Marine greases currently do a good job lubricating and protecting mechanical devices and equipment. However, they do not address a common issue that affects all metals — existing oxidation/corrosion on the surfaces, according to the products’ manufacturers — CAIG Laboratories Inc.
CAIG’s DeoxIT L27 Marine Mechanical and Electrical Greases are designed to lubricate and protect metal surfaces. They also contain special additives which remove and displace most surface oxidation and corrosion on metals, officials said.
The greases are manufactured in semi-solid form for use as a combination cleaning, deoxidizing, protecting and lubricating preparation. Greases protect against oxidation (galvanic corrosion) and are free of mineral acids, sulphurs, alkalis and other noxious components aggressive to metals.
The infusion of DeoxIT Dx100L into the formulation provides an additional film on the metal surface to remove/displace corrosion and provides a moveable/flexible protective barrier. This is important when, and if, the grease is disturbed and separates from the metal surface.
When the grease is first applied, the infused DeoxIT Dx100L transfers to the metal and coats the entire surface; sealing and protecting the metal even if the grease is separated from the surface (vibration or mechanical movement), CAIG officials said.