Oil Spray vs. Electromagnetic Rust Inhibitor – Which is best?

When it comes to rust protection for your vehicle, there are two popular options: oil spray and electronic rust inhibitors. At Precise Car Service, we have been providing rust protection services since 1985, when electromagnetic rust inhibitors didn’t even exist. Let’s explore the benefits and differences between these two methods.

Oil Spray Protection:

Oil spray protection involves applying a petroleum-based layer to create a barrier between your vehicle’s metal and the harsh elements of Canadian winter roads, such as salt, snow, and grit. While oil spray does offer some level of protection, it has its limitations. The oil can be messy, only protects the areas that are sprayed, and needs to be reapplied annually. Additionally, excess oil can drip from the vehicle, requiring specific precautions during the application process. Despite these drawbacks, oil spray protection was the go-to option in the past.

Electromagnetic Rust Inhibitor:

With advancements in technology, electromagnetic corrosion inhibitor systems have emerged as an effective method to prevent rust and corrosion. Systems like the Final Coat 3000, which we use and recommend, have shown significant results in protecting vehicles from rust.

Why Do New Vehicles Need Electronic Corrosion Systems?

While modern vehicles have improved corrosion resistance, they still rust due to the limited rust resistance built into them. Most cars today have a zinc galvanized coating on both sides of the sheet metal, with paint on top. However, stone chips or scratches can compromise this protective layer, exposing the metal underneath and leading to rust formation. Moisture reacts with the steel, causing corrosion.

The Science Behind Electromagnetic Corrosion Inhibitor Systems:

An electromagnetic corrosion inhibitor system enhances the galvanizing properties of the sheet metal by emitting a radio frequency electromagnetic pulse wave signal. This signal breaks down the zinc oxide barrier that forms when moisture reacts with the zinc galvanizing. By doing so, it enhances the ability of the zinc coating to protect the steel, preventing rust formation.

How Does an Electromagnetic Corrosion Inhibitor System Work?

An electromagnetic corrosion inhibitor system emits a high-frequency, battery-driven pulse wave that travels on both sides of the metal, protecting both the inside and outside surfaces. This system inhibits the natural corrosion process that occurs on any metal. Unlike spray-on systems that only protect the areas that can be coated with oil, electromagnetic systems cover all sheet metal on your vehicle, including hard-to-reach internal areas like inside doors and fenders.

Price Comparison:

Spray-on oil rust inhibitors require annual reapplication, and their cost fluctuates with oil prices. In contrast, an electromagnetic corrosion protection system is a one-time investment that protects your entire vehicle. Over time, the electronic system proves to be more cost-effective. Our customers have experienced the effectiveness and affordability of the electromagnetic corrosion inhibitor system.

At Precise Car Service, we believe that investing in an electromagnetic corrosion protection system is a better and more comprehensive solution for long-term rust prevention. To learn more about our rust protection services and the benefits of electromagnetic corrosion inhibitors, contact us today. Our experienced team is here to help you protect your vehicle from rust and corrosion.