Those of us that are in the rust belt, what have you been using to try to keep rust at bay? Considering WoolWax for my Colorado
Yes sir, I totally agree on the Cozmalene. As a retired machinist of 40 years, I hated cleaning that stuff off parts prior to machining, but it is the BEST rust protectorant you can get. Bioshield T9 doesn’t even compare. People like Bioshield because they normally use it on something that they want to not rust, but be able to clean it off later. The only down side, is the Cozmalene would be harder to apply. Cozmalene will last long without re-application. Another good product to consider is LPS 3. It’s an aerosol product.Excellent topic and what a eye opener video, thanks for posting. After just having to bandage up the brake lines on my 05 Buick. My new truck, I was wanting to do something to preserve it somewhat. We use Cozmalene (sp) at work. It's a metal protector. I'm pretty sure it petroleum based. I was thinking about applying it to some bare metal parts. That, or plane ol' grease and oil...
My experience has been different than yours. I find that the chemicals being used on the roads today do a tremendous amount of damage. Even after the 1st winter. I've had brake lines deteriorate in no time. I think that all of the protective coatings work to a certain extent. Some much better than others. I'm not a fan of the one-time permanent rubber coatings because you cant see whats going on under the coating (corrosion). I find that the annual maintenance applications (like Woolwax) do indeed save quite a bit of money on repairs and prolong the useful life of the truck.If you are going to keep it no longer than 12 years save the money. Most of today’s vehicles will run 12 years in the rust belt here and not suffer great issues of rust.
Today’s models have decent protection to go that long.
Just my experience on the last number of cars and truck I have owned. Most are kept 8-12 years with not major rust issues that Rust proofing would have prevented.