Many people are surprised when their stainless steel assets rust as stainless steel has been revered as a non rusting metal. Unfortunately only stainless steel made years ago won’t rust. As time has gone on prices have gone up and the makers of stainless steel are using less nickel as it’s much more expensive now-a-days, so our stainless steel products can rust, although it still is more rust resistant than other metals.
Stainless steel has a naturally occurring layer of iron-chromium oxide to naturally repair itself. However if this layer is scratched or worn through rust happens. This is because the oxygen molecules are blocked by dirt deposits and chlorides get in the cracks so the metal corrodes underneath. This is why you need to use only stainless steel cleaners and nothing abrasive. Using cleaners that aren’t specifically for stainless steel can damage this natural layer his leaving the surface open to rust.
Because handrails, door handles, boat rails and the like are often used and cleaned they can show rust or that brown discoloration quite quickly, this is especially prevalent if you live in coastal regions as the salt from sea spray can etch into your stainless steel fixings. Our sealer provides a breathable protective layer and works by repelling water to prevent it from reaching the metal, preventing the chemical reaction and thus rust forming. It’s bonus is that the surfaces become easy to clean as all you need is a damp cloth and it lasts up to 12 months. Ultrashield specialises in metal and stainless steel protection. We work closely with our suppliers to ensure we have the most up-to-date technology. We pride ourselves in customer satisfaction and so deliver the best and most cost effective solution to our valued customers.