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Corrosion Prevention

rustOne of the most annoying things to try and deal with is rust on your equipment. This is because it can happen in such a way that it goes unnoticed until the problem is large and widespread. Unfortunately, the problem with rust is it can, if left untreated long enough, completely destroy the body of a vehicle. It can eat away at different parts of your truck including the frame or other important parts. Obviously, this is something you want to avoid at all costs; having a fleet of rusty trucks will not get you very far. Although there are ways to treat small areas of rust once they appear, it is much easier to take steps to prevent the process in the first place.

One way that rust can be prevented is through painting exposed surfaces. Although this won’t work on the undercarriage of your truck, it will work on the areas most likely to quickly rust. By painting the vast surfaces, you are creating a barrier between the elements and your truck. This allows the rain or other water to hit the truck without coming into contact with bare metal. There are also special paints which have added chemicals to reduce the risk of rust even more than regular paint alone.

Another way to prevent rust is a wax or oil coating. You can purchase these in many places and once on the vehicle they also create a barrier against the water that allows rust to form. Some of these are spray on, others you need to apply manually. They are, however, rather worth it when you compare the price of them to the price of a whole new vehicle.

The cheapest way to help prevent rust is simple: keep your fleet dry. This can be more time consuming, but drying your trucks quickly and efficiently is one of the most effective ways to stop corrosion before it begins. Even if you are using Neptune’s automated truck wash systems, a good drying of the truck will help to extend the life of your trailer and more.

Combating corrosion does take some time and extra care, but at the end of the day it is more than worth it to know that your company will not fall victim to the elements and basic science.

One of the most annoying things to try and deal with is rust on your equipment. This is because it can happen in such a way that it goes unnoticed until the problem is large and widespread. Unfortunately, the problem with rust is it can, if left untreated long enough, completely destroy the body of a vehicle. It can eat away at different parts of your truck including the frame or other important parts. Obviously, this is something you want to avoid at all costs; having a fleet of rusty trucks will not get you very far. Although there are ways to treat small areas of rust once they appear, it is much easier to take steps to prevent the process in the first place.

One way that rust can be prevented is through painting exposed surfaces. Although this won’t work on the undercarriage of your truck, it will work on the areas most likely to quickly rust. By painting the vast surfaces, you are creating a barrier between the elements and your truck. This allows the rain or other water to hit the truck without coming into contact with bare metal. There are also special paints which have added chemicals to reduce the risk of rust even more than regular paint alone.

Another way to prevent rust is a wax or oil coating. You can purchase these in many places and once on the vehicle they also create a barrier against the water that allows rust to form. Some of these are spray on, others you need to apply manually. They are, however, rather worth it when you compare the price of them to the priceof a whole new vehicle.

The cheapest way to help prevent rust is simple: keep your fleet dry. This can be more time consuming, but drying your trucks quickly and efficiently is one of the most effective ways to stop corrosion before it begins. Even if you are using Neptune’s automated truck wash systems, a good drying of the truck will help to extend the life of your trailer and more.

Combating corrosion does take some time and extra care, but at the end of the day it is more than worth it to know that your company will not fall victim to the elements and basic science.