When heavy construction equipment is used in a corrosive environment containing salt, fertilizer-potash, lime, and other corrosive chemicals, trying to prevent rust from destroying your equipment is a difficult task. Rust forms on engine parts, interior components, and outside panels. Steps, hand rails, decking, cab, doors, tanks, mirror and light brackets are also a few things that quickly rust.
Although, no product completely stops rust or corrosion, EquipCoat™ clear protective coating is the most cost effective product available today. EquipCoat™ seals and encapsulates nearly everything (except glass) and is proven to greatly reduce damaging effects that chemicals have on heavy equipment and their components. Once applied, your equipment’s paint color will look showroom new and have a clear coat barrier of protection that will last for years.
When construction equipment is stored outside, paint often fades. Simply touching-up faded parts, or completely repainting before selling is expensive, time-consuming, and the end result is less than ideal.
EquipCoat provides the following benefits with every application:
- Specially formulated for use on Heavy Construction Equipment
- Long-term protection helps prevent corrosion, oxidation, rust, and fading of paint
- Polymer resin encapsulates metal surfaces to provide a sealed barrier from the elements
- Crystal Clear Coating will restore faded paint surfaces, paint gloss, and enhances color
- Highly Corrosion Resistant protecting equipment from UV, salt, calcium chloride, fly-ash, fertilizer and urea damage
- Safe to use on new and used equipment
- Helps restore clarity to red and amber light lenses
- Indefinite shelf-life in closed container
- Will not chip, crack, peel or yellow when applied as directed
- Will bond to itself, so no sanding or priming needed to apply, making it easy to re-apply anytime.
- Once cured coating can be painted over
- Heat-resistant, allowing the coating of radiators, engines, and their related components
- Reduces maintenance by helping repel dirt, making coated surfaces easier to clean
- Economical as it will refinish and protect approximately 1,000 sq. ft. per gallon on most metal substrates.
Heavy Equipment Related Questions
A. Yes, by coating the engine and interior parts, as well as the radiator, you can help prevent corrosion. The protective coating will also reduce corrosion on all nuts-and-bolts.
A. No, it is a polymer resin very different in chemical structure from automotive clear coats. Automotive clears are normally catalyzed coatings. Equipcoat will blend itself and remains flexible throughout its life and which will never peel or flake, as long as it is applied properly.
Poultice corrosion is rust which occurs when deposits of mud or other debris hold stagnant moisture in contact with a metal surface. Because the mud or debris is moisture-laden, this condition accelerates the rusting process.
Crevice corrosion is intense accelerated rusting in joints and recesses. The solution for crevice corrosion is injecting EquipCoat into the crevice or where two metals meet at the joint or recess.
Heavy equipment owners are looking for a cost effective way to stop the damage rust has on the outside body and inside components of their equipment. Commonly affected areas include; engine, radiator, electronic control panels, and brake lines.
EquipCoat’s Polymer Resin with Crystal Shields application system protects metal inside and out from rust and corrosion.
Rust accounts for the majority of corrosion damage on heavy construction equipment and vehicles. Preventing this destruction is a daunting task because rust and corrosion form on engine and interior components such as hydraulic hose ends, radiator, electric panel boxes, metal tubing, nuts and bolts and any bare or painted metal. The exterior body panels, steps, hand rails, decking, cab, doors, tanks, mirror and light brackets are just a few parts that can quickly rust.
Other types of corrosion also limit the service life of equipment. Notable among these are: galvanic corrosion, pitting, poultice and the effects of the sun and ozone. Two additional destructive factors include mildew and acid rain. While neither can be defined as forms of corrosion, both contribute to the early demise of heavy equipment.
Pitting occurs most commonly on aluminum and stainless steel products. It is a form of localized corrosion in which small areas of the metal corrode preferentially to the adjacent areas. This type of corrosion causes cavities or pits in the metal surface. Ultraviolet radiation from the rays of the sun is a corrosive agent that contributes to the formation of ozone and breaks down paints and resins. EquipCoat contains a high amount of UV blockers.
Whenever two different metals come in contact with each other, a potential exists for the corrosive destruction of the atomically weaker of the two metals. The further away these two metals are in terms of the atomic structure, the greater their potential for galvanic corrosion. The closer the different metals are to one another, the less potentialfor galvanic corrosion. The actual galvanic corrosive process is similar to rusting to the degree that weaker metals become negative areas and lose electrons to the stronger positive atoms of the other metal.
Methods to help control rust have been with an extra coat of paint to increase mill thickness and painting interior engine components.
Chemically speaking, Cosmoline is a homogeneous mixture of oily and waxy hydrocarbons that over time turn hard and gummy allowing contaminants to stick to it. Cosmoline is often used for corrosion protection, but because contaminants can stick to it, washing the equipment can be difficult. Waxes and polish can help but are short lived and are not designed for internal parts.
Unfortunately there is no product on the market today that will guarantee to completely stop rust or corrosion and we don’t claim to do so. What we do claim is that EquipCoat heavy equipment polymer is the most cost effective product you can use to help reduce rust and corrosion.
EquipCoat polymer resin seals and encapsulates just about everything (except glass) and is proven to greatly reduce the damaging effects that chemicals have on heavy equipment components. This is done by applying layers of engineered clear polymer resin to all body panels and all components, inside and out, creating a strong protective barrier keeping corrosive chemicals from penetrating through the paint and ultimately into the metal.
Your equipment will have a longer and more productive service life that would otherwise suffer a premature boneyard destiny!