‘4 Steps to Stop Rust Permanently’ Provides an Overview of Stopping Rust Forever.
Rust is a natural destructive process observed on steel and iron. It is caused due to the activeness of oxygen and moisture on a metal surface. Rust is the brownish-red oxide formed on the surface of the metal when it comes in direct touch with the atmosphere and moisture. Nevertheless, rust takes place not only on iron and steel but also on other metal substrates like zinc and aluminum.
Stainless steel does not rust as easily as iron but it is not stain proof. There is a layer of chromium oxide on it which prevents further corrosion, stainless steel cannot be regarded as damage proof. It is necessary to learn a little about rust prevention methods if you want to stop rust on metals. The most common way to stop rust on metals is by fragmenting or brushing the metal surface using sandpaper. Another rust removal method is to apply phosphoric acid which converts the red iron oxide into black ferric phosphate on direct application to rusted iron.