The history of Rust Check dates back to 1970 when a Canadian pilot set out to combat the corrosion of dissimilar metals and electronic components in light aircraft. Early research revealed that the application of sealants, tars, and waxes was clearly the wrong approach to controlling corrosive oxidation and metallic rust out. It was reasoned that moisture was the primary catalyst that accelerated the corrosion process, so the elimination of moisture was essential to the success of a viable rust inhibitor.
Although sealants, tars, and waxes were designed to block moisture out, testing showed that they dry out and crack, trapping the moisture against the metallic surface that they were supposed to protect. Testing also proved that oil sprays would not displace moisture and actually “floated” on water. Other inherent problems indicated that oil spray would not bond to metal surfaces for prolonged periods of time.
It was concluded that a precise formula of various chemicals was needed to displace moisture, penetrate contaminants, creep into seams and crevices and bond to metal. After two years of testing the formula known as Rust Check was developed and refined for the automotive industry. In the fall of 1973, this unique chemically formulated rust protection system was introduced to the general public through the first Rust Check Center in Hepworth, Ontario, Canada.
Since 1973, over 2 million Rust Check body protection applications have been performed. Rust Check products are also available in convenient aerosol packages for use at home, office and farm. The proven corrosion inhibiting performance, along with superior lubrication capabilities have made these products popular with the retail consumer and the Do-It-Yourself markets.