R - Rust

05 June 2006

Rust - Bare metal can oxidise (rust) when exposed to air and moisture, thus weakening. Today's rust protection treatments are thorough, but if you're buying a used car look for scratches or dents where paint and its underlying protective coats could have been worn away, exposing the metal to attack.


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