Not just the name of a great album by Neil Young, but the truth!
I busted my knuckles more than once trying to loosen rusted nuts and bolts. The scars still remain.
Steel is a metal that holds a lot of iron, and let’s say, for instance, that steel is constantly surrounded by environmental factors like water and oxygen, the steel may start to see signs of rust in as little as 4-5 days. At the same time, there are different types of steel that can rust slower or faster than others.
To avoid metal from rusting 3M has 16-501 Zinc Spray.
3M™ Zinc Spray 16-501 is a dispersion of fine powdered 97% pure zinc in petroleum distillates, used to inhibit rust and corrosion of metal surfaces. More about the spray:
• Controlled drying
• Halogen free
• Easy application by aerosol spray
• Meets MIL-P26915D
• Comparable to hot dip galvanizing (at 0.0015-inch thickness)
Avoid rust from forming by using 3M Zinc Spray!!