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Product Test

Test guidelines:

  • This simple performance test has been conducted to highlight the two products performance capability against the control to help you understand that all products are not the same.
  • Three glass 600ml jars filled with salt water collected from Moreton Bay off Brisbane.
  • Three rusty steel bullet head nails were inserted into each jar as a baseline for the corrosion test as steel rust is easily seen for the comparison.
  • One jar had 20 mls of our SX50 added, One jar had 20 mls of Salt-away (a salt removal product) added even though they claim you need much less but to be fair we used equal amounts.
  • The control was left as it came from Moreton Bay.

Day One

       Salt Rust Corrosion Removal              Rust Corrosion Salt Corrosion

 As you can see from the photo the three test bottles have been set up and we have observed the products over the next 30 days.  Three Steel Bullet Head Nails used for the test on the right

 24 Hours

 Salt Removal Rust Removal

After 24 hours the control is showing signs of rapid rust buildup on the steel. The SX50 jar is still clear and the surface rust is gone with much of the heavy rust disappearing as well. The competition jar has changed dramatically with the blue colour falling out of solution and settling to the bottom of the jar. On close inspection of the nail the surface rust has been removed, however the heavy rust still remains on the nail.

72 Hours

 Sx50 Salt Remover


The SX50 on the other hand shows a clean nail, the rust buildup has been removed completely and it is holding the nail in a pristine condition in sea water 3 days after immersion.


72 Hours 

Salt Water Corrosion

After 72 hours the Control Bottle show significant rust buildup which gives you a good insight into how quickly bare metals are attacked by the corrosive sea water.

72 Hours

  Salt Away performs poorly in tests

 After 72 hours our competitions colour has fallen down badly and you can now see the steel nail has rust (dark shadows) still visible on the nail however there is no additional rust developing.

8 Days

Salt Corrosion Removal


The SX50 has cleaned the nail completely and appears to be protecting the nail in the seawater solution. We believe this is a pretty conclusive demonstration to prove that our SX50 is still the best value on the market with the best performance and we would hope that this simple test illustrates the true strength of each product and debunks the marketing hype as just that, "Marketing Hype".

 8 Days

Salt Removal Rust Removal


As you can see from the photo the control is continuing to show signs of increased corrosion as it has no protection from the  sea water and as we all know if left the salt will eventually destroy the nail to a point where it can not be used.

 8 Days

Salt Away Product Failure


Our competition has shown no improvement, the nail still shows the heavy rust buildup and the water it starting to cloud up and the colour has fallen out of the product completely and because it is a proprietary formula it is hard to say whether all the ingredients are in the blue on the bottom or still held in suspension in the sea water.

  30 Days 

 SX50 out performs Salt Away on Salt Corrosion Test

After the conclusion of the 8 day test period we elected to leave the test jars to see how long the products will last and what results we will achieve. At around the 30 day mark things started to change quite dramatically in one of the jars and at this stage we decided it was time to reveal the product we were using as a test sample to put up against the SX50 to put the debate to bed once and for all.
You be the judge, remember it is your boat and marine gear you are wanting to protect. I know which one I am going to continue to use!!!!
 Here it is the 30 day photo as expected the centre control jar just keeps getting more rust build-up. Scroll down to get a closer look at the other two jars.


 Salt Off SX50 Best Salt Remover Available

 As you can see the water has gone a rusty colour, the nail has as much rust on it as it did when we started the test, the results are there for all to see. You draw your own conclusions.
Have a look at the SX50 sample and scroll back up the page to the early images for a comparison. No rust on the nail at all the product has remained stable in salt water for over 30 days.
This is a simple test anyone can do at home. There are no secrets so now our customers can make an informed choice when it comes to salt corrosion maintenance on their marine equipment.


 Salt Away fails as formula unable to sustain performance

 These are the two nails removed from the solution allowed to dry and photographed.
I hope this test answers some questions that many people have in the back of their mind. I used the SX50 for 15 years on my charter boat and I know it works and this just confirms what I already know; SX50 really does work and it works well.

Australian Made Product

Australian Family Owned Company

We have upgraded formulas coming soon that are better again than our current product which is part of our under promise and over deliver business policy.



Visual proof that Salt Off SX50 is a Better product thatn Salt Away

 Further Information:

We have been made aware that the team from Salt-Away have tried to discredit our test by conducting there own test which appears to be a complete failure as they attempt to confuse people. Judging by the colour of the alleged SX50 they use in the test it does not even match our dye colour.

There is an old saying:

"If it sounds to good to be true, then it probably is"

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