Can You Clear-Coat Over Rust?

Can you clear-coat over rust.

Rust has become an object of interest for many people, who wish to seal and preserve some of the stunning designs created by natural weathering of metal. Yet for those working with old steel/iron surfaces, it is a problem that … |READ MORE|

How to Prevent Rusting

How to prevent rusting.

That orange-brown discoloration that appears on metals (particularly iron and steel) is both destructive and unsightly. The rusting process starts slowly, but as soon as it spreads, it can weaken objects and structures and compromise functionality. That’s why it’s better … |READ MORE|

Does Silver Rust or Tarnish?

Jewelry made of silver.

Even the brightest silver will change with time, losing its brilliant gleam as it turns to an almost solid black. Some people take this transformation as the rusting of silver, but that isn’t the case. Silver doesn’t rust, it tarnishes. … |READ MORE|

Does Zinc Rust or Corrode?

Zinc galvanized bike racks.

Zinc is a metal. That means it must rust, right? Zinc doesn’t rust, but it does corrode. Rust only occurs in metals that have iron in them, whereas corrosion can occur in many types of metal. Corrosion occurs when metal … |READ MORE|

What Metal Does Not Rust?

Stainless steel chain.

The last thing many people want on their metal surfaces is a stubborn build-up of rust. Rust can form on metal if it contains certain elements, like iron, that allow it to corrode and rust quickly. Thankfully, there are metals … |READ MORE|

Does Brass Rust or Corrode?

Detail of the brass pipes of a tuba.

Brass is commonly used in the production of things such as musical instruments, mechanical tools, and decor. It’s a popular choice for many reasons, from the range of colors it comes in, to the aesthetically pleasing look and feel it … |READ MORE|