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Magic Minus ZeroTM

Magic Minus Zero™ is also marketed
under the name of Liquid Ice B'Gone.
These products are identical. All references to
Magic Minus Zero™ also apply to Liquid Ice B'Gone
.

 

What is this stuff anyway?

Magic Minus Zero™ is a highly effective liquid de-icing agent made from a patented blend of magnesium chloride combined with an agricultural by-product of the distilling process (i.e. grain and/or sugar based) and is protected under U.S. patent #4,676,918. No other liquid ice melter can make this claim.

Magic Minus Zero™ is non-toxic, bio-degradable and has a corrosion index lower than distilled water.

Magic Minus Zero™ can be applied directly to paved surfaces in advance of a winter storm, or can be sprayed onto regular rock salt, transforming it into Magic Salt™, a highly effective ice melting product.

Magic Salt™ is regular rock salt that has been treated with the liquid Magic Minus Zero™.

Magic Salt™ is safe to use on concrete, is non-corrosive, does not harm curbside grassed areas or plants, and continues to melt ice to below -35F.

The benefits and results of treating your salt stockpiles or your sand/salt stockpiles with Magic Minus Zero™ are amazing.

 

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Features and Benefits of
Magic Minus Zero™

Magic Minus Zero™ is a proprietary formula of magnesium chloride combined with an agricultural by-product of the distilling process (i.e. grain and/or sugar based) and is protected under U.S. patent #4,676,918. No other liquid ice melter can make this claim.

Magic Minus Zero™ can be applied directly to paved surfaces in advance of a winter storm and the following results will occur:

  • Black ice is eliminated.
  • Because of its residual effect, snow and ice will not bond to paved surfaces.
  • It melts faster.
  • It works longer.
  • It is environmentally friendlier.
  • It is less corrosive than distilled water.
  • It is DEC approved.
  • It is safe for concrete parking structures.
  • It even neutralizes rust!

Magic Minus Zero™ saves money, time and labor.

 

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Application Methods for
Magic Minus Zero™

Anti-Icing
Magic Minus Zero™ is used extensively on the New York State Thruway system and the Garden State Parkway (New Jersey) as an anti-icing agent.

Magic Minus Zero™ is applied using a spray tank system with a spray bar. There are two types of spray patterns which are used, depending on traffic flow and desired effect.

When correctly applied prior to the snow or ice storm event, Magic Minus Zero™ prevents snow and ice from bonding to the pavement. Plowing removes all packed snow and ice. Black ice cannot form, as long as there is no major run off.

Magic Minus Zero™ will not harm vehicles or any type of pavement and is environmentally much friendlier than traditional methods and materials.

These significant benefits must be considered only in terms of the substantial commitment to training crews, use of precise temperature monitoring equipment, and careful application.

Our tank/spray system easily converts from anti-icing to de-icing.

 

De-Icing
Ordinary rock salt is transformed when treated with Magic Minus Zero™. Hard pack and bonded ice are quickly eliminated from paved surfaces.

Even though rock salt eventually dissolves in the melting process, the Magic Minus Zero™ remains in the pavement surface and will prevent black ice from forming.

This will continue until it is diluted by run-off or precipitation. The treatment process is accomplished by pre-treating stockpiles of rock salt or salt/sand or all sand.

  • Application Rates: Between 8 gallons/ton for all rock salt and up to 10 gallons/tons for all sand stockpiles. Rates will vary for mixed stockpiles depending on the sand/salt ratio.
  • General Procedures: We bring our tank and spray unit to your stockpile. You will provide a loader and operator to turn the stockpile as the Magic Minus Zero™ is being applied. This is required to ensure uniform treatment of the entire stockpile.
  • Application Time: Estimated 30 minutes for a 25 ton pile (typical tri-axle truckload), start to finish.

 

Pre-Wetting
Magic Minus Zero™ is an effective on board pre-wetting agent for rock salt or salt/sand or all sand. It is safe to use on concrete, is non-corrosive, does not harm curbside grassed areas or plants, and continues to melt ice to below -35F.

  • Application Rates: Varies depending on your system and requires some experimentation to properly monitor applications.
  • General Procedures: Magic Minus Zero™ can be used in any on-board system. However, because of its viscosity, all filters and screens must be removed from your system; otherwise clogging may occur. It is completely safe to handle and unlike typical on-board liquid chemicals, it will not corrode or degrade mechanical or electrical components on your vehicle or equipment.

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Available for Distribution
Magic Minus Zero™ is available for purchase in several different ways.

  • Pre-Treating of Stockpiles: Our spray tank unit comes to you. You provide loader and operator.
  • Bulk: Magic Minus Zero™ is most economically shipped in semi-trailer tankers (4500 gallons), although smaller quantities are also available. We deliver to your tank.

 

Material Safety Data Sheet
Magic Minus Zero™

 

To download a Magic Minus Zero™ Material Safety Data Sheet, click here.

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Thank you for your interest in our products.

We wish you a safe and profitable winter season.

 

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