Can You Fight Rust And Win?? We Will Tell You How.

An ominous brown stain on the fender, a bubble in the paint at the bottom of a door, suddenly soaked floors after hitting a puddle—these are signs the iron worm has been hard at work. Rust. Otherwise-good cars are regularly sent to early graves because of rust, but the problem is preventable. Understanding the rusting process, the problematic areas, and the ways to address trouble means your pride and joy can stay on the road as long as you do.

There are 3 main stages of rust on vehicles: Surface Rust, Scale, and Penetration, but first let’s discuss exactly how rust is made.  Iron oxide is the technical term for rust, and it is formed when oxygen in the air reacts with the iron. Since vehicles are not typically built out of pure iron due to the inflexibility, tensile strength, and challenges with shaping it, materials such as carbon are added, causing the rust process to accelerate at the molecular level.

Surface Rust:  Paint nicks, cracks, and scratches are the first signs of rust.

Scale Rust:  At this step, the metal strength of the vehicle is reduced. Dirt, grime, and salt that sticks to (or is trapped in) your vehicle begins to speed up the chemical reaction that causes rust because they act as electrolytes when dissolved in the water.

Penetrating Rust: Holes in the steel are apparent at this stage.

While many cars are built with coatings and/or are dipped in anti-corrosion agents during the painting process, according to Popular Mechanics, “the road-facing side of the car is basically a sand-blasting cabinet at highway speeds, and those dips and coatings wear off over time.”

So how do you prevent rust from occurring?

Krown treatment is designed to slow down or inhibit corrosion on vehicles. It is a petroleum based product with rust inhibitors containing no solvents. In fact the Krown product is environmentally safe, contains no toxins, is non-flammable, is non-reactive, is non-corrosive, can be sprayed in any weather, remains active, and is not WHMIS controlled.

To ensure that your vehicle is adequately protected, it is essential to have it treated every year. Especially these days when extremely aggressive road chemicals are in use for de-icing our roads, make sure you come in for a treatment every year.

For more information about Krown Rust Control, contact us at 902-404-1500.

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