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Thank you so much for answering. I have an aluminum sailboat with lead poured into the aluminum keel. Seawater has gotten inside and now acts as a battery causing corrosion. I would like to know if there is something that will displace the water but not act with the metals. We have drilled holes to drain the area, but I believe there is still water in it and in order to keep water out I would like to put something else in it. There are plastic threaded plugs that can be removed to access that area and to then seal it. Thank you for any help you can give me. None of the boating "experts" have a solution. [Original Submission] Subject: Chemical reaction tricholorethylene to metals Is there an adverse chemical reaction to trichloroethylene or perchloroethylene to lead and aluminum? Problem is water in a keel of aluminum filled with lead. Your site says that the above chemicals are heavier than water and will displace it without mixing with it. Is there something else that will displace water (and possibly diesel)? Thank you.
Re: Reaction of lead and aluminum to trichloroethylene or perchloroethylene
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