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Cleaning Salt Residue off Truck and Equipment - Marine Products? Vinegar?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by billm, Dec 14, 2014.

  1. billm

    billm Junior Member
    from nj
    Messages: 20

    I hope I am posting this in the correct forum.

    On my truck and equipment all I really ever used was a good car wash and then followed it up with some wd40. On my boat over the years I used this product call salt-away and this past season I made my own mixture of Vinegar and Cheap Car Wash Soap in a spray foam gun.

    See this thread- http://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-forum/235705-product-review-salt-away.html

    - See post #29 and read others

    I mixed a gallon of http://www.heinzvinegar.com/products-cleaning-vinegar.aspx with two bottles of http://www.bluecoral.com/products.asp
    Wash & Wax Concentrate and let the spray foam gun dilute it while spraying. Total cost was like $10 for almost 3 gallons of product.

    I was very happy how it worked out on my boat and was thinking of using it on my truck this year and still follow up with wd40 or something similar.

    Has anyone ever tried this? If not what have you been using?
  2. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 6,756

    Simple Green run through pressure washer is what I use and works very well.
  3. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    We use Rhomar's product neutrowash product. It works excellent.
  4. BillyRgn

    BillyRgn Senior Member
    Messages: 713

    x2 we use the neutrowash as well, I also bought the stuff from them to treat the sander drag chains with at the end of the year but for the life of me can't remember the name of it. Well worth it
  5. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,968

    I've been using "salt away", from west marine.
  6. billm

    billm Junior Member
    from nj
    Messages: 20

    They basically say that salt away is vinegar and soap.

    Have you seen any metal etching on chrome or metal trim? Any issues on paint?
  7. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,968

    Haven't noticed any ill effects.