Ferrous metals such as carbon steel, stainless steel, iron or alloy steel have iron in them which creates rust and oxidation. Non-ferrous metals such as copper and aluminum are subject to oxidation. Virtually all metals will become corroded, or disfigured when exposed to various acids or salts. Due to this, metals are typically coated to preserve their structural integrity.
Paints such as enamels, powder coating and epoxies are applied to metals to preserve their longevity. Whether in marine, heavy machinery, transportation or shipping massive amounts of paints are used to prevent steel from rusting and aluminum from corroding. Paint is a topical coating which can flake or chip. It is also subject to oxidation, the very same process that is trying to prevent on the metal underneath it. Due to this it is considered to be a sacrificial coating that has to be reapplied on a regular basis.
Urethanes, acrylics, and lacquers will often have a stronger bond than paints. They are still subject to flaking, chipping and oxidation. They are also considered to be a sacrificial coating that has to be reapplied regularly.
In this process steel is dipped into molten zinc which bonds to the steel and creates enhanced protection. Galvanization cannot be done onsite and any items requiring a treatment have to be brought to an offsite location.
RexShield Metal penetrates into the surface capillaries of metal via a covalent bond. This means that it becomes inseparable from the surface of the metal. Because it is applied in such a thin layer on metals it does not change the way the metal was meant to look. If applied on brand new copper after 5 years the copper will look the the same as the day it was applied.
Metal railings, bridges, marine structures, exposed beams, gutters, light fixtures and air conditioning equipment can all be protected with RexShield Metal.
Rail cars, trucks, heavy equipment, rims, and other automotive metals can all be protected with RexShield Metal.
Yachts, freighters, cruise ships and any other vessel that is exposed to salts can greatly benefit from the protective properties of RexShield Metal.
1. No harsh brushes or cleaning chemicals are necessary.
2. Only a topical cleaning from now on will be needed. RexPro’s Safety Clean has been specifically designed to provide the best maintenance protocol for this coating. Acceptable agents would also include neutral soaps with a light disinfectant. RexShield Metal is incredibly chemical resistant so it will not degrade with most cleaners. Rather, harsh cleaners that are toxic are not needed and this is why we discourage their use on our coatings.
3. When properly applied and maintained RexPro warrants our RexShield Metal products for a period of 5 years against yellowing, delamination and premature wear.
RexShield metal is an ideal rust prevention coating because it penetrates into the metal while also creating a protective film on its surface. Most rust prevention coatings like paint just bond to the surface. RexShield’s bond is a deeper covalent bond that prevents flaking and pealing. By penetrating into the metal it creates a long lasting protection that is also harder. In addition, it restores the original luster of the metal.
Yes, RexShield Metal can be used on any part of a grill. It can even be used on the parts that come in direct contact with heat as it can withstand more than 1000 degrees Fahrenheit. You can use a light abrasive to remove existing rust or discoloration and then apply RexShield metal with a microfiber. It will restore the original appearance as it “eats” oxidation.
Yes, iron is highly susceptible to rusting and RexShield can greatly improve the longevity of iron. It does this by penetrating into the surface of iron so that it cannot oxidize.