How to Treat Rust on Your Car Frame and Chassis

Rust is a nagging problem everyone would have faced in their life at least once. You know it’s trouble when you see the rust formed on either your metal tools or even your car frame or chassis. Rust forms when metal is left outside facing the elements where it reverts to its original state of Iron Oxide. Exposure to moisture and oxygen creates this iron oxide which is commonly known as rust.

You would have to hire professional rust removers to come do the job for you or at least invest in some professional tools to remove the rust. The experience would be nothing short of miserable. Even if you decide to do it yourself, rust removal is very difficult and time-consuming as you would have to sand the whole rusted area then prime it and then match it with a paint job.

All this is not possible in today’s fast paced world.  Fear no more as there are several products in the market which counteract rust by treating it at its source. Here are some products that should be quite useful to someone who is looking for rust removers or rust treatment solutions.

  • Permatex 81849 Rust Treatment, 10.25 oz. net Aerosol Can

This is one of the easiest rust treatment methods as it comes in an aerosol form which is very easy to spray over the affected part of the car or chassis. This also works on rusty truck frames and isn’t limited to cars alone.

The Permatex Rust Treatment can also come in 8 ounces and 16-ounce packs which you can buy according to   your   requirements.   In a   chemical   process,   this   rust treatment solution removes existing rust and prevents formation of new rust within seconds of its application.

As soon as the Permatex 81849 Rust Treatment is sprayed or brushed on the rusted surface, it develops into a black polymer coating. This durable polymer coating also serves a dual purpose as an excellent primer for further painting. The Permatex Rust treatment can be used on any and all rusted surfaces including car and truck frames and chassis. It has been specially formulated to be used with body filler and fiberglass.

  • PlastiKote 623 Rust Converter, 8 oz.

The PlastiKote 623 Rust converter is another chemical rust treatment method which turns rust into an iron hard paintable surface as soon as it is applied in a completely organic way without releasing any toxic fumes or gasses. This treatment method uses a very safe way to convert rust into a hard surface that can be compared to a primer coat which can be painted on with ease.

This conversion process takes place without any bubbling or foaming and is approved for use by anyone because it doesn’t release any dangerous substances. Apart from being non-toxic and using environmentally friendly substances, the PlastiKote Rust Converter is also non-flammable which makes it even safer.

One of the main quirks about the PlastiKote is that it creates such a strong coating that can be painted on that it even prevents staining from the multiple top coats applied on after the rust converter. Bleeding Through is a big problem even when using primers to paint on but it is not a worry when you use the Plastikote Rust Converter. You can remove the rust and have a clean and stain free paint job at the same time and not worry about the paint bleeding through the hard surface created by this rust treatment method.