Beating Road Salt at its Own Game

Road salt is a serious problem for vehicle owners located in snow belt states. Road salt makes roads safer by melting slippery ice and

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Road salt is a serious problem for vehicle owners located in snow belt states. Road salt makes roads safer by melting slippery ice and snow, but it is also highly corrosive to vehicle frames, bodies and metal components. Once started, the corrosive process often can’t be stopped. Preserving a vehicle’s integrity means cleaning road salt off the body and undercarriage on a regular basis. Real Clean Salt Mitigation from Reliable Plus not only cleans, it leaves a protective coating that lasts until the next wash.

Salt Mitigation is a dual-purpose product that cleans using selected builders and surfactants that target, neutralize and remove salts and other dirt and grime from the vehicle’s surface. Once the surface is clean, Salt Mitigation chemically bonds with metal surfaces to create a barrier film that protects against salt and moisture corrosion. The formula is engineered to bond to a variety of metal surfaces including cast iron and aluminum, steel, and copper.

heavy-duty truck on snowy road

Real Clean Salt Mitigation is designed to be used regularly for continuous protection from the corrosive effects of salt. Once a vehicle is coated it becomes easier to clean because a hydrophobic film is being adhered to the surface which allows the vehicle to resist buildup of additional rust and dirt.

Salt Mitigation Testing

Real Clean put its Salt Mitigation to the test by simulating winter conditions in its laboratory. Most municipalities in the rust belt use a 20-percent calcium/magnesium chloride brine to keep roads free of ice and snow.

Real Clean chemists used a super-saturated version of this mixture to test its Salt Mitigation product, bumping the formula up to 30-percent calcium/magnesium chloride. The mixture was then sprayed on cold-rolled steel automotive panels, one coated with Real Clean Salt Mitigation, one left uncoated.

side-by-side panels treated and untreated with Real Clean Salt Mitigation

Both panels were exposed to five cycles of the 30-percent brine solution with drying time allowed between application. The panels were then rinsed and allowed to dry for two days. At the conclusion of the test, the untreated panel showed significant rust formation, while the panel treated with Real Clean was virtually rust-free.

Real Clean is available in 5 gallon, 15 gallon, and 30 gallon containers. Contact us today to learn more or place an order!

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