What Is the Ziebart Rust Proofing Material?

Updated March 21, 2017

The build-up of rust and other road abrasives is a major problem on many vehicles, especially those in areas prone to wet conditions. One solution to help limit this problem is the Ziebart brand of rust protection.


Ziebart rust-proofing material is applied to keep rust from forming on the structure of a vehicle. It is applied as a sealant underneath the body, which helps prevent the build-up of contaminants from the weather and the road.


In addition to the underbody sealant, an additional layer of protection can be targeted onto areas prone to corrosive problems such as joins and rivets.


A common cause of vehicle wear is salt and moisture found in northern and coastal environments. Ziebart protection helps form a layer that keeps these abrasives away from the metal body.


Because oxygen is needed for rust to form, Ziebart sealants help limit the amount of metal on a vehicle is exposed to air. If air cannot reach the frame, rust cannot form.


Beyond the first application, Ziebart rust proofing locations inspect the material on a yearly basis. This allows the sealant to be reapplied as needed.

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