Application Touch Ups
Unlike annual products, Waxoyl Corrosion Prevention need only be reapplied if and where the coating has been compromised. Waxoyl is a tough, durable coating that lasts for many years, but vehicles operating on dirt roads or snowy roads that have been treated with an abrasive material (like sand) will subject the underbody to sustained abrasion. This ongoing “sandblasting effect” may eventually wear through the Waxoyl coating and the factory paint in some places, especially in wheel arches and suspension components subjected to wheel cast-off.
Occasional inspection and touch-ups are an important part of the Waxoyl system because the product cannot protect where it has been abraded off. Due to variations in vehicles, the environment and road surfaces there is no one answer for how often Waxoyl should be inspected. For most, an annual inspection with a small touch up is sufficient for ongoing protection, however some situations could benefit from greater frequency.
* For rust-free vehicles operating in extreme environments, we recommend the new Hardwax21 for maximum abrasion resistance.
Waxoyl kills existing surface rust, but it’s difficult to tell if corrosion has penetrated deeper into the metal. We advise proper preparation (degrease and remove rust flakes), annual inspections, and re-treatment as needed. Waxoyl will not hide ongoing corrosion and areas wanting rust remediation will become visible for re-coverage. For serious pre-existing rust, Waxoyl will slow the damage, but mitigation through dedication is the best approach.