One of the biggest challenges for OEMs, manufacturers, and finishers is providing protection on bare metal surfaces for extended indoor and outdoor exposures.
We spoke with Larry Ensley, Director of Technical Applications at Hubbard Hall, about several new products, the company has brought to market to solve some of those issues.
Metal Guard 900 is a viscous, solvent-based rust preventative which can be applied by dipping, spraying, or brushing onto the bare surfaces of parts. Ensley explains that as the coating dries, a soft water-resistant amorphous coating forms, which protects metal surfaces. This coating can be removed with a heated alkaline cleaner, or the bulk can be easily wiped away with the remainder removable with warm soapy water.
“Metal Guard 900 is recommended for use on all metal surfaces where additional durability and protection are required,” Ensley says. “It will provide exterior protection. It can also be applied over galvanized parts to help prevent white rust.”
In addition, Metal Guard 560 is the result of the latest advances in thin film rust preventive technology, as it is designed to be the final finish on an engineered black oxide coating where 150 to 200 hours of salt spray resistance is desired, yet dimensional change cannot be tolerated.
Ensley says it is a solvent-based, water-displacing rust preventive, which can be applied by dipping, spraying, or brushing and will displace moisture on the metal surface, leaving a continuous film of Metal Guard 560 in direct contact with the metal surface.
Metal Guard 560 is also used for protection against rust and corrosion on automobile parts and accessories, sewing machines, firearms, fasteners of all types, small gasoline engines, machine tools, dies, jigs, fixtures, and metal stampings.