RBL Products has introduced its Pre-treatment system in the automotive aftermarket. The system is very simple. It consists of a water-based conversion coating that is applied by wiping onto a bare metal surface. The product protects against corrosion and promotes adhesion. The directions are simply, you just wipe the pre-treatment onto the bare metal. Then let it air dry. The average dry time is between 2–5 minutes. You can then apply primer surface directly over the pre-treatment. It can be used on Hot and cold rolled metal, galvanized, stainless steel, aluminum, and other exotic metals.
The pre-treatment system was developed as a substitute for wash, etch, and epoxy primer. Expensive primers and waiting for 24 hours, as well as adhesion and corrosion issues, are now a thing of the past.
The pre-treatment system chemistry was developed and patented by Henkel Corporation. RBL Products recently was granted exclusive rights to convert the technology into pre-saturated wipes and markers. Henkel is the largest pre-treatment company in the world. The same process is used on every car produced since World War ll. Every vehicle as soon as it enters the paint shop is processed by a multi-stage zinc phosphate dip and rinse system before it enters e-coat and primer.
RBL president, Ron Lipson stated “The pre-treatment product puts back what was removed from the metal when grinding and sanding occurs. Once the industry understands the product and how it works it will become standard on all bare metal repairs. Insurance companies are going to mandate this product where applicable.” For more information visit www.rblproducts.com.