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Importance of Rust Prevention
Losing an investment you made on your vehicle due to rust is extremely unfortunate. Road salt is the most common reason for having unsightly rust on your automobile. However, without road salt, the roads wouldn’t be safe; roads would essentially be filled with snow and ice, causing vehicles to slip and slide.
How Does It Happen?
The body of your vehicle is made from iron and rust is iron oxide. When iron is combined with oxygen and water, you have the perfect combination for rust. Pure water alone is not the best electrolyte. However, since salt is used in snowy areas, the water turns salty. When the saltwater hits your vehicle and buries in the nicks and cracks that have occurred from normal driving, there’s a good chance of rusting.
New vehicles are not void of rust either. Although new vehicles are made with some type of corrosion-resistant materials, including a layer of clear coat paint that creates a barrier between the salt and metal of your vehicle, this is often not enough. Natural wear and tear over the years can also cause rusting. This means that no vehicles are 100 percent safe from rusting without proper protection.
Wash Your Vehicle Regularly
One of the things you could do to prevent rust is to wash and wax your vehicle regularily, or have a high-quality paint sealant applied. The longer the salt sits on your vehicle, the greater the chance that it will begin to eat away at the metal. Also, ensure that all soap and residue is rinsed off and your vehicle is thoroughly cleaned and dried.
Stop Rust from the Inside
Rust can occur on the inside of the vehicle too. Driving through salt water and other dangerous winter conditions can be troublesome as the saltwater can hit the interior crevices of doors, trunks and various vehicle panels, causing rust to start on the inside and work its way out. Avoid this situation by ensuring you have a quality rust inhibitor/cavity wax applied to these areas of your vehicle. This prevents the water from seeping into the areas and causing corrosion.
Under Carriage Takes a Beating
The underside takes the hardest beating among all parts of your vehicle. The bottom of your vehicle is exposed to various elements including mud, snow, construction and debris. With an asphalt-based undercoating that is meant to last, your vehicle could be protected as this acts as a barrier and prevents your vehicle from rusting.
Inspect Your Vehicle for Damage
A minor scratch might not seem like a big deal to you, but in a few months, it could turn into a rust spot and eventually take over a larger area of your vehicle. If there are any scratches on your vehicle, have them touched up right away.
Make sure your vehicle is regularly washed and inspected. In addition, providing an extra layer of protection by using rust-prevention products will ensure your vehicle is protected.
Benefits of Rust Proofing
Protect your car’s auto body panels around edmonton with rust check®
Rust Check® has been used since 1973 as a protectant for vehicle body panels. The highly refined mineral oils in Rust Check® allow it to stop corrosion between metals. It also features active chemicals that allow it to be applied in a highly concentrated mist that can penetrate even the smallest cracks and seams.
Protect your car or truck’s auto body panels around Edmonton from rust with an easy application of Rust Check®. AMP Auto Body Panels Ltd. has it in stock, so stop by today.
Rust Check® Proofing Service Centres
If you need assistance with applying Rust Check®, you can visit one of the following service centres: