We see rust on cars, trucks, the gutters of our homes, on boats and machinery – but what is rust and why does it start?

Rust is the result of a natural process where the iron in metals comes into contact with oxygen and water, causing it to corrode and deteriorate. Because iron and oxygen have opposite charges, they are attracted to one another, as if they are magnets. When they combine, it is called oxidation and the chemical reaction produced causes ferric oxide to form – rust. It is usually red or black in color and the rusting process is often faster in certain conditions where it is exposed to salt, acids, chemicals and changes in temperature.

Why is Rust Such a Problem?

Rust isn’t just unattractive to look at, it actually causes metal to decay, becoming flaky, weak and crumbly. This means metals are transformed from being one of the strongest materials on earth to one of the weakest – making it a serious problem for everything from vehicles and guns, to manufacturing equipment, trains, trucks, boats and metal structures.

HinderRUST: A One-Stop Rustproofing Product

Preventing rust is all about regularly inspecting and performing maintenance on your cars, boats and other metal structures. If you see small spots of rust forming, apply a proven corrosion and rust inhibitor immediately, as instructed by the manufacturer. This will stop the oxidization process, remove rust spots and apply a rustproofing coating over the vulnerable area.

Developed through industry-leading expertise, HinderRUST is a rustproofing product which is a solvent-free rust inhibitor, rust prevention and corrosion protection lubricant all in one. Easy to use and affordable, this anti-rust spray is leading the way in corrosion prevention and control, making it easy for you to maintain, store and protect metal equipment.

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