That’s the million-dollar question. And yet, the answer is so simple. There are two types of rust protection: permanent and annual.
Permanent rust protection has two very distinct components: the first is a black rust-preventive sealant, and the second is paraffin-based sealant. The anti-corrosion sealant won’t drip onto your paint when applied underneath your vehicle to form a protective barrier.
The paraffin-based sealant doesn’t leak either and maintains the same texture for several years. It also protects your car’s structure against water, mud and salt. Moreover, these processes are vehicle-specific and target each car’s body weaknesses. The technician uses a specially designed chart to ensure that the treatment will protect each and every body part.
Annual rust protection is a dripless treatment applied to your vehicle on a yearly basis. Dripless protection means you can say goodbye to the streaks of black grease that form on the lower part of the body and drip onto your driveway. This sealant is applied to your vehicle’s body, underbody and chassis to prevent existing rust from progressing while keeping new rust from forming over the course of the year.
To drill or not to drill…
There are people out there who will tell you not to drill holes in your vehicle’s body, but they are wrong. This crucial step offers an undeniable advantage. Drilling holes in the body lets the technician apply the rust protection sealant to places that would otherwise be inaccessible, guaranteeing optimal protection for the short, medium and long term. These holes are small and sealed with plugs that bear the Ziebart seal, which confirms the use of the product.
Keep in mind that if you refuse to have the holes drilled into your car, your rust protection will not be entirely effective.