If you have been reading some of these other articles, you’ll find that those of us here at Neptune are rather passionate about making sure that corrosion is something that is well known to all vehicle owners. The damages that it can cause are almost infinite and it can seem like there is no help or prevention to it. Once it has started, it can seem like such an uphill battle trying to take back your vehicle, especially if you depend on it for your company. While cars are expensive enough, I don’t need to explain to you how much more tractor trailers or pieces of construction equipment cost. That is why we are trying to offer you different solutions to help prolong the life of your vehicles both before and after rust rears its ugly head.
An interesting option to help stop rust in its tracks is to convert it. While converting rust is a bit of an odd thought, I can assure you it doesn’t work like converting money. Converting rust is really more like covering rust and stopping it in its tracks. It’s almost like using hairspray to seal a carved pumpkin at Halloween. While it doesn’t return the rust to its original form, it does seal everything and is meant to make sure that nothing else decays. It is similar to primer and really should only be used as an option if you are planning on painting over the rust. It also will leave a bumpy texture, so it will be obvious that rust has developed under the paint. It will, however, help to make sure that the rust stops its spread.
If you aren’t comfortable with any chemicals, as all of our other suggestions have said, there is always one option left: good, old fashioned elbow grease. If you have a large patch of rust, this will not be your best option. However, if you want to get rid of the small specks of rust and build up your arm muscles at the same time, using an abrasive brush is always a good option. Using some type of steel wool is always a favorite, but you can also use a sander or sand paper starting with the largest grain and ending with the smallest, just like you would if you were using wood.
We hope these tips have helped you and we hope even more that you never have to use them!