Secrets to Preserving Your Steel Bumper Against Rust and Corrosion
Rust and decay can impede the beauty and integrity of your stainless steel bumper. To preserve your bumper’s finish and avoid corrosion, there are a few methods you can employ. In this article, we will cover how you can keep your stainless steel bumper from rusting.
If you encounter rust on your stainless steel bumper, it’s important to remove it immediately. One method is to spray the infected area with an appropriate rust remover and use a scrub brush to buff the rust away, working against the grain to ensure a thorough job.
Once the rust is removed, it’s important to ensure the bumper is clean and free of dirt, salt, and other particles that can contribute to rust and corrosion. Clean the stainless steel bumper with a mixture of hot water and oil-free soap. Rinse the soap off and clean the bumper with a lint-free towel.
Once the bumper is dry, you can use wax to protect it and clean it further. You can apply the wax with a foam brush and be sure to wipe away any streaks, pools or voids left by the wax. Buff the bumper after application until it shines. To further protect your stainless steel bumper, consider using a rust and corrosion protector. These products are specially designed for stainless steel and come in aerosol sprays, paints, and stains. Avoid the aerosol solution to achieve the best coverage. Shake or stir the protective offering, and use a foam brush to apply it evenly. Buff the product away and reapply it every six months or so.
Taking the time to protect your stainless steel bumper with proper cleaning and protective products can save you time and money down the line. Taking regular care of your stainless steel bumper will extend its longevity and keep it looking like-new.