Steel Corrosion Protection, Steel Corrosion, Rust Prevention Coating

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Steel corrosion protection, steel corrosion, rust prevention coating, steel corrosion treatment

Steel Corrosion Protection, Steel Corrosion, Rust Prevention Coating

RexShield Metal and How it Works

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.

The Challenge of Metal Corrosion

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.

Architectural Applications

Metal railings, bridges, marine structures, exposed beams, gutters, light fixtures and air conditioning equipment can all be protected with RexShield Metal.

Automotive and Transportation Applications

  • Rail cars, trucks, heavy equipment, rims, and other automotive metals can all be protected with RexShield Metal.
  • Marine Applications
  • Yachts, freighters, cruise ships and any other vessel that is exposed to salts can greatly benefit from the protective properties of RexShield Metal.
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Maintenance

  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.

Can you use RexShield Metal to coat bolts to prevent rust?

Yes, steel bolts when exposed to air, salt or water over time will start to oxidize and rust. Once this happens it can become increasingly difficult to screw and unscrew the bolts. Even though repeated abrasion can wear down the RexShield coating the bolts will last much longer. RexShield Metal is a transparent penetrating sealer that prevents moisture and oxygen from coming in contact with the surface of the metal. This prevents rust and oxidation.

Will RexShield Metal prevent iron from rusting?

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.

What is the best paint to apply to metals to prevent rust?

There are a wide variety of paints used on metals to prevent rust. This includes enamels, organic paints, powder coatings and epoxies. Eventually, due to their surface bond most paints will wear down and degrade. One of the best paints to use on metal is a mineral based paint because they use silicates which have a longer life expectancy.

Can RexShield Metal be applied to painted metals?

Yes, RexShield Metal will improve the bond of paints to metal. It will also make them harder. For aesthetics it will restore the brilliance of a faded paint. There is some preparation required, such as a light abrasion with a scotch guard, or similar. Contact our technical staff for more information.

Can RexShield Metal be used as a rust prevention spray for metal?

Yes, RexShield Metal can be applied with a microfiber or sprayed with a variety of sprayers. The simplest way to spray it is with a pump sprayer but it can also be applied with an airless sprayer or HVLP. There is often less material waste when RexShield Metal is rolled or wiped on a surface but this is not always practical. Some metals like heavy machinery, tools, gears and other equipment do not have smooth surfaces. It is therefore much easier to just spray these surfaces. Be sure to spray from the bottom up and don’t overspray or you can get drips!

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    Conclusion

    RexShield provides an extremely durable and corrosion resistant surface. This is a technology that has been used in the marine industry for over 75 years. By using RexShield you are providing your steel with long lasting protection against the elements.
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