Removing Soluble Salts with HoldTight®102
Independent test confirm that HoldTight®102 removes ALL salts (and other contaminants). It then prevents flash rusting, a simple and obvious indication that the surface is clean and ready for coating. Unlike other salt removal products, HoldTight®102 works with ALL field test methods, both ion specific test and all total salt tests. If working to ISO standards use the Bresle test. For IMO use Bresle or SaltSmart®; for ASTM or SSPC use these tests or potassium ferricyanide paper the Kitigawa tube method. The New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) researchers concluded that Hold Tight®102 will effectively acheive zero or undetectable salt levels.
“102” Does Concrete Too
HoldTight®102 cleans concrete as well as steel, aluminum, fiberglass, and composites leaving no contaminants. It is as effective on concrete as it is on metal surfaces for cleaning. Added to water and applied under pressure, it will remove both visible (oil, grease, crud, etc.) and non-visible contaminants (chlorides, phophates, sulfates, nitrates, etc.) from virtually all surfaces. HoldTight®102 is also used in industrial applications to remove contaminants from bridges, water tanks, refineries and equipment as well as other steel and concrete structures.
And Here’s a Bonus
Clean surfaces simply don’t rust as fast. HoldTight®102 prevents flash rust not by forming a film to separate the surface from air and humidity but by leaving an exceptionally clean surface. Contaminants of any kind – visible or invisible – literally suck moisture out of the air, like sponges. HoldTight®102 removes them all. Because HoldTight®102 evaporates with water in which it has been dissolved, it doesn’t leave a residue as some other salt removers and virtually all conventional inhibitors do. It does not solve one problem by creating another.