Marine Corrosion along the Florida Coast

Every year the cost of marine corrosion has increased until it is estimated today at 4% of the Gross National Product. Boating enthusiast along the Florida coast encounter this dilemma throughout the year – day in and day out. Bottom line – marine corrosion is an enormous cost to boaters and marine enthusiast.

It’s sad to note but no marine product can escape the damage from marine corrosion. Simply put, marine corrosion is an electrochemical reaction that happens when electrons flow between metals that are connected or grounded through water.

What does this matter to you? Marine corrosion is the defining factor with regards to the longevity of your boat engine, boat exhaust system, sterndrive as well as all of the boating and marine products you use along the Florida coast.

As it happens, this electrical action causes one of the two metals to literally be eaten away – marine corrosion. The process is greatly accelerated in salt, brackish waters, or in waters with a high mineral content. That’s marine corrosion in a nutshell.

What is Corrosion?

Corrosion by definition is “the degradation of materials by chemical reaction with the environment in which the material resides.” This is because of metal oxidation. As metals have a tendency to return to their natural state, it is a natural process which produces either salt or oxides. It requires four elements – anode, cathode, an electrolyte, and a metallic path.

Corrosion Materials

Listed below are a few Points about Corrosion Materials:

  • They are the materials which are the cause of corrosion.

  • They are toxic in nature.

  • They have very harmful effects as they have a tendency to attack metals and destroy their strength.

  • They also affect the human body, especially tissues. Some acids and bases are included in that.

Metal Corrosion

Metal corrosion is the main cause of metal destruction, like steel rusts due to immersion in seawater. Similarly iron reacts with oxygen to form rust by exposure to moist air.

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How can marine corrosion be controlled?

There are two main methods for controlling the tendency of metals to corrode in sea water:

  • By isolation of the corroding metal from the sea water by painting, or other coating (such as MC-300).

  • By using corrosion inhibitors – such as MC-300.

So what is MC-300?

MC-300 is the most advanced and effective long term Non-Flammable Rust and Corrosion Inhibitor available in the world today. MC-300’s unique formulation offers numerous advantages over its competition.

It is a complex mixture of non-flammable solvents and saturated aliphatic hydrocarbons – or in laymen’s terms, it’s a super highly refined wax. It permanently adheres to surfaces in all types of weather and environmental conditions. There is almost no end to the possible applications for MC-300 in stopping rust and corrosion in its tracks!

Unlike our competition, MC-300 sprays on as a translucent film and dries to a non-greasy touch within minutes. It is completely dry within 12 hours – depending on outside temperature. MC-300 is also washable using cold water, which can be so important when doing routine maintenance – such washing off your boat engine or trailer.

And one of the most important differences between MC-300 and our competition is that it is completely non-flammable.