5 Mistakes to Avoid When Rust Proofing

Rust proofing is a valuable process that protects metal surfaces from the damaging effects of corrosion. It’s something we know well at Bodyshield through our clients and experience in the automotive space. But while applying rust proofing treatments can enhance the longevity and appearance of your car, it’s important to do it correctly.

In this blog, we go over 5 mistakes to avoid when applying rust proofing:

Skipping Surface Preparation

Neglecting proper surface preparation is a significant mistake in rust proofing. Failing to clean and degrease the metal surface can lead to poor adhesion and compromised results.

With that in mind, we recommend you always start with a clean, dry, and rust-free surface to allow your rust proofing to bond effectively and provide optimal protection.

At Bodyshield, we have three high quality rust proofing products: Oil Base Rust Proofing BS-015, BS-035, and BS-071. If you want more information on which type is right for you, contact us on our website or social pages.

Ignoring Rust Spots

Avoid applying rust proofing over existing rust spots. Rust needs to be addressed and treated properly before proceeding with the protective treatment.

That’s why you should use a rust converter or remover to neutralize the rust before applying your rust proofing treatment.

Overlooking Proper Application Techniques

Proper application is crucial for the effectiveness of rust proofing. Follow the proper guidelines and recommended coverage for the specific product.

Keep in mind applying too much or too little can lead to uneven protection and compromise the overall outcome.

Still having doubts? Contact us today if you have any questions or concerns about how to follow guidelines and coverage related to rust proofing.

Ignoring Environmental Factors

Consider the environment in which the metal surfaces will be exposed.

Different rust proofing treatments may be more suitable for specific environments. So knowing which rust proofing brands work best for your car throughout the year is crucial.

Neglecting Regular Maintenance

Rust proofing is not a one-time solution. Regularly inspect treated surfaces for any signs of damage or wear. If not, your car will deteriorate faster and become more costly to maintain.

Avoiding these common mistakes will help you achieve optimal results when using rust proofing. 

By implementing these best practices, you can extend the life of your equipment, infrastructure, and vehicles, ensuring they remain rust-free and in top-notch condition.

If you have any questions or concerns about rust proofing, feel free to contact us at Bodyshield today on our website or social pages.