Car Rust Prevention and Vehicle Rust Proofing

Rust Proofing for your Car

At Cobra Car and Truck Accessories, we offer full Rust Proofing for your car

What is Rustproofing?

Rustproofing is a preventative measure to protect your car from rust or corrosion. Most people think the only cause of rusting is through water, but there are other things that can cause your car to rust, such as salt and other substances used on the road during winter.

Learn more on how you prevent rust from ruining your vehicle.

Benefits of Rustproofing Your Vehicle With Cobra

  • Rustproofing your car extends its lifespan by properly protecting its undercarriage, body panels and mechanical parts.
  • Rust-free cars have a higher resale value.
  • Save money on repairs due to rust damage, such as damage to your brake lines and cables.
  • Keep your vehicle safer for longer; over time, rust will compromise your vehicle’s structure.

Why Choose Cobra for Rust Proofing Services?

  • Cobra has been providing car and truck accessories and services for more than a quarter-century to hundreds of pickup truck and car lovers.
  • We are experts at what we do including Rust Proofing, 
  • We offer top-notch service with our friendly and dedicated staff.
  • We can help guide you through the best options to fit your unique needs.


* $50 Non-refundable deposit required when Booking appointment
* Rebooking requires 24 hours notice

Rust prevention is crucial for any vehicle, and here at Cobra, we will provide your vehicle with the best treatment to extend its life. What should you know about rustproofing your car to make the right choice to add years to your vehicle enjoyment? Read on:

Rust Prevention FAQs

Do I have to Rustproof my car?

If you want to prolong the life of your car, increase the resale value and/or reduce repair costs, then yes. Manufacturers have improved the quality of vehicles, but they still have a limited time before repairs and rust ultimately send them to the scrap yard.

What is the best Rust Protection process?

Annual rust prevention treatments, One Time applications and Electronic modules are the three main rustproofing methods. Assuming a quality product and a competent technician:

  • Annual rustproofing is the most effective, because it penetrates barely accessible crevices.
  • One Time applications are effective on areas you can see but barely coat those you cannot see.
  • Electronic modules are easy to install and very profitable but have continually been shown not to be effective.

When is the best time of year to Rustproof a car?

There can be some seasonal advantages to rustproofing your car at certain times of the year. However, as soon as possible is more important than the time of year. The quality products have additives to allow spraying vehicles at all times of the year. If practical, treating a vehicle when it is dry means you need not rely on the water displacement additives to ensure the product bonds to the metal. Hot weather allows for greater atomization of the spray, resulting in higher penetration and coverage of the vehicle.

Must you drill holes when Rustproofing a car?

If you do not get into an enclosed area, you won't stop rust. When adding access holes, the process must include rust prevention treatment of all drilled holes before they are sealed.

How long does it take to Rustproof a car?

Generally speaking, the treatment will take between one hour (Annual rustproofing) and two hours (One Time rustproofing) to complete. Electronic rustproofing takes 30 minutes but as noted above has been shown to be ineffective.

When can I wash my car?

You will be able, and we recommend you wash your car shortly after the treatment. In the case of an Annual rustproofing treatment, we recommend a thorough second wash 10-14 days after.  

Is Protectoil Rustproofing toxic, or does it smell?

Absolutely not; our treatment is not toxic, nor does it smell. There are no health or flammability hazards, nothing to be concerned about. Forty years on the job have confirmed this.