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Does treating metal reduce the effects of weathering in a California climate This experiment deals with the elements of weather against metal wind rain solar radiation oxidation uniting a substance with oxygen and heat the presence and absence of My hypothesis is that the painted protected metal will fare better than the bare metal during the weathering The reason I believe this will happen is that the protected metal has that extra layer so it will be harder for the bombardment of changes to hurt the metal The protectants for metals include various types of touch-up paints polishes and waxes body fillers washes and various other types of chemicals Metal protection is most present in the automotive appearance industry Of the three major segments of the market color waxes lead with 36 of sales protectants follow with 27 and touch-up paints account for just over 26 Chain retailers carry an average of 15 lines of touch-up paints and 55 lines of waxespolishes The average number of protectants in aftermarket outlets is three According to a market research survey 699 million people or 37 of American adults use car wax or polish httpwwwfindsvpcomtocsML0165htm The reaction of oxygen with a metal results in the formation of a metal oxide scale which in most cases protects the underlying metal against further corrosion Contamination of the air eg with carbon dioxide sulfur dioxide and water accelerates the oxidation rate considerably The temperature at which the oxidation scale is formed depends on the chemical composition of the metal alloy Alseal 518 is a coating composition formulated for protecting ferrous alloys from both high temperature heat oxidation and at the same time offer sacrificial cathodic protection to the base metal Because of its high temperature capabilities it offers protection when exposed to cyclic high temperature and corrosive salt environments like a California climate it provides thermal stability Tests have been conducted using low carbon steel alloys There was no loss
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