about us
Sea Foam Sales Company was born with a focus on safe and effective products that help engines and equipment run cleaner and last longer.


The Sea Foam story began in the 1930s, when Fred Fandrei, a salesman in the petroleum industry, wanted to spend more time fishing than fixing his outboard motor because of fuel-related problems. With the goal of finding the perfect petroleum blend, Fred created a formula that would stop fuel from going bad and help his motor run better.

The formula became quite popular among his fishing friends. He began selling it to local fishermen in beer bottles and quart jars, naming the formula “Sea Foam” after a friend in Florida called and asked for some of that “Sea Foam stuff.”
Sea Foam Motor Treatment is now one of the best-selling automotive additives in North America. Sea Foam products have attracted a passionate following as the proven choice for mechanics, vehicle enthusiasts, and all sorts of people who love or depend on engines.
We’ve grown since our humble beginnings, but our focus is still the same: safe products that are proven to work and keep engines and equipment running their best.

what makes sea foam treatment different?

No harsh chemicals or detergents

Contains only petroleum-based cleaning and lubricating ingredients that CAN’T HARM your engine or fuel system components

Trusted choice of mechanics since 1942

ever wonder how
sea foam is made?

Watch this 9-minute TV segment to get an inside look at how Sea Foam is made.

Interested in learning
more about sea foam?

Interested in learning
more about sea foam?

Check out The Sea Foam Story:

How One Man’s Invention Evolved into a Legacy, by Amy Lee Buck. This book, now available on Amazon, details the story of how our founder’s simple invention grew into a successful company that has developed a very loyal customer base and changed lives through its Christian philanthropy.
“a must-read for those interested in entrepreneurship, innovation, and philanthropy, as it showcases the power of one person’s idea to create a lasting impact.”
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