Rust, chemically known as iron oxide, takes place when metal is exposed to moisture. It is a chemical reaction that occurs when iron (or alloys containing rust, like steel) and oxygen react in the presence of water or moisture in the air.
If not handled quickly or properly, it can corrode metal making it flakey, friable, and fragile. Some rust can be fixed easily while others can cause serious damage and can comprise the functionality of the item, including your car! Which in turn can make it unsafe to operate.
Surface Rust vs. Significant Rust
Rust comes in many different forms including color (though it’s often reddish/brownish in color, it can be different depending on the metals involved), how it’s formed, and its severity. Lesser intense rust can present itself as a small spot or a few bubbles on your car’s surface, on a chain, tool, screws, nails, and bolts, and anything else metal. Surface rust or small areas of rust are easy to get rid of and likely will not cause serious or long-term damage, though the affected may not be as shiny bright as an initially rust-free area.
Large areas of rust, however, can be a much bigger and more serious problem. Often times, significant or structural rust damage is caused by a flood or continuous exposure to the elements. Cars that have worn off paint and are exposed to humidity or another kind of moisture are at higher risk of developing a rust problem. This can quickly become a deep rust issue and cause serious, permanent damage.
A Rusty Car
The presence of rust on your car is not necessarily a bad thing. But it can definitely lead to something bad. Think about how easy it is to diminish a flake of rust between two of your fingers. Now think about a rusty car trying to protect passengers in a car crash. Of course, we’re not the first to think about this potential problem and automobile manufacturers have taken great measures to protect your vehicle against rust (like clear coat finishes that protect your paint and the metal of your car). Moreover, car manufacturers are moving away from iron-based metals that are likely to rust to using aluminum or carbon fiber materials.
You should inspect your car for rust often. If you have a decent car that’s in good shape, your regular visits to your trusted mechanic should suffice. However, checking yourself never hurts.
Treating the Rust
It is best to treat rust as soon as you spot it. Whether the rust is on your car or something else metal, the sooner you treat it, the less it can spread and can’t become a larger issue.
Using a trusted and effective product like CleanBoost® Nano-Spray™ is the answer to your rust problems. Whether you are treated rusted nuts and bolts, squeaky suspension or door hinges, or are protecting against salt and road grime. CleanBoost® Nano-Spray™ is easy to use, non-aerosol bottle and contains no harmful materials. It will help protect metal surfaces as well as penetrate rust, dirt, and grime. It helps to lubricate bushings, springs, hinges, slides, and more. It is great to use when drilling metal, as it helps reduce drill bit wear and speeds up your drill jobs.
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