Are you fighting the “green monster” of saltwater corrosion? Well prepare to win the battle. QMaxx and America’s winningest saltwater tournament angler have combined forces to help saltwater sports enthusiasts stop corrosion in its tracks.
Get Ship-Shape and Bristol Fashion with QMaxx
With the start of the 13th season of the Chevy Florida Insider Fishing Report, QMaxx is proud to join the stellar lineup of sponsors on Rick Murphy’s Emmy award-winning TV fishing program.
In between the action footage of Rick and his team fishing for tarpon, sailfish, redfish and other popular Florida game fish, Florida anglers are learning about QMaxx’s many marine applications for boats, metal fittings, inboard and outboard motors, marine electronics, fishing tackle and trailers.
Traditionally, fighting rust and corrosion has meant cleaning up the damage, repairing metal surfaces and replacing parts. But QMaxx–with its patented water-displacement technology–cleans and dissolves existing rust and corrosion, stops future damage and continues to protect long after other products have quit working.
QMaxx Makes a Believer Out of Rick Murphy
Rick Murphy has been hunting and fishing across Florida his whole life. And for the last 20-plus years, he’s been sharing his expertise and love of fishing with outdoor enthusiasts through television, radio and online media.
When QMaxx’s Florida rep Tony Mesa first met Rick, he wanted to get his attention fast. Rather than spend a lot of time talking about our products, Tony offered to put QMaxx SALT to the test.
Rick keeps a Chevy Suburban in the Bahamas where humidity and salt spray are hell on metal. But more than two years after Tony sprayed Rick’s truck with SALT it still looks like new. “I tease them that they must have dipped my truck in a vat of QMaxx,” says Rick, “but no, all it takes is a spray can.”
Ever since, Rick has made QMaxx a regular part of his maintenance routine for his Yamaha motors, fishing tackle, trailers, firearms, tools and tasks around the house.
Florida Puts QMaxx to the Test
Florida is an important market for QMaxx. With some 1350 miles of coastline and average humidity levels in the 70s, Florida is practically ground zero in the battle against one of the most aggressive forms of corrosion–saltwater. What better place then for the QMaxx team to reach out to commercial captains, professional guides, boaters, competitive anglers and marine mechanics.
We’ve encouraged them to try QMaxx and give us their feedback. And they’ve made it clear. QMaxx works. Especially interesting are some of the comments we’ve received from mechanics:
Our main job is to build high-performance engines for offshore drag racing vehicles…I have never seen a product protect against saltwater like QMaxx does. We spray it on the outside of the engine…and we have never seen such a product work as a complete barrier against salt on the manifolds and the exhaust pipes.
I cannot tell you how many times we see boats coming into our shop that are completely ruined due to the salt water getting into the engine or by corroding away at the engine…QMaxx will be the new product to keep that stuff from happening because it truly is a a saltwater displacement, and I have never seen anything work like it.
Say Anchors Away to Rust and Corrosion
Water and oxygen are the primary catalysts in the rust and corrosion cycle. Remove one or both and you interrupt the oxidation cycle. That’s the principle behind QMaxx. With a specific gravity heavier than water, it gets under water to actively push it away from metal. Then QMaxx bonds with metal atoms to create a barrier that repels moisture.
As destructive as rain, mist fog and humidity are to metal, add salt to the equation and your potential for damage increases dramatically. Corrosion is an electrochemical process, and saltwater is a highly efficient conductor of electricity:
- Saltwater corrodes ferrous metals five times faster than freshwater.
- Corrosion occurs faster–the closer you are to the coast. Steel 80 feet from shore corrodes 12 times faster than the same metal 800 feet away.
QMaxx SALT Tops Independent Lab Tests
At QMaxx, we’re serious about rust and corrosion protection. That’s why we’re always testing our formulas against other popular rust and corrosion protection products. We want to know that QMaxx is the best solution you can buy.
In a recent Salt Spray Fog test (ASTM B117), a California-based independent laboratory put five commercial products through a series of three trials lasting 120 hours each. QMaxx SALT came out on top with the longest time to fail–96 to 120 hours.
The competition? One failed in the first 24 hours, another failed between 48 and 72 hours and two failed in the 72 to 96 hour range. While a Salt Spray Fog test does not simulate real-world conditions, it does provide a valid comparison. Our ability to deliver longer-lasting protection is why more and more professional anglers are choosing QMaxx SALT.