How To Stop Car Rust Spreading

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If you’ve got some rust on your car, it’s natural to start looking for ways to stop car rust from spreading, and rightfully so. Rust is the result of iron reacting with oxygen and water. The oxidation appears as a brownish coat that may often lead to corrosion. Here at R&M, we are suppliers of automotive powder coatings in the West Midlands, the perfect option to stop your car from rusting. Furthermore, there are a combination of factors that can cause rust to occur including:

  • Climate – constant exposure to wet weather will increase the chances of moisture, building up on the metals on your car. Salts used to grit the roads can also help to speed up the corrosion rate, along with higher temperatures.
  • Age – as the vehicle ages, paintwork and coatings will naturally suffer from general wear and tear. If the metalwork is exposed to moisture for a long period of time, rust and corrosion will eventually occur.
  • Type of Usage – if the vehicle is regularly driven off-road or in puddles, the risk of corrosion is significantly higher.

When it comes to a car metal finishing, we all naturally want to retain a beautiful finish that lasts forever. Unfortunately, there’s no such solution yet. However, one coating that does offer a really long lasting finish is powder coating. Here at R&M Powder Coating, that’s exactly what we offer.

What Is Car Powder Coating? 

Powder coating is a highly resistant coating. It offer car exteriors protection against cracking, peeling, chipping, abrasion, and most importantly, rust. Whilst powder coating isn’t entirely indestructible, it is one of the most durable car coatings on the market. Along with its durability, it is also great at retaining its colour and gloss. In addition, it can achieve a fantastic uniform coating easily too.

Preventing Rust

Powder coating offers a superior coverage compared to most other car paints. The coating can be applied, cured, and fit-for-use in a very short period of time (sometimes just a few hours). Additionally, it creates a highly resistant layer that protects against even the harshest of elements. With this in mind, if you’re looking for a coating that offers protection against rust on your car, powder coating is likely to be the best choice.

Stopping Rust From Spreading

There is no exact age when cars start to rust but over the years, wear and tear can end up penetrating the automotive coating. As a result, the metal surface can end up exposed to moisture, which can then lead to rust. One of the most common reasons for the rust on your car spreading is down to unchecked damage. If the damage is not immediately dealt with, it can easily lead to rust and corrosion.

For example, if your car has a powder-coated car bumper, and you drive it regularly at high speeds, it is inevitable that rock chips are going to be made. As these chips penetrate the protective coating, moisture can start to work its way under the coating. Therefore, leaving room for rust to start forming. If this damage is ignored or goes undetected, the rust will almost certainly spread across the metalwork. Slowly eroding the powder coating finish. Put simply, in order to prevent your rust from spreading, it is important that you take care of the damage straight away. Providing the chip, scratch, or crack is swiftly taken care of, you can stop the rust on your car from spreading further.

Automotive Rust-Resistant Powder Coatings Suppliers

If you would like to find out more about automotive coatings services that will keep your car in top condition, then head to our website today. Alternatively, you can call 01384266022 to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team.

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