But first this. What, exactly, are protective metal coatings and what materials inform these. By now, you would have picked up the clue. The solution is designed to protect metal. But against what? Surely metal is that tough, non-enforceable and all of that, it hardly needs protecting. But no, man-made aberrations and certainly the natural elements are continuing to place metal, exposed metal at that, in harm’s way.
Both man-made and natural elements bring forward the possibility of all exposed, unprotected metal being negatively affected by long-term challenges to do with rust and corrosion. Previously, the tendency towards neglect has been as a result of languid complacency in the sense that rust and corrosion occurs gradually over time. Unless the eye is particularly keen and diligent, the soiling would hardly be noticed.
But then it hits you, almost overnight, and by then, the damage is pretty much done. Too late to rescue any substantial materials and operating equipment of note. But there have been affirmative developments over gradual periods of time, years, in fact. One such development has been that of the aforementioned protective metal coatings. It is devised from a substantive and yet flexible material, none other than nylon, usually seen in the makings of strong ropes and the like.
The nylon coating solution is textured in a paint-like manner, and indeed, the application is made in very much the same way when painting a wall or cupboard, or the side exteriors of an aircraft carrier. The solution works like a bomb if you will. It is usual for two coating applications to be made. Prior to each coating, the container in which the solution is stored must be shake well. Shaken, not stirred.