Should I wash my car before rust proofing?
Although modern car manufacturers have improved the metal surfaces and parts that make up vehicles, no car is completely rust proof. You should therefore consider getting a rust proofing treatment to benefit from the protective coating it provides. By doing so you will be preventing rusting on your undercarriage which is exposed to the salt, water, and abrasive found on the roads of Quebec. In this context, rust protection is a must for car owners.
Rust proofing your car is far better than paying for rust repairs since the latter never brings back the original splendor it once had. Investing in a protective coating now will save you money in the future as you won’t have to replace important car parts that show signs of rust. Find out how to adequately prepare your car for its protective coating.
Do you have to wash your car before rust proofing?
You do not have to wash your car before rust proofing, but it could help the process. After all, chances are, if you need to rust proof your car, it has probably been driven through different unfavorable conditions, causing mud, dust and possibly salt to attach to the undercarriage of your vehicle. By getting your car washed before rust proofing, you will be sure to get rid of all those things.
Going through a generic car wash might not necessarily help. With a pressurized spray, all the filth underneath your car should gently be removed to consider your car washed and ready for rust proofing. Although you do not have to wash your car before a rust proofing treatment, we recommend that you do as it will remove any remaining residue that is on the undercarriage of your car. This creates a favorable clean surface to apply the rust proofing products onto.
Steps Involved in Rust Proofing
If you have decided to rust proof your car, you need to know all the steps involved, from preparation to coating application, and coating removal. Although you can technically apply the coating treatment yourself, we highly recommend seeking out professional help as it is not an easy process.
Once everything has been adequately prepared, the next step is the coating application. Although you have already washed the bottom of the car, you should do another rust check and give the undercarriage another wash to ensure it is completely clean of any surface filth.
It is important to make sure that your car has dried before you do anything else in the rust proofing process. If you are under a time constraint, you should consider using a high-pressure air compressor to completely dry the metal surfaces of the car.
The next step is to apply paint in order to prime the area. To do this, you need to make sure you are using automotive grade paint to ensure that you do not do any additional damage to the parts by using normal paint. You then need to let this layer of paint dry completely before you apply your rust proof coating.