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What is rustproofing and why is it important for your vehicle?

What is rustproofing and why is it important for your vehicle?

In this blog post, we will discuss what rustproofing is, how rust is formed, what happens if rust is not cared for, why you need rust protection, and what areas are most affected by rust. 

Rustproofing is a process that helps to protect metal surfaces from rust and corrosion. Rust proofing is important for both commercial and industrial applications, as it helps to extend the life of metal products and prevent rust-related damage. Rustproofing helps displace moisture or chemicals that get trapped against your vehicle's underbody.


Is rustproofing your car worth it?

Your car is a big investment, and it's important to take care of it to ensure that it lasts as long as possible. One way to protect your vehicle from rust is to rustproof it. 

Rustproofing your vehicle is important to extend its longevity. Rust can cause extensive damage to your car, and it is important to take preventive measures to avoid rust formation. Rust prevention helps to create a barrier between the metal surface and the environment, which protects against corrosion. Rustproofing your vehicle is an investment that will pay off in the long run. This will help you avoid expensive repairs and extend the life of your vehicle and is a simple and effective way to protect your investment.

The first level of rust is surface rust, which is the most common type. This can cause the metal to become weaker and brittle, but it does not usually penetrate deeply into the metal, which makes it the perfect time to treat your chassis for rust.

Surface rust is a type of corrosion that appears as a reddish-brown flaky coating on metal. It is the result of oxidation, which occurs when metal is exposed to oxygen and moisture. It can also be unsightly, so it is important to remove or stop it when it appears. Surface rust can be removed with a number of methods, including sanding, wire brushing, and using rust preventatives.

Underbody sealing is a process in which the surface of a metal object is coated with a sealant. This sealant helps to prevent surface rust from forming on the metal, which can cause serious damage to the metal over time, so the best fix is to prevent it from forming in the first place. Underbody sealing is an effective way to do this.

If you are concerned about surface rust on your car, truck, or another metal object, underbody sealing may be the right solution for you. Not preventing rust can be unsightly and can cause damage to the metal and structural integrity of your vehicle over time, so it is important to prevent it from forming in the first place.


What happens if surface rust is left untreated? 

Rust is a type of corrosion that occurs when iron or steel comes into contact with water and oxygen. This combination creates an electrolyte that causes the metal to corrode. 

The process of rusting can be accelerated by salt, which is why it's important to wash your car's underbody when living in areas that are naturally high in salt. Rust can cause serious damage to your vehicle, and it can even lead to structural failure. If you live in an area with a lot of salt on the roads, it's especially important to get your car rust proofed.


How can you get your vehicle’s underbody rustproofed?

There are a few different ways to rustproof your car. You can take it to a body shop and have them do it. The problem with this is that conventional treatments can be expensive in comparison to DIY. Purchasing a DIY rustproofing kit cuts the labour costs, gives you a better insight into what areas are prone to rust and is simple to apply! Prevent rust on your vehicle's underbody to prolong its life and keep it looking and feeling new for longer. The last thing you need is to pay for replacement parts due to corrosion, especially when it can be prevented.

Rustproofing is essential for protecting your car from developing rust. There are a few different ways to apply rust prevention products, and the method you choose will depend on the product you're using.

If you're using a spray-on rustproofing product, simply clean the surface of your car and then apply the product according to the instructions on the label. If you decide to use Lanoguard, this process takes 20 minutes, requires no masking up and will protect your vehicle up to a year long period. 

If you're using a brush-on rustproofing product, apply it to a clean surface with a soft cloth or brush. Be sure to follow the instructions on the label carefully so that you don't miss any spots. We provide Moto Grease that focuses on areas that have already started to rust. This makes it perfect for places that require great protection and even more attention, whether they are highly rust-prone or prone to seizing up.

Once you've applied the rustproofing product, allow it to dry completely before driving your car or washing it. This will ensure that the product has time to work and that it doesn't come off when you drive or wash your car.

What areas of your chassis are affected by rust the most?

Rust can affect any part of your car, but there are some areas that are more susceptible than others. The undercarriage is one of the most common places for rust to form, as it is constantly exposed to moisture and salt. Particularly prone areas include weld seams, nuts and bolts, sharp edges, and anywhere dissimilar metals meet and can corrode - on vehicles built with cheaper metals, the whole underbody and chassis can be highly prone. If you live near the seaside, your car is also at a higher risk of developing rust. 

You can help prevent rust by jet washing the chassis and using a product like Lanoguard to apply a protective sealant. If you do find rust on your car, you can remove it with a wire brush or sandpaper. If the rust is extensive, you may need to have the affected area repaired or replaced by a professional.

Whilst rust is most commonly found on older cars, it can affect any vehicle. Any car that is regularly driven in wet or damp conditions is at risk. Salt can also accelerate the rusting process, so cars that are driven in areas with a lot of snow and salt are especially vulnerable. If you live in an area with harsh winters, it's important to take steps to protect your car from rust. 

Rust is not just an aesthetic issue - it can actually cause serious damage to your vehicle if left untreated. Rust can weaken the metal, making it more susceptible to damage. If you suspect that your vehicle has rust, it's important to apply a rust preventative product. Left untreated, rust can spread quickly and cause extensive damage to your car.


Introducing Lanoguard - The Answer To Rust Prevention.

We are a UK run family business that provides a rust prevention solution to rust that hermetically seals the underbody of your vehicle - displacing all moisture and oxygen away from the underbody and stopping the rusting (oxidation) process from being able to occur. It is eco-friendly and prevents (as well as stops dead) all rust and corrosion. Our products also protect against salt, water, and other corrosive materials - as well as acid, alkaline, and other chemical corrosion. It is easy to use and can be applied to any metal surface, as well as rubbers and plastics too. It is safe for use on all vehicles and will not damage paint or other finishes. This is the perfect solution for rust prevention and protection.


Lanoguard is a great product for preventing all rust. Once applied, it forms a protective barrier on the surface of the metal. This barrier prevents oxygen and water from coming into contact with the metal, without these, the rusting process cannot continue. Old rust is stopped dead, and new rust cannot form under a complete hermetic seal.

Our products are designed to work in all weather conditions and will protect your investment for years to come. We have a wide range of products available that can be used on all types of surfaces, so you can be sure to find the right one for your needs. And if you're not sure which product is right for you, our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always on hand to help. So why not give us a try today?


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