Treating is cheaper than welding!
How much can you save by protecting the chassis of a car, (compared to welding repairs if it goes wrong)?
Well, prevention is always better than a cure, especially when thinking about rust. So, we always recommend protecting parts that are exposed to water as soon as is possible. The example above shows the difference Lanocare has made, seven months after treatment.
But, what if it is already too late and there is rust evident?
It is still often more cost-effective to treat the rust rather than weld new parts, but it does depend on the level of corrosion. Rust is a common problem in many industries and can significantly degrade the structural integrity and appearance of metal components. However, with proper treatment, such as with Lanocare, rust can be effectively removed and the metal can be restored to its original condition.
Treating rust involves a series of steps that are less expensive than the cost of new parts and welding work. The first step is to remove the rust using wire brushing or sanding. These techniques can be done manually or with the help of simple tools.
Once the rust is removed, the metal surface needs to be treated to prevent further corrosion. This is where Lanocare can really make a difference. It acts as a barrier between the metal and the surrounding environment, preventing moisture and oxygen from reaching the surface and causing more rust. A Lanocare 500ml spray is £20 and kits range from £28 to £115. Of course, there’s your time involved to factor in too.
By contrast though, welding new parts can be labour-intensive and costly. It requires skilled labour, specialist equipment and materials. Where it becomes really expensive is when welding requires any dismantling and rebuilding of the existing structure, because of the additional time it takes. A small welding job will cost anything from £125, but a larger chassis welding job could cost £1000 or even much more.
By opting to treat rust instead of welding new parts, you can save on materials, labour, and downtime. Furthermore, treating rust allows for the preservation of the original metal, maintaining its structural strength, integrity and lifespan. An annual application of Lanocare to avoid all of this time and expense seems like a very cost effective investment; it’ll reduce some maintenance costs and improve efficiency too.