Most car owners are searching for the most cost-effective method for protecting and maintaining their vehicles. Many drivers are not willing to invest money up front, even it means avoiding steep mechanic bills in the long run.
One aspect of auto maintenance that is crucial for protecting the value and structure of your car is rust proofing. Rust can cause irreversible damage to your vehicle.
Rust coating and rust proofing services help prevent oxidation from occurring on the metal components of your car. For oxidation to happen, metal must be exposed to oxygen and moisture for a prolonged period of time.
Rust and corrosion can cause issues if it starts to form on the chassis, which is particularly susceptible to rust because of dirt, slat, water, and debris it is constantly coming into contact with.
Brampton Auto Rust Proofing
A great option for professional rust proofing services in Brampton and the surrounding areas is Valvoline Express Care.
When it comes to rust protection, prevention is the best method. This is why it is so important to have your car rust proofed immediately after purchasing it.
Rust proofing is most effective when applied to a clean vehicle. If you are having rust proofing done to a used vehicle,is essential to makesure it is clean first. Otherwise you are just applying a coating overtop of the existing dirt and grime.
Different rust protection techniques can be used, depending on the state and age of your vehicle, as well as the level of protection desired.
Rust Proofing Techniques
There are various rust protection approaches available for different situations.
Some of the techniques offered are:
- Electronic rust protection
- Dripless oil spray
- Drip spray (oil or tar based)
Electronic Rust Protection
An electronic module is installed on your car that sends pulses through an electrical current to disrupt the oxidation process, preventing rust from developing.
Dripless Oil Spray
An oil-based spray is applied to the car by drilling holes in the doors and fenders to cover then entire body and undercarriage. The spray hardens as it dries, leaving no drips or mess on the ground.
The drip spray method tends to be more effective than dripless because the spray is less viscous and can easily access all the hard to reach nooks and crannies.
Rust Protection Process
To effectively rust proof any vehicle, certain steps must be taken. The first step is to diligently clean the body and undercarriage of your vehicle. Any existing rust can be removed with sandpaper or a grinder. A very fine grade of sandpaper is required for the job, at 220 grit or higher.
For cars where a substantial amount of rust has been removed, the chassis should be primed and painted afterwards.
Once the primer, and then the paint, has dried, the next step is to coat the entire body and undercarriage with rust proofing spray. Ensure your vehicle is dry before application.
The rust proofing technicians at Valvoline Express Care can handle the entire process.
Getting your car rust protected as early on as possible is highly recommended. Once rust and corrosion has begun to spread, it is difficult to curtail.
It is always advised to go with an experienced rust proofing professional, like the ones available at Valvoline Express Car Care Brampton.