What is Rusting?

Rusting– To become corroded, to deteriorate or degenerate through inactivity or neglect, to develop a disease caused by a rust fungus, to corrode metal to rust formation, Rust is a term for iron oxides, developed by the reaction of iron and oxygen in the presence of water or air moisture. Rust is visually of a reddish brown color, and forms under different circumstances. Since Rusting is preventable, the most common circumstance is neglect. Rust prevention is possible by applying different types of coatings prior to rusting. Zinc is traditionally used because it is cheap, adheres well to steel and provides a protection to the steel surface in case of damage. This is simply called ‘rustproofing’. For more information see here: