Prevention is better than cure and in the case of Rustproofing, it is cheaper than getting rid of the formed rust. After spending a lot of money buying a car, it is not unusual to think rust-proofing is a waste of money. Your dealer would highly recommend rustproofing your car and he might be right in this regard. Rustproofing would provide the necessary protection for your car from most of the things that we encounter in our daily lives such as water, salt, magnesium chloride (brine solutions), and other oxidants.
If you do not intend to keep your car for a long time, then it is ok to leave the car as it is without the bother of rustproofing. But keep in mind that a rust-proofed car has more resale value. In the old days, rusting is considered inevitable but still, people used to apply motor oil to their vehicles to avoid rust. The method of rustproofing has evolved over the years. Though the common objective of rustproofing is to prevent the metals from getting corroded, the rise in technology has gifted us with many options and we are free to choose the way that works well for us personally.
One of those ways that you could choose is rust-proof wax. This waxing substance is also called the Cavity wax because it can penetrate through the cavities present all over the body of a car and protect them from rusting. If left unattended, these cavities allow oxidizing agents to penetrate them and rust the car. The rust-proof waxing products are available at many stores and you can also get them online. Once you get the product, follow the steps given below to rust-proof it.
- – First prepare your car by thoroughly cleaning it and allowing them to dry.
- – Cover the parts that you do not want to wax for rustproofing.
- – Make sure that you have worn all the safety gear recommended for this type of work.
- – Place a plastic sheet under the car to avoid the spray drip to the floor.
- – Spray cavity wax over all the areas excluding the underside that you want to rustproof using an injection pipe or extension nozzle that is usually provided with the product.
- – Apply a thin layer of cavity wax before the application of underside wax.
- – Leave the car untouched for 6 to 12 hours and then it is good to go.
Treat the cavities with rust-proof wax once in five years but the under covering should be inspected every year.