Rust Check — Coat amp; Safeguard
Available at: www.rustcheckstore.com, Canadian Tire, PartSource
Cost: $6.79 to $9.69
There it’s creeping in softly through the cracks and on exposed metal. And like bad acne on a teenager, the consequences of rust are permanent. But would you have prevented it? Maybe. Maybe not. But would not an ounce of cheap prevention be worth a go?
According to Rust Check, a major manufacturer of rust inhibitors, close to 80 percent of esophageal vehicles show signs of rust in the six- or seven-year mark. And with many Canadian streets sprayed with magnesium or calcium chloride for ice loss, those small red blotches come earlier.
By annually spraying on a product like Rust Check on all of the areas in, on and under your vehicle which are vulnerable to road salt (which seems like the whole body), you ought to avoid rust from taking hold. But how can we know for certain that it worked? We do not have six years to perform a test on half of a car.
Should you decide to rust protect your vehicle, the red can of Rust Inhibitor is great on the doors and fenders as it finally dries. Be forewarned, the spray can get anywhere and all over the garage floor. The green can of amp; Protect is thick like bitumen and never dries. Both should last through numerous wash cycles during the winter season.