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THE ENDLESS QUEST FOR EFFECTIVE RUST PREVENTION

Originally published on www.hagerty.com

The automotive industry has come a long way when it comes to protecting its new vehicles from the ravages of rust. Better galvanizing and preventative coatings have, said Mike Quincy, an automotive content specialist at Consumer Reports, caused rust to nearly disappear from the list of reliability issues that once plagued even newer cars.

But anyone who has ever owned an old car or truck knows that rust, or the potential for it, lurks in all of a vehicle’s dark corners and crevices. What starts as a light orange frost one season can turn into bubbling paint another, flakes another, then, finally, the dreaded assault of what many refer to as “cancer” – holes.

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