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4 Ways Marine Ignition Wires Corrode, Wreak Havoc on Performance!​





Electrolytic Corrosion: Also known as stray current corrosion, this occurs when dissimilar metals are in contact with an electrolyte, such as water, and an electrical source. The result can be a rapid reaction that can cause significant metal damage in a matter of hours or days.​


Galvanic Corrosion: This occurs when two dissimilar metals are directly connected, causing the lesser of the two metals to corrode.​


Marine Corrosion: This occurs when the salt in air and seawater leads to the chemical degradation of exposed metal surfaces.​


Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC): This occurs when microbes are involved with corrosion.​


Anodes are designed to help prevent corrosion from happening. They are typically ​made of zinc, magnesium, or aluminum and are usually located on trim tabs.​

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