Does aluminum rust?
Does Aluminum Rust?
The Rust Store - Rust Prevention & Rust Removal Specialists 100%
Statisfaction Guarantee Order Toll Free: 1-877-256-9301
Home | Rust Articles | Contact Us | Your Account | Shopping Cart | Checkout
McAfee Secure sites help keep you safe from identity theft, credit card
fraud, spyware, spam, viruses and online scamsDepartments
Stainless Steel Passivation
Rust Kits SAVE!
Concrete Rust Removers
Shop By Brand
View All Brands...
Choosing a Rust Remover
Home > Articles > *Does Aluminum Rust?*
** Does Aluminum Rust? **
Aluminum corrodes but it does not rust. Rust refers only to iron and steel
Aluminum is actually very prone to corrosion. However, aluminum corrosion
is aluminum oxide, a very hard material that actually protects the aluminum
from further corrosion. Aluminum oxide corrosion also looks a lot more like
aluminum (dull gray to powdery white in color), so it isn't as easy to
notice as rusted iron.
When iron corrodes the color changes and it actually expands. This
expanding and color change can produce large red flakes that we all know as
rust. Unlike aluminum oxide, the expanding and flaking off of rust exposes
new metal to further rusting. This is why it is so important to provide a
barrier so rust doesn't start.
While aluminium doesn't rust, it often becomes dull from corrosion, and is
often encrusted with brake dust, calcium, lime, tarnish, grease, oil and
hard water stains. Simply washing it off
© 2005-2018 HaveYourSay.org