Not only is rust a visual disgrace that can ruin an otherwise attractive vehicle, it's also a safety concern that can compromise the strength of your vehicle's overall integrity, moving parts and wiring.
All winter long your vehicle is exposed to corrosive sand, salt and moisture from the roads surface. It's not just the undercarriage that's affected either, wiring, bolts, screws, openings, dings and chips are all susceptible.
Experts agree that both new and old cars are affected by rust. According to Freeman Young, president of Krown Rust Control, the natural state of metal is to return to iron oxide so the challenge for car owners is to inhibit this inherent process in the best way possible.
“Moisture on metal, not salt, is the number one cause of corrosion,” Young explained. “Salt is the accelerant, but it is moisture that does the most damage. For this reason, the products you use must have the ability to remove moisture from the metal and not allow it back.
Krown's product development team recognized that the correct formula should be easily absorbed into existing rust so it can push out any moisture present. Its products are petroleum–based and fortified with rust inhibitors, but they contain no solvents, VOCs or toxins of any kind.
The Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) agrees with this approach: “We would agree that an application of an oil–based rust protector should be applied every year for maximum protection against rust and corrosion,” said Paul Datzkiw, Consumer and technical services with CAA South Central Ontario.
Datzkiw also advised that consumers should avoid electronic devices which offer limited protection and products that are thick and heavy, such as tar–based applications, as “these tend to coat the existing corrosion, trap condensation and moisture underneath, which can actually accelerate oxidation.” In fact, he added that Krown Rust Control is the only rust control company recommended by CAA South Central Ontario.
An annual application of a rust inhibitor helps protect your vehicle's structural integrity, contributing to a safer, more reliable vehicle and significant savings on future maintenance and repair costs. Most importantly it can help keep your car looking good longer and looking less “rust chic”. More information on the benefits of rust control can be found at www.krown.com