If you’re an owner of a 4WD vehicle, you undoubtedly made the purchase to explore the great unknown or the path least travelled. Whether you’re planning to conquer mammoth mountains, cross raging rivers, venture across deserted areas or navigate the treacherous coastlines of the coast you want your car to be prepared for any eventuality. It’s why it’s worth your while to rustproofing your car before any big adventure. Here are few ways to do so, as well as the best rust protection for 4WD driving.
Here Are 5 Ways To Rust Proof Your 4WD Vehicle
- Conventional spray rust proofing – This method has been around for nearly 50 years. With this method you can either rustproof just the undercarriage with a sound deadening, flexible, abrasion resistant coat or have a full spray done which includes your engine bay, underbody and top side rust proofing.
- Teflon based paint protection –This is a Teflon based glaze known as auto glaze which also removes the need to wax your car for the next 3-5 years. This process enhances your car’s shine and colour while providing protection against weathering, ultra-violet fading, oxidation and most atmospheric pollutants.
- Chemical rust proofing –There are a multitude of chemical and waxes that are used for this process. The most common being phosphate conversion chemicals or anti-rust wax. Most companies will galvanize the surface before applying this coat.
- Cathodic Protection – This method controls the corrosion process by making it the cathode of an electrochemical cell. Basically, a more easily corroded metal known as sacrificial metal is connected as an anode to the primary metal. This in turn protects your primary metal by allowing the sacrificial metal to corrode first.
- Electronic rust proofing – Considered by many to be the Rolls Royce of rustproofing treatments, this is achieved by a process called capacitive coupling, whereby the unit is connected to your vehicle’s battery system. A negative charge is pulsated through the metal surfaces forming an excess field of IONs which in turn creates a field which inhibits the formation rust and oxidation. This simple process offers combines most of the benefits of the above forms of protection but will last longer and cost less.
All Vehicles rust and 4WD vehicles even more so. It’s worth making an investment in the best and most permanent form of rustproofing you can afford so that you can stay on the road for longer.