How to remove rust from cars

Cars differ a lot from one another. Some are designed to go fast, others are designed for comfort, and some are designed for reliability. But one thing remains constant among all makes and models – their vulnerability to rust.

For as long as car parts are made from iron and iron alloys, like steel, they will continue to be prone to rust. This corrosion process takes place when iron reacts with oxygen and water. A number of factors can increase the likelihood of this occurring, including environmental factors like rain,snow and salt, the age of your car, and the coating used.

How to spot car rust

Whilst brown rust stains can be easily spotted on your vehicle, other signs that your car is rusting aren’t so obvious. Here are a few signs you can look out for:

  • Bubbles – you may notice areas of your car’s paint fluffing up and forming bubbles. This is usually a result of air,  water and salt having gathered in between the paint and the panel underneath, separating them and creating the ideal environment for rust to take place.
  • Dampness in the interior – puddles or water damage on the inside of your car can indicate that the metal on the outside has rusted and is letting in rainwater.
  • Dents and scratches – damage to the body of your car, such as indentations or scratches, increase the likelihood of rust forming if not dealt with properly.

 

Car Rust Removal Solution

Neutrarust® Highly Effective Rust Remover Gel

The Neutrarust® Rust Remover Gel is an easy-to-use and ideal solution for the removal of rust and corrosion from car parts of all sizes. The gel neutralises the rust and leaves behind a phosphate coating that can then be painted over, and the Non-Drip Formula makes it convenient to apply to vertical services.

How to use rust remover gel on cars

  1. Preparation – firstly ensure that all traces of grease and oil are removed from the rusted area with a suitable degreaser, as this can prevent base rust from reacting with the gel. Old paint and loose rust should also be stripped off the area needing treatment. This can be done by using a wire brush or steel wool.
  2. Application – the required amount of gel should be poured into a plastic container to avoid contaminating unused gel. It can then be brushed or swabbed directly onto the rust, brushing every 5 minutes to keep the gel active. After approximately 20 minutes, the rust remover gel can be washed off with clean water, leaving it to dry.
  3. Priming – Paint within 48 hours of the rust removing treatment.

It is always recommended to test a small area to assess the compatibility of the product with the rusted surface.

The Neutrarust® Rust Remover Gel is also effective in cleaning stains from alloy wheels. This can be done by brushing the gel directly on the stain and allowing up to 10 minutes of contact time before rinsing off with clean water.

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