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Technical, Techniques, Hints, and Tips => The "Black Arts!" ( Electrics & Electronics ) => Topic started by: steamboatbob on June 26, 2009, 12:23:22 pm

Title: INOX - Water protection spray for electronics.
Post by: steamboatbob on June 26, 2009, 12:23:22 pm
Hi Guys

Just letting you all know that i am not getting paid for this but to protect all your electrics you should have a look at this stuff

http://www.inox-mx3.com/inox.htm (http://www.inox-mx3.com/inox.htm)

srry martin if this is against the rules but i use this in all of my electrical work and have not had a problem whatsoever with water damage and trust me i have had a few boats flooded

Cheers Guys
Title: Re: INOX - Water protection spray for electronics.
Post by: tigertiger on June 26, 2009, 12:29:09 pm
Hi Bob

Is it the Inox Mx3 product you are using?
Or one of the other Inox family of products?

Mark
Title: Re: INOX - Water protection spray for electronics.
Post by: steamboatbob on June 26, 2009, 01:32:58 pm
Mx3 is the one I use
Title: Re: INOX - Water protection spray for electronics.
Post by: Roger in France on June 26, 2009, 02:29:48 pm
Got me a bit confused there as, in French, "inox" is simply stainless steel !

Roger in France
Title: Re: INOX - Water protection spray for electronics.
Post by: tigertiger on June 27, 2009, 12:01:18 am
Thanks Bob
Title: Re: INOX - Water protection spray for electronics.
Post by: Peter Fitness on June 27, 2009, 01:07:56 am
Roger, correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't "inox" a contraction of "inoxydable" - literally, "unable to rust", therefore, stainless steel? My schoolboy French is rather rusty  O0

The product referred to is called Inox, and I have been using it for about 15 years. It was recommended to me for applications where an oily residue is not desirable, but rust protection is. We live within a few hundred metres of the ocean, so rust is an ever present problem. Using Inox, and also Lanox, made by the same company but containing lanolin, helps protect any steel based items. I bought a 4 litre can of Inox, and decant it into a trigger sprayer.

Peter.
Title: Re: INOX - Water protection spray for electronics.
Post by: Roger in France on June 27, 2009, 06:03:47 am
Your French is correct, Peter. However, in everyday usage the French say and write "inox".

Roger in France
Title: Re: INOX - Water protection spray for electronics.
Post by: derekwarner on June 27, 2009, 06:19:12 am
Without going into too much science  >:-o or translations  {-)....... "inoxydable" - literally,  "unable to rust", therefore, stainless steel?" ...... is not necessarily...or technically  correct

It is only the austenitic grade series of stainless steels ...generally the '300' group series that do not rust......martensitic grades of stainless steel [below 300 & above 400] do rust..... O0...

So from this...if we see a French Drawing material specification of INOX  ........I believe we must  conclude they are specificing a 300 series material..........

Even the German nomination for 300 series stainlesss material eg., of 1.4571 or 1.4541...makes more sence  {-) <:( :-))......Derek
Title: Re: INOX - Water protection spray for electronics.
Post by: Roger in France on June 27, 2009, 06:28:09 am
Tell me about it, Derek....................

I bought a swimming pool ladder from my local "Mr. Bricolage", "Inox" it said but after 2 weeks I had rust stains in the pool (salt water). When I complained the shop sent a manager to visit me and on inspection we discovered that the captive nuts welded into the uprights to take the bolts from the steps were rusting. The ladder was replaced but this time the bolts themselves rusted.

Having a family member in the UK who specifies and buys components for ship fitting I was able to "acquire" some austenitic bolts. Problem solved.

Roger in France
Title: Re: INOX - Water protection spray for electronics.
Post by: Seaspray on June 27, 2009, 07:47:48 am
To remove water from anything electronic or electric I use WD 40.   :-)) :-))

It is not conductive and sprays all the water off the P.C.B.s.  :-))  :-))

We sprayed our P.C.Bs all over with a lacquer then an hour later when touch dry into a moderate temp oven. Its the static that is the main enemy of electronics


 Be careful of other sprays like penetrating oil.  :police:
Title: Re: INOX - Water protection spray for electronics.
Post by: Peter Fitness on June 27, 2009, 07:50:56 am
Derek, I realise that not all so called "stainless" steel is completely impervious to corrosion, I was merely showing off my knowledge (or lack thereof) of French  :embarrassed:   O0, and saying that the literal translation of "inoxydable" is "unable to rust" or probably, more correctly, "unable to oxidise". I was not implying that, categorically, stainless steel will not rust.

I use 302 grade 4 mm rod for making my own prop shafts, as we sail in salt water, and have had no problems so far. 316 would be better, but it's dearer, and harder to get in the size I want.

Peter.
Title: Re: INOX - Water protection spray for electronics.
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 27, 2009, 09:05:53 am
Topic renamed.  :-)