What sort of applicators can I use for liquid rust protection products?
Our liquid rust prevention and rust protection products are a great option to be used with airless sprays, air-driven sprays, paintbrushes, and spray guns, as they provide an even coating and finishing for outstanding results.
Can I paint on top of the Action Corrosion rust protection products?
After you have removed all the rust from the surfaces and treated them with our rust prevention and protection products, you can certainly paint over these. For these cases, we recommend using the Action Corrosion Clear Extreme for Metals, specifically designed as an all-in-one metal sealer and primer coating. It provides a high-build and quick cure coating with highly durable protection so that no re-painting is required in the short term. Make sure your surface is cleaned and dried before priming and painting We highly recommend applying several thin layers, as it will prevent runs and drips that could ruin the final result.
When is the best time of the year to apply rust protection spray on a vehicle?
If this is the first time the vehicle will be sprayed, we recommend doing it as soon as possible to start protecting it, regardless of the current season. Note that the corrosion rate is higher in spring and summertime due to temperature increase, so it will be best to spray the rust protection product on the vehicle before that time in the year. Even though our rust protection spray dries quickly, a good tip is to ensure the product application is performed on a clear or dry day to avoid the rain or air moisture interfering with the final result and duration of the rust protection period.
What is the best way to keep the rust away?
Performing regular maintenance on your items before rust kicks in is the best prevention you can put in place. Once it starts, rust has the ability to spread pretty quickly, so it is imperative to use rust prevention sprays or products that avoid reaching that stage and ruining your items. First off, prevention is vital, so we recommend using Action Corrosion Rust Prevention and Protection products to ensure complete rust prevention. Our products also contain high-grade inhibitors against UV rays, heat, cold and salt spray, combining a multi-spectrum cover for all your surfaces on top of the rust protection. Another important tip is to keep your appliances, household items, tools, etcetera clean and dry. Moisture is the number one corrosive element for most metals, so by keeping them dry, the chances of developing rust diminish. If possible, always thoroughly dry metal if it comes in contact with water. If the items are exposed to outdoor conditions, they are more likely to develop rust. In this case, we recommend finding proper shelter or cover to minimise this impact. Whenever possible, avoid making scratches to the surfaces, either by protecting them with a coating or simply avoiding abrasives. Scratches or small holes are more prone to developing rust, as it is easier for water to sit there and start generating rust. For your peace of mind, give your tools and appliances a rust protection spray regularly to keep them looking and working their best.
Why is rust a problem?
Rust does not add just an ugly appearance to your items that ruins their aspect and functionality over time, but rust can also be a health-concerning issue. Rust can harbour harmful bacteria and disease-causing organisms, like tetanus - if you get a cut from using these objects. Therefore, it is crucial to treat rust as soon as it shows up, or even better, use rust protection or rust preventing products to avoid it in the first place. In this way, make sure any cookware is free from rust to prevent disease or contracting infections.
How do you prevent rusting if you have removed the coating on a surface?
If you have removed an item's coating, it is essential you rinse and dry it well in the first place. Once this is done, we suggest applying a rust-inhibiting product immediately like the ones from the Action Corrosion Rust Prevention and Protection line. Remember that this coating was the initial protection of this item, so by removing it, it is more susceptible to develop rust; that is why we want to treat it as quickly as possible to avoid any interaction with water and oxygen.
What do you recommend when applying a rust protection primer before painting?
If you are considering painting a metal object, it is ideal to give it a solid foundation with a primer like Action Corrosion Clear Extreme for Metals. It is the complete package as it acts both as a primer as well as a sealer, and it will make your paint coat last longer. In order to give the initial primer coat, first, check your surface is smooth, as this will affect the final results. If it is not smooth, then a little gentle sanding to even the surface out is recommended. Note though, the Action Corrosion Clear Extreme for Metals primer and sealer is engineered to fill any holes there might be, helping smooth out the area. A great piece of advice we can offer is to avoid thicker coats but rather apply as many thin layers as needed - for both the primer and the paint -. Doing so will guarantee a more polished outcome since it will prevent drippings. For even smoother results, using an airbrush or spray will give a top-quality finishing than a brush.
How do rust protection sprays work?
Rust protection sprays provide a coating that prevents water and oxygen from coming in contact with the metal or material you are trying to cover, which is ultimately the main reason why rust develops. These products contain inhibitors as well to prevent any potential development, should it ever happen that water and oxygen come in contact with the object. Products from Action Corrosion Rust Prevention and Protection also provide an extra layer of protection for your peace of mind. They contain inhibitors against UV rays, cold, heat, and salty spray, too, giving a more comprehensive coverage against external conditions that may affect your item or vehicle in the long run. Action Corrosion Rust Prevention and Protection products also effectively penetrate holes and scratches, as well as moving parts, to ensure complete protection against rust.
How long does the rust protection last?
The duration of the rust protection spray could vary significantly depending on a number of conditions, such as the frequent location of the item and if it has been exposed to water and oxygen already, or if there are scratches, or if the constant use of it deteriorates the protective layer, the weather and the temperature conditions it has been exposed to. All these factors can interfere and alter the coating duration, which could also affect the frequency the item must be re-sprayed to ensure continuous protection.
Can I simply apply a rust prevention spray or paint on top of the existing rust?
No, we recommend using the Action Corrosion Metal Removers line to treat any existing rust on the surface you are planning to paint. As such, they remove any rust that could potentially prolong the problem or grow. And once this is done, then the Action Corrosion Rust Protection and Prevention products will do their part by giving the extra layer of protection to keep rust at bay for longer. We do not recommend painting on top of any rusty surface either, as you will have an increased chance for the rust to continue its development while at the same time increasing the likelihood of cracks and peels of the paint coat.
What are the benefits of using a rust prevention spray?
Just to name a few, the most important benefits you will get from a rust prevention spray include saving you money. Rust can harm your household items, appliances or vehicles and shorten their lifespan, and affect their functionality. It will also maintain their resale value over time, should you wish to sell them. Another significant benefit is that it reduces the number of accidents due to the proper functionality maintenance of the object. Closely related to this are the health benefits, as we stated above, as rust could mean a number of health concerns for you, your staff, or your family.