If your car’s body or undercarriage has rust, a rust encapsulator may be just what you need to keep the rust from spreading and destroying the metal parts of your car. Here are a few of the rust encapsulator products available on the market, some information regarding positives and negatives pertaining to the use of encapsulation products and a short description of how to use them.
What It Does
If your car has rust on it in any quantity, before being able to paint, you will need to ensure that the rust doesn’t continue to spread. This means you will need either a rust encapsulator or a rust converter. Rust encapsulation products keep rust from spreading by covering the rust and not allowing air to come in contact with the rusted metal parts. Rust encapsulation products don’t require a primer prior to painting. Rust conversion products, on the other hand, use a chemical process to convert the oxidation on the metal into a paintable polymer, effectively ensuring that the rust won’t spread. One of the major problems with rust encapsulator products is that they are a type of paint. This means that if application isn’t just right, it can flake off. This also means that with a heavy enough impact, it can actually be knocked off the protected metal.
There are a number of rust encapsulator products available on the market. However, there are three main ones that have captured the major portion of the market share. These three products are:
There are some drawbacks to consider with rust encapsulation products. Some of these negatives are as follows:
Rust encapsulators can be applied in a variety of ways. Any way that a regular paint can be applied can be used to apply rust encapsulation products. These methods include: