Every single car that rolls off a production line now has an anti-corrosive layer somewhere in the paint layers. The intent is to provide a barrier between two opposing forces of nature that can conspire to cause metal cancer.
Older cars are more prone to rust than newer cars, and there were certain brands famous for suffering from corrosion. One particular Italian brand was infamous for it, with some saying they’d watched their car dissolve in the rain.
Depending on the age and brand of your car, there will be hotspots that can lead to signs of corrosion. Not unexpectedly they tend to be at the base of windscreens, rear screens, and in the bottom of car doors. Sometimes they’d bubble up underneath chrome trims in the doors at the top, where water would be trapped and unable to drain away.
Front and rear guards are a trouble spot, where dirt blocks water drainage holes and traps moisture. After some time, the moisture has eroded the paint inside, and begins its journey to the outside via a process of degrading the metal. Some vehicles have been known to have their chassis rails corrode, and again through a blockage of channels designed to flow water out. There are specialist mechanics that will be able to put the car on a hoist, use lights and specialised tools, and point out the danger spots.
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