Rust Remover Australia
Because of the widespread use of metals such as steel in Australia, it is a common belief of many that most metals suffer from corrosion and need rust removed. However, there are certain types of industrial metal that does not need rust proofing.
Knowing which types of metal need additional rust protection and which types are naturally resistant to rust or corrosion lets you make the best-informed decision about which type of metal is right for your needs.
Rust is the corrosive process that occurs when certain metals such as steel is exposed to oxygen in water. The presence of water creates iron oxides on the surface which results in rusting. This may also occur when certain acids contact the metal. The corrosive process consists of the metal flaking away as bits of rust. The process continues until the metal is completely corroded and will require some rust remover.
It is possible to halt industrial corrosion with the proper treatment. However, once the metal has been compromised, then it becomes difficult, if not impossible to maintain the integrity of the metal unless it is reinforced. It is why you should consider Rust Bullet Australasia as your primary source of industrial metal with rust proofing properties.
Rust Proofing Industrial Metal
Rust is commonly associated with iron and steel, which is made from iron. However, in Australia, there are other types of Industrial metal that does not rust or corrode.
- Brass, Bronze, & Copper
- Galvanized Steel
- Stainless Steel
Aluminum is popular because it is lightweight, strong, durable, and rust resistant. This is because there are almost no traces of iron in aluminum. And while aluminum does oxidize, the oxide created forms a protective layer around the metal that prevents rusting from occurring.
Brass, Bronze, & Copper:
These three common metals will oxidize in the presence of oxygen but will not rust because they do not contain iron. Copper will create a protective green patina as most notably found on the Statue of Liberty. Brass and bronze also do not contain iron and they resist corrosion as well.
It is true that galvanized steel will eventually rust because it contains iron. But for that to happen, the layer of zinc that coats the steel will have to wear away. Coating steel with zinc is called galvanizing and the process can protect steel from the oxygen which otherwise would rust the metal.
It may seem counterintuitive that stainless steel, which contains steel, is an industrial metal that is rust proof. But the rust proofing agent in stainless steel is chromium which also oxidizes and creates a layer of chromium oxide on the surface to protect the metal from rusting. The addition of molybdenum and nickel also bolster the rust protection.
At Rust Bullet Australasia, we offer the best in industrial metal needed in Australia, for a wide range of uses. This includes metals that have their own rust protection, plus rust proofing and rust remover products to protect the vulnerable metals that you use.
Contact us with all you queries, let us be your supplier of corrosion proof industrial metal for your needs.