Hydrated iron oxide is permeable to air and water, allowing the metal to continue to corrode - internally - even after a surface layer of rust has formed. Given sufficient hydration, the iron mass can eventually convert entirely to rust and disintegrate.
How to prevent rust on automobiles!
- Automobiles should be kept cleaned and waxed.
- The underbody should be sprayed to make sure it is free of dirt and debris that could trap moisture.
- After a car is washed, it is best to let it sit in the sun for a few hours to let it air dry.
- In winter, or in salty conditions, cars should be washed more regularly as salt (sodium chloride) can accelerate the rusting process
In addition to maintaining your automobile, there are rust proofing methods available to prevent the formation of rust.
Rust proofing is a technique that can provide resistance to rusting on steel items, for it to be successful, water-displacing oil should be used coating the metal to isolate it from the environment.
RUSTAWAY rust proofing is the process of applying a rust-inhibiting, water-displacing oil to the underside and inside of the vehicle's body as well as any other rust-prone areas. Our RUSTAWAY process should not be confused with undercoating which treats only the underside of the vehicle.