If you live somewhere that gets a lot of snow, salt and other chemicals are regularly applied to the road, which can cause the bottom of your vehicle to rust out. You can prevent this by applying a rust inhibitor to the bottom of your vehicle which will prevent all that beautiful snow from ruining your vehicle. Here are three tips that will help you correctly apply the rust inhibitor to the underside of your vehicle.
#1 Be Careful About The Type Of Rust Inhibitor You Use
The first thing that you need to do is make sure that you are careful about what type of rust inhibitor that you use. The cheapest one in this case is not always the best. Professional mechanics generally recommend that you use a rubber-based rust inhibitor, as it is highly effective at preventing rust on vehicles.
Make sure that you read reviews on the specific type and brand of rust inhibitor, and look specifically for how that product works for people who live in the same region of the country as you and experience the same type of road conditions that you experience.
#2 Clean The Underside Of Your Vehicle
The second thing that you need to do is make sure that you clean the underside of your vehicle before applying the rust inhibitor. It will stick better if you don't have dirt and grease on the underside of your car.
One of the easiest ways to clean the bottom of your vehicle is by taking it through a car wash that will clean the underside of your vehicle. This will get rid of the surface dirt and mud that is stuck to the underside of your vehicle.
Then, you are going to want to jack up your vehicle so you can get underneath it and remove any oil or grease that the car wash didn't remove. You are going to need to use a degreaser and some old rags for this project.
#3 Protect Your Vehicle
Finally, you are going to want to make sure that you protect the rest of your vehicle from the rust inhibitor spray that you use. Sprays can carry particles great distances and get on the paint job of your vehicle if you are not careful. You are going to want to tape off and cover your vehicle with plastic, like you would if you were protecting an area inside of your house when you paint, to ensure that no rust inhibitor particles get on your paint job.
You can protect your vehicle's paint job by using painter's tape specifically designed for vehicles to secure plastic sheets or cardboard paper all over your vehicle to protect it from overspray.
Talk to a company like ValuGard for more information.