Foot pedal corrosion

We have several touring sea kayaks that we use in the Northwest salt water. Despite rinsing with fresh water, after several years the aluminum foot pedals are building up a white corrosion that is making them difficult to move. What is the best way to clean this off, and what measures can be implemented to keep this from happening in the future?

I bet…
a bit of CLR would do the trick :slight_smile:

You could…
try soaking in that CLR stuff as suggested to get the corrosion off, or even try white vinegar. Scrub well with a scouring pad. The best solution would be to take them off and dissassemble them, get them sandblasted (bead blasted) and have the parts powdercoated. The chaepest solution would be to clean them and apply a thin film of auto battery terminal grease.

Thanks for the tips - I’ll give it a go. Where can CLR be found?

Home Centers
I know our local Home Depot sells it. On line try

Impala Bob