By Cameron Chai
A new, flexible undercoating, Rubberized Rust Encapsulator, is launched by Eastwood for the do-it-yourself (DIY) auto enthusiasts. This is the advanced version of the company’s Rust Encapsulator rust-prevention product.
Rubberized Rust Encapsulator
The company combined the benefits of its Rubberized Undercoating and Rust Encapsulator in a single product. Rubberized Rust Encapsulator effectively prevents spreading of rust and ultimately eliminates the need for an automotive restoration project. The coating can be applied directly on bare metal or rust and it forms a flexible and durable finish protecting undercar surfaces from abrasions and road hazards. Rubberized Rust Encapsulator can be left as satin black finish or can be top-coated with any paint.
J.R. Robinson, Product Manager of Eastwood, stated that off-the-shelf undercoatings need the removal of the entire rust. They can form air pockets that entrap moisture, thus allowing rust to spread inside those pockets. However, Rubberized Rust Encapsulator prevents formation of those pockets, as it is applied directly over rust.
The durability of the Rubberized Rust Encapsulator undercoating is excellent and this is proven through salt spray chamber testing. The results revealed that the coating surpassed 1,000 hours, whereas the competitive undercoatings fail within the range of 200 to 250 hours. A single coating dries in 20 minutes at 68°F and a second coating can be done after one hour.