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Old 07-29-2019, 09:42 AM
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Default Salt Away Mixing unit-is there a better sprayer?

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I find these little things to be really crappy. Anything better out there that will last more than one application?
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G Clean Detergent Injector, said to be superior to the Salt Away model.
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I have used this one for the last year or so and it has worked well, https://www.hdhudson.com/product-pag...se-end-sprayer just checked the reviews on HDs site however and they are not good so YMMV. The one that came with Salt Away did not last at all and was difficult to use.
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Originally Posted by MacCTD View Post
I have used this one for the last year or so and it has worked well, https://www.hdhudson.com/product-pag...se-end-sprayer just checked the reviews on HDs site however and they are not good so YMMV. The one that came with Salt Away did not last at all and was difficult to use.
Doesn't look like you can connect a hose to the other end, only a sprayer.
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Thats not going to fix your over heating problem.
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Originally Posted by fishingfun View Post
Thats not going to fix your over heating problem.
Lol...I knew there would be at least one.

I try to do it at least once a year, and realized my little dumaflache was broken. Was going to try and flush when I work on the overheating issue.
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That one is a piece of crap
Blew out 2 of them in 3 weeks. Even after turning water pressure down
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Been using the Salt Away thingy for years. When it gets stiff, I take it apart and lube it with reel grease. Have to do it every couple of years
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Quite frankly, every time I use the Salt Spray attachment I swear I am going to sit down and figure a better way. IMO It's a badly engineer applicator which probably uses more Salt Spray than necessary, which probably pleases Salt Spray to no end. It sure as heck is not user friendly.
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the saltaway version works ok but seems to use a ton of product initially and then it really trails off and stays pale blue in the mixing cup for quite a while.....I have started using a fresh dose f about 1/4 cup in the mixer every time I flush the motor.....
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My dispenser is eating the Salt Away in only a few minutes. That means I am using too high a concentrate and wasting product as well risking damage.

I need to either get a new one or take this one apart to see what’s wrong.
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Originally Posted by freedbaby View Post
Doesn't look like you can connect a hose to the other end, only a sprayer.
Yeah, I just use Salt Away to wash my boat as it is all aluminum, I do not flush with it, I just use fresh water too much of a hassle to use Salt Away.
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These products work with decaling an engine,however not just one flush every now and then .I descaled an outboard using a pond pump and a basin,left it running for weeks on end.
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I've got this.

You need an old school metal framed chemical mixer sprayer. Easy find at local true value or ace. Not an easy find on Amazon or Lowes, all that stuff is plastic.

The one one I got looks like it's from the 80s but I bought it this spring for $20, I'm in love with it. All metal construction, compact and works great, adjustable dial easy to use, with detents. Steady mix start to finish. I put 8 oz of soap in it about six or eight washes ago, I'm just down to the last ounce or two. I don't use salt away, just like the idea of a spray on spray off rinse with soap for a boat ride with the kids (when I'm washing the boat at 930 on a Tuesday night).

It won't work with orpine or other thick soaps, but car wash concentrate or salt away I think works great. I use quick connects with all my various boat washing and flushing implements, works great.
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Sounds kind of ghetto but this is what I use to spray down the trailer and boat, after I spray the insecticide of course. Clean it out good and fill her up with salt away. Works great and lasts for ever. Plus it’s cheap!



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Originally Posted by Reel Lucky LHP View Post
G Clean Detergent Injector, said to be superior to the Salt Away model.

Anyone know where I can find one of these
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Just a heads up, found out the other day you are not suppose to run all the salt away out of the clear flusher when flushing the motor. Suppose to turn the water off to the motor while there is still a blue tint in the little clear flushing container so that the diluted salt away stays within the cooling system.
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Originally Posted by jamesbfishin View Post
Anyone know where I can find one of these
reviews are awful.... and no indication of the actual mixing rate.

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I actually like the star brite one the OP list. I add some silicone to the rubber oring gasket and got about 4 extra orings at Ace Hardware. This one was 10x better than the one that comes with Salt Terminator.
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