Preventing Your Ford Station Bus from Getting Rusted
Well, who would've thought that your Ford Station Bus would survive this long—not that it's unreliable or something? It's just that it has already been decades since it was first released, and now it couldn't help but slowly succumb to time. But what you need to focus on would be your vehicle's defense against rust. Because unlike time, which you have no control of or whatsoever, corrosion is something you can prevent. So here are ways on how you can prevent your beloved Ford Station Bus from getting rusted.
- Don't forget to wash your car's underside.
One way to ensure that your car gets protected from rust is by maintaining a clean bodywork. And in order to achieve that, you must be thorough in washing your car. Being through means that you don't just go for the obvious parts of your vehicle but rather cleaning every inch of it, even the most hard-to-reach areas. This way, no dirt or debris that may contain moisture or harmful chemicals get stuck on your car's surface. Give ample attention your car's underside because it is the part where mud and water often gets stuck and just goes unnoticed. The underside gets little sunlight, which just enables the already wet areas to get soaked and more likely to be rusted.
A car wax will not only make your Station Bus look good, but it will also protect its paint. The paint, which you know is the one that protects the metallic body of your vehicle, should have all the protection it needs in return. The car wax would help the paint withstand harmful environmental conditions and would strengthen it avoid getting easily chipped off. So if you're thinking that a car wax is just for the appearance of your ride, then think again.
- Apply anti-corrosion paint.
Using anti-corrosion paints aren't much of a necessity if you are a hands-on car owner and is pretty much on top of everything that happens to your car; because regular maintenance can just as easily protect your car from getting rusted as with using protective paints, unless of course you've become too busy or is living near bodies of salt water wherein metals are more prone to rust. And if the latter is the case, then you can get your car painted with anti-corrosives to significantly improve its defense against oxidation.
Car covers are handy especially when traveling and you're not sure if there's a suitable parking space you can leave your car in; it's like bringing your very own shade. And if you're worried about the price on those things, then just think about all the benefits your vehicle could get with being protected by a car cover. It will not only protect it from heat and rain, but it will also decrease its chance of getting scratched. And you do know how much of a headache it is once your car has gotten some scratches or dents. Those nasty things could become your car's weak spots and trigger the rusting.