How to Prevent Rust

Rust can not only ruin the appearance of something, but it can damage the structural integrity. Rust makes objects weak, and over time it can break – or cause extreme damage if it makes up part of a bigger structure, such as a bridge or building.

For individuals, we often see rust affect personal possessions – expensive ones at that – such as cars and motorbikes. Jewellery, household objects and tools can be affected, too, which is where electroplating services can help. To ensure that the appearance doesn’t get ruined, you have to make sure it doesn’t get rusty.

So, how do you prevent rust?


There are a few ways that you can prevent rust: make sure to keep items dry, wax or oil your car fairly often, or paint them. One of the most effective ways to protect against rust is to use an electroplating company. It’s often used to make things look more expensive, like adding gold plating to jewellery, as well as for providing rust-protection.

Electroplating is the process of using electrolytes and electrodes and connecting them by using an electric current. This current charges through them both and causes the electrolyte to separate and coat the electrode.

How does electroplating prevent rust?

It’s a form of metal finishing that coats the metal in a finish of your choice, providing a protective layer over that object. The reasons electroplating services are often recommended are:

  • Abrasion resistant
  • Wear resistance
  • Improves the appearance
  • Increases the lifetime
  • Stops rust

What are the benefits of choosing an electroplating company?

By choosing leading professionals in the metal finishing industry you benefit from years of experience providing metal finishing. A vast range of metals are accepted and there’s a wide choice of electroplating metal finishes available.

Dorsetware are professional plating, metal finishing electroplating company in Dorset. If you’re interested in our services, or if you would like to find out more about our range of finishes, get in touch via telephone on 01202 677939 or use our online contact form.

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