Hi All

With the amount of interest being generated in Corroless and he product range, especially when it comes to 4x4 and Classic motoring, we often get asked "How good is it?"

We understand that if you are wanting to protect something you work hard on, then you want the best. So below is a little information that should help anyone make up their mind:

With regards “how good is it” we need to give a bit of background info to answer that. 

Corroless has been around for nearly 50 years and is a range of products designed for the industrial market. Used extensively on off shore oil rigs, bridges, winches etc etc. Especially in areas exposed to the elements, the coast etc. 

We are Corroless NW and as such have access to all the products and are one of the few, if the only one, offering it in smaller quantities to the end user, as well as in bulk to the industrial clients we serve. 

Depending on the range of products used and the quantity of coats etc, an official life span can be given to the paint system - this gives you, the end user, confidence in it’s ability to protect. 

For example, 2 coats of Corroless S primer followed by 2 coats of RF16 gloss top coat results in a tested (in the offshore industry) life span of 15+ years. Bear in mind you aren’t using it in those sort of environments - no matter how aggressive the 4x4 market is, it isn’t as bad as the offshore industry. So you can expect a better life span. 

2 coats of just Corroless Chassis In One would result in at least 7-10 years - again, tested independently in more aggressive situations. 

As Corroless NW we do not modify the products in any way from their original purpose. There is currently a seller out there selling Corroless under his own brand and “modifying” it - as such he cannot offer a life span due to the product being messed with, and in some cases, thinned - reducing build and quality.

Corroless S is a primer and also a rust converter - over time it sinks into the substrate and converts the rust to solid material. Chassis In One does the same job but is slightly less build - it also contains self leafing glass flake which gives exception abrasion resistance and water impermeability. 

RF16 is a glass impregnated top coat, used over Corroless S for a gloss finish in most colours. 

With regards preparation, we would advise that all surfaces should be abraded to remove flaking rust - this can be done with a grinder or by hand. Once done, the substrate should be cleaned - this can be simply washed with soapy water and a brush, or even better, pressure washed or steam cleaned. Once clean and dry, application of the paint can start. 

2 useful videos can be found here 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4p8wfDgZ_M 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CILDqWuSUk

In addition to the above most popular products, we also offer a 2k Extreme paint from the Corroless range. It is perfect for immersion in water - in fact it can even be applied under water! Imagine how good that paint system would be on your 4x4!

Corroless also offer grease with rust inhibiting vapours - better than your standard grease.

Also on offer is a range of cavity wax - again protecting both on contact and by vapour release

Please take time to review this information, along with the videos and you will see it is always worth buying something that has been tested for an extended period of time, and importantly not trusting your pride and joy to lesser quality products or paints that have been "modified" and weakened.

All the best

Andy

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Andy Case