The Armor Against Rust: Understanding the Role of Rust Primers
Rust, a relentless intruder, can wreak havoc on metal surfaces, causing corrosion and deterioration. Whether it is a hand tool, heavy machinery, or even an automobile, you should never ignore rust. For companies that deal with metal and metallic parts, rust can quickly become a huge problem. It delays production, shuts down assembly lines, increases scrap costs, causes machines to malfunction, and creates safety hazards.
The trickiest thing about rust removal is that it is almost always worse than it appears on the outer metallic surface. And in the end, rust costs the companies time, resources and billions of dollars each year. However, the good news is that many effective rust preventative lubricants, primers and coatings are available in the market to stop rust in its tracks and reduce the risk of damage. Rust inhibitor primers are quintessential for industries operating with corrosive-prone metal surfaces or equipment, particularly in humid or saline environments. These primers produce an adhesive, durable molecular barrier that blocks moisture and oxygen from reaching the metallic surfaces, thus impeding the rusting process. Similarly, rust preventative lubricants are formulated with unique additives that not only deliver excellent lubrication but also mitigate and inhibit the formation of rust and corrosion.
Most rust preventives are solvent-based, which makes it easier to apply over oily, wet or soiled surfaces using a dip tank, sprayer, roller or brush. The application method of rust preventive coatings depends on the size and shape of the metallic surface. Moreover, these rust-preventive coatings are meant to be temporary and are typically removed using alkaline degreasing cleaners after serving their purpose.
With the need for asset protection and preservation greater than before, Cortec’s VpCI (Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitor) technology has become an ideal choice for mitigating rust and ensuring the longevity of machinery and equipment. Cortec VpCI rust primers and rust preventativesare compatible with ferrous and non-ferrous metals and can be used during operations, shutdown or storage. Rust primers and preventatives with VpCI formulas are designed to offer long-term corrosion protection for all types of equipment, ranging from small electronic circuits to heavy machinery and large ships. And that is why these primers are used across manufacturing, construction, marine, automotive and energy industries to extend the life of their assets and reduce the risk of rust damage.
In addition to corrosion protection, rust primers and lubricants with VpCI technology offers UV resistance, fast-drying properties, excellent adhesion to the metal surface and compatibility with a diverse range of topcoat paints. Cortec offers a diverse range of rust preventative lubricantsin UAE that includes VpCI®-391, VpCI®-386, VpCI®-369, VpCI®-368, CorrVerter®, VpCI®-337, VpCI®-377 and VpCI®Super Penetrant. Cortec VCI products for rust prevention and removal are clean, safe, and easy to use, and they will save companies time, money and effort to keep the metal parts and surfaces free from rust. Applying rust preventives during manufacturing, construction, maintenance, storage, or shipping processes can significantly extend the life of metal assets while maintaining their structural integrity and visual appeal.