Here is a question for you, why should you use a rust prevention spray? Or maybe, why should you waste your time fighting against something that seems virtually impossible to stop? In reality, once you understand it, rust can become a thing of the past for you and your valuable equipment. Before we get into how to actually prevent rust, let’s first discuss the properties of rust and breakdown where, why and how rust becomes an issue.
What is Rust?
Rust is a common term used to describe corrosion of iron. Corrosion begins when water and oxygen combine on the irons surface. The rusting process happens on a molecular level as electrons transfer from molecules within the metal’s surface to surrounding oxygen molecules, ultimately changing the makeup of the iron and turning it to rust. Although the process may be slow, it is almost impossible to find a piece of iron that has not already begun to oxide even the slightest. Therefore, rust prevention actually becomes a battle to slow the spread, as opposed to trying to stop it completely. When given enough time any piece of iron will change completely into rust and disintegrate if not protected.
Is it Worth the Fight to Prevent Rust?
Let’s get back to the question of why we should try to prevent rust from becoming a problem before it’s too late. We can probably all relate to a job that “shouldn’t take long” or should have been an “easy fix”. That is, until you run into rust and things start breaking, sticking and causing nothing but a headache. One of the most obvious reasons to use a rust prevention spray is to make future jobs go quicker and easier. Treat nuts and bolts with a quality rust inhibitor like Hot Shot’s Secret Never Rust Lubricant or Spray and Stay Grease to keep them from seizing up and becoming a problem when it’s time to take them off. Another reason to use a rust prevention spray is to protect the value and longevity of your equipment. Your equipment is only as strong as its weakest link, and rust related repairs are often an expensive undertaking. That’s why it only makes sense to rely on an inexpensive solution today, to prevent pricy repairs caused by rust tomorrow.
Quality Rust Inhibitors
What makes a quality rust inhibitor comes down to two key features. First, does it really protect from rust and corrosion or is it simply like trying to deadbolt your door with a toothpick? Some rust inhibitors may help protect from rust and corrosion, but Hot Shot’s Secret Never Rust Lubricant has 20x more protection than the leading competitor, that’s almost 4 months of total rust and corrosion protection in the most extreme conditions. The average user will receive over two years’ worth of protection. Plus, a quality rust prevention spray like Never Rust Lubricant can be used in a variety of applications like tools, door hinges, garage door springs, cables and chains, even marine and industrial applications so that you can avoid dealing with rust no matter what the project may be. So, would you rather lock your front door with a titanium deadbolt or lock it down with a toothpick? That’s the difference in quality between Never Rust Lubricant and its competitors. Additionally, it’s important your rust inhibitor works in any environment, Never Rust Lubricant has an operating range of -65 to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Before investing in a quality rust inhibitor, make sure it at least can check those two boxes.
Where to Focus Your Efforts
We can probably all list different locations rust is most likely going to become an issue. Some of the most common places rust will show up are on things like nuts and bolts, shop and industrial equipment, door hinges and locks, tools, trailer hitches and other automotive parts. All of which are essential components of higher functioning equipment, making it even more important to protect them from long term rust damage. The good news is that there is a solution to protect all of these common rust areas (and more) for a long period of time. Hot Shot’s Secret Never Rust Lubricant is specifically formulated to block rust and corrosion for years of protection in almost any application. Plus, it is resistant to water wash out and will not gum or dry out under even the harshest conditions.
How to Prevent Rust
Do yourself a favor use a rust prevention spray. It really is one of the easiest ways to avoid unnecessary frustrations down the road and will absolutely pay for itself over the lifetime of your equipment. Whether you’re a do-it-yourself kind of guy, or have become best friends with the local handy man, it is essential to have a quality rust prevention spray on hand.