Rust?

CaptainBob

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My engine is mounted on what look like two metal boxes, one each side of the engine bay. Each box is closed on all sides but the in-side. and each is just about the length of the engine. As such, it's very difficult to access "inside" the box, but can be done by contorting and reaching.

When I've changed my anode in the past, I think some salt-water has made its way into the starboard aft box section and sat there. I didn't notice. And now it's got really quite rusty which is a pain as the rest of the engine/"box" is like new.

As a temporary solution I've reached in and with much mess have oozed a lot of "Corrosion Block" grease all over the affected areas, and worked it in.

But what should I do next? (after a long while with the Swarfega)

TY!
 

vyv_cox

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What you have done is as good as anything, provided you can't reach it easily and spread black grease over everything. I use Waxoyl in similar circumstances, it repels water to some extent and is pretty good as anti-corrosion. Comes in small aerosols making application very easy. Goes reasonably hard after a while.
 

Ubergeekian

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What you have done is as good as anything, provided you can't reach it easily and spread black grease over everything. I use Waxoyl in similar circumstances, it repels water to some extent and is pretty good as anti-corrosion. Comes in small aerosols making application very easy. Goes reasonably hard after a while.

I've recently become a Dinitrol convert. Also available in aerosols.
 
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