Firstly, most of you won’t actually know what this stuff is. We’ve got to be honest, we didn’t until it landed in our warehouse. The simple truth is, Bilt Hamber Korrosol (1 Litre Trigger Spray) could work wonders for increasing the life span of your vehicle’s paintwork. Why? Because it’s designed to remove embedded metal particles in your paint. These metal flakes are from loads of different sources but the most common is from brake dust. Hot airborne metals, like brake dust fragments, really burn and burrow down into your vehicles paint surface just waiting to oxidise and start a spot of rust, in fact it’s one of the most common starting points of a “rust scab”, this stuff is designed to remove it and stop it in its tracks.
How long it takes:
Not long, about 30min approx.
We recommend doing it on a day that’s not scorching hot as you don’t want this stuff to dry.
What you’ll need:
- A bottle of Korrosol.
- Access to a hose or power washer.
- Wax or quick detailer for protection after you’re done.
DIY Walk Through:
Make sure your vehicle is ultra clean. This will just make the whole process easier and help the Korrosol get to work faster. Don’t use a combined wash and wax shampoo – something like Bilt Hamber Auto Wash is ideal.
Find a test patch to spray so, a) You know what to expect b) you know your paint won’t react badly.
We tested a corner of a wing first, but for our photos sake we also did a patch on a bonnet.
Spray on a small patch.
Wait 1 to 5 min.
Any metal contaminants will start showing as dark (red) spots.
Including the test area, liberally cover an extensive area of the vehicle with the Korrosol – for example we sprayed the complete front of the car.
Let the Korrosol do its work. Remember, never let this stuff dry as you can’t scrub it off as it could cause scratching from the lifted metal contaminants.
Once you’re ready and you can see it’s done the job (no more than 5 min) rinse it off thoroughly with just plain water. Do not use a sponge or cloth – just let the water rinse it off.
Move on to each section, spray on the Korrosol then wash off, until your whole vehicle is contaminant free.
As you go you’ll notice more and more red water on the floor; that’s all the metal that’s coming from your paint!!
Give your vehicle a full wash, admire how clean your paint is and just how much metal (red water) you’ve just got off. We noticed that any other contaminant was also lifted and stripped.
HINT:Wash your drive down as that red water stains if left to dry.
Make sure to give your vehicle a go over with a good car wax as your paint is now unprotected.
End result: This stuff is very impressive; we started off thinking it wasn’t doing anything but when the job’s done you can feel and see the difference in your paint… and hopefully you’ve prolonged any rust spots occurring. What a simple but great product.
Opie tested and approved