FAQs

Common Questions

Can I watch and how long does it take?

Yes, you can watch and it takes about an hour.

Can it be done if the car is wet?

Of course it can. Because Corrosion FREE chases water, it can be applied on rainy days. Water actually accelerates Corrosion FREE’s creeping abilities because it moves quickly on wet surfaces to attack and displace moisture in tight seams and hard to reach crevices. Some competitors products are designed to mix with water with the idea that when the product drips off, the water goes with it. Not so with Corrosion FREE. We make sure that our chemical chases only the water from the metal. This is another reason why Corrosion FREE gives longer lasting protection to your vehicle.

Do you clean the car first?

If your vehicle arrives at Corrosion FREE zone with a heavy residue of mud, we would have to wash it before treatment could be done. Not all dealers offer this service and there would be an additional charge to have this done.

We recommend that any heavy accumulation of mud and dirt be pressure washed from the frame and wheel wells before you bring it to the Corrosion FREE Zone for treatment.  This will allow the Corrosion FREE Zone to help have your vehicle treated efficiently and with no additional charge for cleaning the mud and dirt off.

Does Corrosion FREE apply a black undercoating to the bottom of the vehicle? 

No, that’s very bad for today’s newer vehicles! Black tar like or waxy coatings are just a ‘cover up’. They seal moisture against the metal and in most cases when they flake or peel off, rusty holes appear on the previously coated surface. Because Corrosion FREE product is clear and you can see through it, you know it really works. It makes the underbody look great too.

How do you treat surface corrosion?    

Corrosion FREE Formula 3000 with CSC850 can actually clean and stop the progression of surface corrosion. Once your vehicle is enrolled in the program you can return to any Corrosion FREE zone for a no charge treatment of a stone-chip or paint abrasion. This will ensure that the damaged area never progresses to a perforation or hole. Every 18 months when your vehicle returns for its complete protection treatment, we once again give attention to those areas where surface corrosion could take hold.

How long has Corrosion FREE been in business?

It was incorporated in 1995. The people behind the company have over 30 years’ experience in appearance care solutions and a proven track record in the rust proofing industry. Their love of cars became the drive in bringing Corrosion FREE to market.​

How soon can I wash my car?

You can wash your vehicle immediately after the treatment. Unlike other preventing methods, Corrosion FREE will not trap moisture. It literally pushes it away, leaving behind a corrosion fighting lubricating film.

Is a Corrosion FREE treatment expensive?

Certainly not! Like other types of maintenance, it is always cheaper in the long run. Most vehicles can have the protection of Corrosion FREE “Cure the Rust” program for less than 25 cents a day.  Our Formula 3000 with CSC 850 product can be applied by one of our Corrosion FREE Zone Dealers or with our simple to use Do It Yourself Kits

Is Corrosion FREE available at new car dealers?​    

Yes, The BodyGuard System by Corrosion FREE is a new car dealer exclusive. It features the full backing of the Beyond The Future Warranty for Corrosion, Pain and Fabric protection, not as one-time applications, but as sensible approach to maintaining the new vehicle “Factory Look” for years to come. This comprehensive program is a 36 month protection package featuring Formula CSC850, our most powerful weapon against corrosion. It is available at new car dealers only. The Corrosion FREE program and warranty provides coverage over and above the manufacturer’s warranty, except of course where there are manufacturer’s defects and “silent recalls” in effect. See Warranty.

Is it toxic, or does it smell?

The answer is NO to both questions. Corrosion FREE was developed with the environment in mind. It is a product that is not subject to TSCA or is not controlled by WHMIS as it presents no health or flammability hazards.

What does the warranty cover?

Ask for the Warranty flyer. It provides the full details of the warranty. It is the best warranty in the business because it protects much more than most warranties and it even covers the control of surface corrosion. Gas tanks, gas lines, hydraulic brake lines and emergency brake cables are always excluded in the manufacturer’s warranty. Because Corrosion FREE is a lubricating corrosion neutralizer, even these items are protected and qualify under the warranty.

What is it made from?

Numerous highly refined chemicals are used to make the Corrosion FREE formula. It is very light and it has all the benefits of an old-fashioned annual spray treatment. The special additive CSC850 is unique to Corrosion FREE and it gives it the ability to creep and penetrate without dripping all over your driveway and interlocking stone. Formula 3000 with CSC850 is our “secret weapon against corrosion”.

What is so special about Corrosion FREE?

Formula 3000 with CSC850 is clean, clear, drip-free, solvent-free, odor-free, non-toxic, a super lubricating metal conditioner with creeping and penetrating benefits – all in one formula. It is not a sealant that traps moisture, or an oil spray that rots rubber, damages plastic and tend to be messy and drippy. It contains active moisture displacers that last up to 18 months. Because it is clean and transparent you can actually see it preserving the original “factory new” appearance. It does not dry out, chip or peel off and its lubricating benefits continue indefinitely.

Why do you call it the “Cure for Rust”?

Actually our customers began calling it the “Cure”. We were so flattered, we trademarked the phrase. Think of it as an immunization program. Like most cures, it is only effective if the medicine or treatment is continued on a predetermined repetitive basis. The Corrosion Free “Cure” works great if it is reapplied at least every 18 months. We even guarantee it!*

Warranty Only applies to vehicles that were sprayed at a Corrosion FREE certified dealer.

Will it void my warranty?

Absolutely not! You can understand why manufacturers void warranties, when you have the oil sprays ruining rubbers and the waxy and tar like materials seizing up door locks and window mechanisms. Because Corrosion FREE is an entirely different approach, it eliminates annoying electrical malfunctions and makes the vehicle work better and last longer. While the manufacturers probably won’t admit it, they just have to love Corrosion FREE because it will reduce the number of corrosion related warranty claims they are obligated to pay. It also saves customers the time and aggravation associated with claims against warranties.

Will you honor my present warranty?

If you presently have a valid rust-proofing warranty, we will upgrade it to Corrosion FREE’s Beyond the Future Warranty. Because our warranty covers the control of surface corrosion, it actually makes sure you will never have to claim on those silly “wait for a hole from the inside out” warranties. At Corrosion FREE, we want to make sure you do not have to experience the disappointment of knowing your car’s metal is rotting away, while you are waiting and wishing for a hole to claim against your warranty. Our 18 month maintenance program is designed to fully protect your vehicle from the devastating effects of catastrophic corrosion… ( Better known by one of those four letter words.. a “HOLE”.)