How Can You Protect Your Vehicle from Corrosion and Rust?
Despite recent advances in the materials and manufacture of vehicles, corrosion is still with us. You can hardly miss the effects of rust as you commute to and from work. The sight of cars and trucks with rusty fenders, doors and frames is as common now as it was decades ago. In fact, the need for corrosion protection has become more urgent that ever.
What are the causes of Corrosion and Rust?
Many transportation experts blame the new generation of road de-icing chemicals, particularly magnesium chloride. This compound forms a crystalline film on the body and the windows of vehicles that is difficult to wash off. "MagChlor" draws moisture from the air and the residue on the vehicle becomes actively corrosive at humidity rates below 25 percent. Adding to the threat is the fact that many government entities use magnesium chloride for dust control on dirt and gravel roads. For many vehicles exposed to a range of driving conditions, magnesium chloride can be a year-round problem, not just a seasonal one. For a great example of the corrosive properties of magnesium chloride, watch the following video presentation on "Rust : Prevention and Treatment - Chemistry for All" created by the Fuse School