Vehicle Anti-Corrosion Coating Methods

Anti-corrosion coating is an effective way or preventing rust, and the damage it can cause, on the undercarriage of vehicles. If you are thinking of having this important protection installed on your vehicle, you should understand the various methods that are used to apply anti corrosion coatings on cars and trucks. This article will provide you with information on the most common methods use to apply the protectant coating and the benefits of each type of application.

Cavity Wax Injection

Cavity wax injection is a very popular method for preventing rust and corrosion in expensive vehicles. This process is somewhat more expensive than others; however, the long term effectiveness of the method has shown it to be a good value for many car owners. This method seems to be the preferred way for owners of expensive antique and classic cars to prevent rust and corrosion in the body of the vehicle.

The process involves taking a heavy wax type material that contains rust and corrosion inhibitors and spraying it into all of the box sections of the body of your car. The wax material is able then to reach the under-surface of the car body where it works to prevent rust and corrosion. if the outside of the car body is damaged or scratched, the protective wax invisibly seeps out to the surface of the paint and seals the crack in order to prevent corrosion.

Electronic Rust Protection

In recent years, electronic rust protection has become a popular solution for many car owners. Electronic rust protection is a layman's term for a process that is actually referred to as Cathodic Protection and has been used since the mid 1800s to prevent rust rust and corrosion in boats and ships. The process involves placing anodes on the underside of the car body that are electronically charged. In theory, the anodes prevent rust between the spaces they are located by charging the anodes with a small electrical charge which polarizes them which helps to neutralize rust and corrosion cells before they form.

While the process has been proven effective for sea vessels, the process has many critics in its application for cars. Those opposed to the process being used in cars, relate the fact that seawater is a conductor that helps to complete the electrical circuit that is needed for the process to effectively combat rust and corrosion. Many say, because there is no additional conductor available on the car (unless it is immersed in water), then the process simply does not work. However, the number of applications of the process in the United States, Canada and Australia seem to indicate that many people believe it does.

The Best Method: Soap and Water

Regardless of the anti-corrosion method you choose to apply to your car or truck, none of them are more effective than soap and water. Keeping your vehicle clean and free from dirt and grime is the surest way to avoid rust and corrosion. When you wash your car, you should also use a high pressure spray nozzle to clean the undercarriage of your vehicle. Washing and waxing your vehicle regularly is the best method of preventing rush and corrosion. It is also the cheapest.