No one wants their truck bed to rust. Not only does this look bad, but it can also damage the structure of your vehicle. If left untreated, this can lead to holes in the bed or any other part that is rusting. Rust that spreads to vital components can be a significant safety concern. Your vehicle is an investment, and you should protect it from damage, including damage from rust. Our bedliner can prevent rust from occurring, but it is usually not the best option to stop rust that has already started. To understand why, it is helpful to have an idea of what leads to rust.
What is Rust and Why Does it Happen?
Rust is the common name for iron oxide, which is a combination of iron and oxygen. This forms because of a chemical reaction that can occur when metal is exposed to water and air. The first step is that water mixes with carbon dioxide and creates an acid, which dissolves the iron. This process also separates water into hydrogen and oxygen and when oxygen molecules meet with iron molecules, rust is formed.
Newer vehicles often use rust-resistant metals and many also have an anti-corrosion coating on key parts. However, your truck bed may not be entirely immune from rust, especially if it is older. Over time, the original coating can wear off and expose more vulnerable parts.
Can Bedliner Stop The Spread of Rust?
Once rust has started to occur, it is important to act quickly to prevent it from spreading. While bedliner may cover up the rust spots, it will not actually prevent the spread of rust. However, you can apply the coating to a surface once the rust has been removed. Surface-level rust has to be sanded off and the rust is affecting key structural components, it’s best to seek the help of a professional.
Can Bedliner Prevent Rust?
Although Rhino liner is not designed to stop rust, the coating can be a great way to prevent this issue from occurring in the first place. Our bedliner bonds directly to the surface of your truck bed, creating a watertight and airtight seal. As a result, the chemical reaction that causes rust cannot take place under the lining. This is one of the many benefits of Rhino liners compared to other types of truck bed liners. Since drop-in linings leave a gap between the bottom of the lining and the surface of the truck bed, moisture can collect and speed up rusting.
Protect All Your Vehicles From Rust
Rhino Linings products can be used for more than just truck beds. We can apply it to any part of your truck, and this can be a great way to prevent rust in a variety of areas. Additionally, we can coat any vehicle you can bring to us including boats, trailers, recreational vehicles (RVs), and more.