor Corrosion Inhibitors

Deep, Rich Blue Color

Product Concentration

 

Features and Benefits

  • Special Light-Use Spray formula available for quick and easy application. No rinsing required.
  • Is a maintenance product and should be applied regularly as long as salt is present in the environment. Will not bond to surfaces.
  • Greatly reduces costs for labor, parts & repair. Substantially lessens operational down-time.
  • Safe to use. Non-toxic, non-hazardous, biodegradable, environmentally safe.

Features
 
Benefits
Removes salt and breaks apart salt accumulation   Extends life of fixtures, appointments and equipment
No scrubbing, just spray on
  Normal maintenance time for salt removal cut by 75%
Water soluble, contains no hydrocarbon solvents or petroleum-based products   Does not strip wax, streak metals, or remove lubricants
Contains high performing rust and corrosion inhibitors   Stops trapped salt crystals from corroding items from the inside-out
Safe on all metals and other water-safe surfaces   Safe on all metals and other water-safe surfaces
Very concentrated. High dilution ratio   Economical dilution ratio. 512 parts water to 1 part Salt-Away for pressure applications (water hose, pressure washer, or other non-bottle spray applications)
Facts About Salt Dilution Ratios Formula Features and Benefits
HOW SALT-AWAY WORKS