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Old 13 July 2008, 17:22   #1
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Protecting your engine?

Hi guys,
I was speaking to someone who told me they coat their entire outboard engine (apart from the anode) with waxoyl to help prevent corrosion in salt water. Waxoyl is (I think) a liquid used to protect car under carriages from rust.
I have gone out and bought a tin, but am now reluctant to put it on untill I am sure it won't cause any problems.
Do any of you use waxoyl, or can see any possible problems with this?
Cheers in advance,
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Old 13 July 2008, 17:24   #2
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Can't see it causing any problems but it won't look very pretty - I hope you bought the clear one and not the black???
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Old 13 July 2008, 17:40   #3
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Thanks Codprawn. Yes, should have said I have got the clear one. Will it still look bad?
I should add at this point my engines are not on a shiny rib machine, but a Avon S3.40 Typhoon SIB that I use for fishing.
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The problem you will have is that dust and sand will stick to it like the proverbial to a blanket!!!
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And everytime you handle it, it'll get everywhere! Tubes, hull, clothes....Just doesn't bear thinking about
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I spray all non-painted metal under the cowling with Boeshield.

I do not do anything special to the motor exterior; there's not that much there to corrode.

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Old 14 July 2008, 16:46   #7
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Hi,
I have never used this stuff before, and didn't realise that it makes such a mess. I won't be using it from what you have all told me.
Thanks for your help.
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Old 14 July 2008, 16:51   #8
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Evinrude (BRP) make some stuff that I use called Anti Corrosion Spray that gives a waxy coating to the engine I think this would be a better bet as it is designed for use on new Evinrude engines, in fact you get a can with the new engine
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Wont a good coat of WD40 do the same thing
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I do polish my engine on the outside and the engine regularly with W40 so all time clean and salt free and no corrodes on electrics

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