What Is Rust Prevention?

Many of us know that rust is reddish orange and that it isn’t good for it to develop on our metallic surfaces. We know that we should seek rust prevention, but we may not know how to do it.

We at Rust Bullet think that you should know thine enemy. The enemy that we’ve chosen to combat causes millions of dollars in damage across the world. Our enemy destroys cars, BBQs, industrial equipment, farm machinery, and more. Our enemy is none other than rust. But what is rust, exactly?

What Is Rust?

Rust is the result of corrosion that develops when oxygen, water, and steel react with one another. The corrosion reaction is identified with the following equation.

4Fe + 2H2O + 3O2 = 2Fe2O3 H2O

The following flow chart further describes the chemical reaction.

Rust Reaction Flow Chart

Short-Term Rust Prevention Methods

Rust prevention, or rust proofing, can be obtained with a number of methods. Following are just some of the methods available.

Metallic coatings that employ these processes:

  • hot dip galvanizing
  • zinc thermal spraying
  • aluminium thermal spraying
  • corrosion prevention by galvanizing steel

Long-Term Rust Prevention Method

When Rust Bullet is applied over rusted metal it penetrates the substrate, dehydrates the rust, until reaching the metal. This allows the resin to become intertwined with the rust, then becomes part of the coating and solidifies into an armor tough coating with phenomenal adhesion.

Rust Bullet offers a number of fantastic features unavailable with the short-term rust prevention methods previously discussed.

  • No Topcoat Required
  • UV, Chemical, Scratch and Chip Resistant
  • Little to No Surface Prep
  • Superior Patented Technology
  • Two United States Patents

Other rust paint and rust prevention sprays are effective for weeks and in some cases months. Rust Bullet, however, can last up to ten years if properly applied.