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How a rustproofing kit makes protecting your classic car easy

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Two questions here - why buy a rust proofing kit to do the job yourself? And, why take the trouble and expense to rust proof your car? Ultimately, if you've got the time, the space, and the equipment - you are more likely to be totally satisfied with the outcome than taking your car to a treatment centre - unless you can find one with good reviews and comes highly recommended. Besides, you are likely to be the only person who will pay that much attention to all the nooks and crannies on your own car.

Modern vehicle design and the use of rust resistant materials, has meant that corrosion has become less of a problem. However, this does depend on where you most frequently drive your vehicle. Those regularly parked and used near coastal areas are still at risk and therefore will, in time need rust proofing. The same goes for cars in regions where a lot of salt grit is used on winter roads. Walk amongst cars parked in a busy car park and there will be at least one with visible signs of rust!

Rust proofing, according to feedback found on automotive forum groups, is not a difficult DIY job. To get going you need a compressor and all the right products to treat and protect. Rejel stock DIY rust proofing kits designed for different vehicle makes, sizes and for new or older models. These kits have all you need to do a thorough rust proofing job.

The most time consuming part of the rust proofing process is getting your vehicle clean and thoroughly dry - a critical step to clear the way for the waxes and oils to reach every inch of metal surface. Applying DINITROL rust treatment is not difficult if you follow the guidelines. It isn't a messy business, according to customer feedback!

There are a number of videos you can refer to for guidance and advice on the pre-application preparation of a vehicle and the rust proofing process:

  • pressure wash the undercarriage to remove all dirt and grime
  • strip off all the wheel arch liners,
  • remove the front and rear bumpers, headlamps and sill trims.
  • mask off areas including exhaust, prop-shafts, brakes, engine, gearbox, and the body paintwork.
  • use rust converter to treat rust - wait for it to cure before going onto rust proof.

What you will find in a classic rust proofing kit?

Rust treatment for your cars chassis? Why Dinitrol?

DINITROL ML 3125 cavity wax spreads and creeps into all the nocks, crannies and seams. It also contains a rust inhibitor to neutralize any surface rust it comes in contact with.

DINITROL 3125 is a favourite among Classic Car restorers because of its ability to penetrate deep into the seams of hidden cavities. Its active rust preventing ingredients are able to counteract the rusting process. Once set it acts as a moisture barrier. It is also a PRACTICAL CLASSICS tested ‘BEST IN TEST’ product.

DINITROL 4941 is wax underbody coating that can be spray or brush applied. When the solvent evaporates it leaves only wax which expands and contracts with temperature changes. It cures to leave a skin and stays soft underneath allowing it to self heal in all temperatures.

Over 30 years ago the British MOD made a request that any rust prevention underbody coating would need to protect a vehicle that was driven off a landing craft through 1.5m of salt water. The makers of the DINITROL came up with the formula for Dinitrol 4941.

Dinitrol RC800 actively converts the rust present into a stable organic iron complex. As a polymer dries, it forms an impermeable barrier to oxygen and moisture sealing out further corrosion

The cost of the DINITROL rust treatment may seem more than other well know products on the market, but it is easy to apply, less messy and adheres better to cars surfaces for longer.