08-29-2007, 02:20 AM #1
Saltwater riders!!! Advice please!!!!
Guys,i was wondering what some of you have done to coat your intake grate or aluminum tabs with to keep it from tarnishing??? I made the mistake of sanding and polishing tabs,grate,and bottom of pump shoe only to see it ruined and pitted after a few rides... I spray amsoil on all aluminum after washing every ride and i now am considering painting the parts to avoid this problem... Thanks
08-29-2007, 03:04 AM #2
james iv'e only ever riddien in salt, just wash my ff plate shoe ect with soapy water as soon as i get out the flush the ski with salt x and then rinse down the polished parts with some x too,still looks like the day it put it on..
Last edited by Hydrotherapy; 08-29-2007 at 08:39 AM.
08-29-2007, 07:31 AM #3
My advice is to find a freshwater source and ride the ski for 15 minutes or so right after you leave the salt. Then wash everything down with soap and water. I will also take a mixture of saltaway in a spray bottle and liberally coat all metal parts. After vacuuming the hull completely dry and airing it out over night with the fan I will then spray CRC 6-56 Marine lubricant over the plate, grate, pump, motor etc.and give it one final start to make sure all the moisture is out of the exhaust.
08-29-2007, 08:36 AM #4
Salt is all I ride in. I've never had a problem - I simply hose it down with fresh water after each ride.
08-29-2007, 09:55 AM #5
Thanks guys,i will prob switch to crc instead of amsoil,(Chip had told me several times to use this product) and maybe try just drying the aluminum parts after washing before i coat with crc.. I would rather do this instead of painting,hell i have over 40hrs in sanding and polishing these parts.. I would say when i pulled the shoe and grate yesterday i just wet sanded with 1000grit and 2000 grit,forget the polishing method this looks just fine... Thanks
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