Features September 2007 Issue

Practical Sailor Tests Spray-On Protection for Electronics and Electrical Systems

Rust inhibitors (Practical Sailor, April 2007) return to the test bench to see which one offers the best protection for your marine electronics and electrical systems.

Seawater and electricity love each other with a fatal attraction, and when they break barriers to get to each other, we suffer from the destruction left in their wakes. Enter aerosol corrosion inhibitors. If you spray sensitive electrical circuitry—including printed circuit boards—with the aerosol rust inhibitors we tested, they’ll prevent corrosion from interrupting circuits and water from creating circuits where they aren’t wanted. Our test lineup included Boeshield T-9, Corrosion Block, CorrosionPro Lube, CorrosionX, CRC Heavy Duty Corrosion Inhibitor, CRC QD, LPS 1, Strikehold, TC-11, WD-40. The TC-11 was our top pick.

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