Zerust HQ – Workbench
Message to all of our friends out there in the world of home improvement, mechanics, automotive, outdoor sports, and beyond: We at Zerust are opening the doors to our extensive library of free, high quality content as seen here on our company blog, The Z-HQ Workbench, and we’d like to share it with you!
For quite some time now, we’ve been stockpiling completely original, exclusive articles that appeal to everyone from the mechanic to the outdoor enthusiast, and we are keen on swapping it with your company to post on your blog too. That’s right! If you would like your blog to benefit similarly, we’d be happy to post content you send us here on the Z-HQ Workbench in exchange for the content you receive from us at Zerust.
So, if you’re a trade based business or publication catering to the home improvement, mechanics, automotive, outdoor sports, and active leisure market whose goods & services relate to Zerust products (rust proofing, stopping rust, rust treatment, etc.), please drop us a line here. Let’s share our collective insights for the rest of the world to enjoy! Thank You!
Your friends at Zerust®
Zerust HQ – Workbench
Despite the fact that rust never sleeps, it’s that time of year when we set our burden down, and take stock of all that we are thankful for. And so, on this day before Thanksgiving, we’d like to express our gratitude to you, the Zerust customer.
Fighting rust and providing the world with reliable rust protection technology is our passion. Delivering that rust proofing technology to you, the Zerust customer, has been our pleasure.
From our rust inhibiting Zerust Skate Guard Covers to our nifty Zerust vapor capsules – you demanded newer, longer lasting rust inhibitor products, and we aimed to deliver. We keep going, fighting the good fight against rust thanks to you.
And so, on behalf of everyone here at Zerust Headquarters, and the eggheads behind the Z-HQ Workbench Blog, here’s wishing you and yours the very best this holiday season. Happy Thanksgiving!
May joy and peace surround you,
Contentment latch your door,
And happiness be with you now,
And bless you evermore.
Z-HQ – WorkBench 10/31/17
My favorite thing to do on Halloween as a kid was to dress up as a ghost. My mom would crudely cut a few holes in a bedsheet for my eyes and mouth, throw it over my head, loosely wrap a belt around my neck to keep the sheet on, and off I’d go trick or treating with my friends through the neighborhood. With the exception of the belt wrapped around my neck (this was the seventies after all. We didn’t know any better back then), it was a great costume and I had a hell of a lot of fun wearing it.
And so in honor of Halloween, and my favorite childhood costume we’re going to talk about Zerust Car Covers. But most importantly, it’s getting to that time of year when precious things go in storage in order to protect them from the elements.
If you’ve got a set of wheels that only go out on special occasions or, at the very least, when the weather’s fair, now’s a good time to invest in one of these corrosion proof, water resistant, mold proof, and of course, rust-inhibiting doohickeys. Fun Fact: I just put one of these babies over my ‘66 Fairlane for the season and man it feels good knowing that classic short will be kept warm and dry, snug, and rust free all winter long.
Whether it’s a valuable antique or a collectible automobile you’re storing, or just a sweet set of wheels that you’re extra precious about, keep it safe this season from the damages of rust, corrosion, dust and moisture with a Zerust Car Cover. But make no mistake. This ain’t no flimsy bedsheet.
Zerust Car covers are woven with Zerust’s patented VCI (Vapor Corrosion Inhibitors) corrosion-inhibiting formulas which add an extra layer of rust protection on the surface of your car.
So, go ahead, fight the elements and even father time himself. And, in honor of Halloween, have a bit of fun by giving your car the chance to ghost through the winter months with this heavy duty, rust preventing overlay. It’s like your car becomes a phantom, free from the laws of decay and deterioration that govern this dimension. Let’s just hope the thing just doesn’t light up at night, blaring the golden oldies station like Stephen King’s Christine.
Whoa! Now we’re getting into the spirit of the season, Z-Lings. Happy Halloween!
In hopes of adding a little culture to the old toolbox, we offer up a bit of verse, a touch of class in the form of a poetry. Zerust poetry that is. Sure, we’re serious about a rust free future for all. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have our sensitive side. And so, to keep the muses in motion, we bring you the Z-HQ Workbench Poetry Corner.
[Note: In this installment, we honor the open road with some rough and tumble biker poetry. Dedicated to all you gearheads out there who understand the importance of keeping your motor clean, and your gears rust and corrosion free. Why poetry, you ask? Well, we at Zerust feel that the products we provide are designed to keep your life moving, like poetry in motion. What better way to illustrate this than through the written word?
Friend, let me ride
Swift and fast and free
Out along the open road
From sea to shining sea.
From the Great Lakes
To the Shenandoah
To the Gulf of Mexico
To the open plains
And the iron range
And the Alamo.
Through rain and hail and sleet and snow
Sun and wind and the great plateau
Through desert storms of sand and dust
I’ll make it clear, I’ll make a fuss
I insist on the best, Zerust!
Zerust for my two wheeled pony
Cos it gets me there in style
Zerust is my one and only
To go that extra mile.
The roar of the pipes
The engine screams
Hear me comin’ a mile away
Man alive, I’m living the dream.
Zerust is the top shelf rust inhibitor
To keep the rust away
My main corrosion prohibitor
So good, it’s almost cliche.
Every time my two wheeled pony
Crackles and combusts
I hear trumpets sounding and choirs singing
The sweet tune of Zerust.
It’s the open road I need
The open road I crave
Gotta have my freedom
Before they carry me to my grave.
Nothing can hold me down
I’ll ride until the end
With Zerust in my wheelhouse
I know I can depend.
For their products keep my motor clean
And running super tight
If you ask me what I mean my friend
I’ll tell you, “Zerust, day and night!”
So if you’ve got the wanderlust
I’ll tell you what to do
Get yourself some Zerust
For rust protection through and through.
And that, Dear Z-lings, wraps up this edition of the Zerust Poetry Corner. Until next time, remember to keep your motor clean this winter with a new Zerust Motorcycle Cover.
Ok. Here we are Dear Z-lings, the end of September, and Summer 2017 is now just another page in the history books.
We hate to be the harbingers of bad news, but you knew this was coming. Winter! We warned you, right here, in previous Blog posts. “It’ll be here before you know it,” we said. And now just look at it. Fast approaching. But just like everything else in life, when one door closes, another door opens.
Now’s the time to get your house in order and prepare for the Fall and Winter months as they barrel on down the road of time.
Whether it’s storing your bike or motorcycle in the garage for the winter, protecting your A/C outdoor central air unit from the elements, or keeping your firearms fit for hunting season – once again, Zerust has you covered, literally.
Here are just a handful of examples of how Zerust is looking out for you this Fall and Winter:
The Zerust Air Condition Cover
Pretty soon the elements will be barreling down on your outdoor Central Air Unit. Show it a little love. Keep it safe and sound and nice and snug with a Zerust Air Condition Cover.
2. Zerust Skate Guard Covers
Before you know it, we’ll all be saying, “Christmas time is Here Again” & “Happy Holidays”! You’re going to need to keep your skates sharp for plenty of winter frolic.
Pretty soon the annual tree lighting ceremony will be taking place in a downtown or city square near you. There’s sure to be an ice rink as part of the festivities. It’s customary. Get in there and get your skate on! And when you’re done, keep them clean with the ever-cozy Zerust Skate Guard Covers.
3. Zerust VCI Rifle Bag
For many around the country this time of year, hunting season is upon us. Keep your firearms snug with the Zerust VCI Rifle Bag. Simple to use. Easy to carry. No muss. No fuss. Here it is!
4. Zerust Bicycle Covers
You can try to take your bike out on cold and windy, snowy days. But c’mon. Let’s face it. Be realistic. You know it’s not gonna work out. Best to store it with a Zerust Bicycle Cover. Makes a great holiday gift too.
So there you go, dear Z-Lings: Four fine solutions to help you brave the winter months courtesy of your friends at Zerust. Be safe out there this Fall and Winter season. And remember, don’t let it turn to dust. Turn to Zerust! We make the rust go away, year-round.
-Michael J. Miller for Zerust
For this month’s installment of the Z-HQ Workbench, dear Z-lings, we’re going to take a step back and feature a little feedback from one of our new customers. This next message comes from Ben Kilbane, of Chicago, Illinois. Ben is a blues musician who collects vintage musical instruments for a hobby. He’s the owner of some extraordinarily rare, vintage gear and he’s always looking for ways to better preserve his investments. Ben writes:
I’m a blues musician here in Chicago, Illinois, a guitarist mainly. I own a number of rare, vintage guitars, and my favorite is a 1962 Fender Telecaster. [This is the one with the vintage saddle and bridge. It’s a beautiful, classic guitar just like the one Steve Cropper used during his time with Booker T. & The MG’s. Y’know the one, “Green Onions”? “Slim Jenkins Place” “Hip Hug-Her”?] It’s my main axe, and it’s been around a long time – over fifty years rocking the world. Naturally I want to ensure that it last another fifty years or more – for my children, and, god willing, their children too.
To be sure, this old Telecaster [I call her Thea by the way] takes a beating. I gig out regularly, so old Thea submits to a lot of blood, sweat, and the occasional tear depending on how hot my band is playing that night. You name it. I towel her off after every show, but it’s not enough. The old vintage saddle can only be cleaned so much. What I’ve found is that no matter how much TLC I give it, there’s still a bit of rust build up around the hardware. Drives me crazy. I keep it cloaked with a clean, dry towel when it’s inside the case. But I’ve discovered over the years that’s not enough either.
I needed to find a newer, more stealth solution to keep it from rusting. So I went on the lookout. Fortunately a friend of mine who’s a mechanic and swears by your products [he keeps a Vapor Capsule in every one of his toolboxes] tipped me off and suggested I put a Vapor capsule inside my guitar case alongside old “Thea the Tele”. I figure what the heck? It can’t hurt.
So I went to my local hardware store and bought a whole bundle, one for each of my guitars in fact. Now I’ve got one inside every guitar case alongside every guitar in my collection. I’ll keep you posted as to how things turn out.
Thank you, Ben, for getting in touch with us here at Zerust. And thank you for giving our Vapor Capsules a shot. Although, traditionally, we’ve been known more among people like your good friend, the mechanic, we’re happy to bring our rust protection technology and products to the world of music. We’re confident we can help with the preservation of your classic instruments.
Lastly, we look forward to hearing from you with updates on how our Vapor Capsules are helping to keep the blues alive in Chicago, and your vintage gear in tip top shape!
-Michael J. Miller for Zerust
I stumbled across an old table saw recently while cleaning up my shop. It’s a beautiful piece of hardware, given to me by my grandfather. That table saw launched many a home improvement project – like the beautiful deck that graces the back of my parent’s home. I’m honored to have that table saw, and lucky too. So I endeavor to keep it clean. Time and hard lessons learned over the years have taught me that, when it comes to your tools, heirlooms or otherwise, you’ve got to take the necessary steps to keep them clean and safe from the effects of rust and corrosion.
Funny thing too about that table saw – my grandfather actually kept it in its original box. Funny. He probably thought he was doing a commendable thing in storing it the way he did. It’s characteristic of him. He was a fastidious guy, intent on keeping his tools and shop very clean. Trouble is, the box wasn’t enough to save the table saw from the ravages of time.
I received the saw as a housewarming gift for my first home years ago. By the time it came into my possession, the thing (and the box it came in) had seen better days. I commended my Grandfather as I pulled it from the dusty, faded old cardboard carton with the peeling images of home improvements past still visible on it.
Luckily I was able to clean the thing up, replace the blade, and get it back in business. My grandfather would be proud, God bless him.
I got wise. I’ve since retired that old box from the manufacturer and replaced it with a Zerust Table Saw Cover.
Make no mistake, the rust will come. Like it or not, your shop gets gnarly. Dust. Moisture. Mold. Run of the mill stuff. Regular open air exposure too can cause many wrongs over time.
Keep your table saw nice and snug. Cover it for generations to come with Zerust Table Saw Covers. Rest assure, these covers keep your table saw safe and sound because Zerust Table Saw covers are blessed with our patented rust prevention technology. All of the revolutionary protection you’ve come to expect from all Zerust products are embedded within these covers. Revolutionary developments in rust protection simply come standard with all of Zerust products. Benefits like:
- The non-toxic vapors that coat your saws and blades with invisible protection, thus keeping them safe from harmful rust and corrosion.
- Our superior corrosion-inhibiting formula providing VCI (Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor) protection on the surface of your table saw.
- That good old Zerust 5 year plan, guaranteed: The formulas in our products remain active and provide protection for five years.
And so, dear Z-lings. With only one month left to the glorious summer of 2017, there’s still time to bust that baby out and get some work done. You’re itching to do so. Whether you’re working on your deck, making new kitchen cabinets, cutting hard wood planks for new hardwood floors. Go for it. Make hay while the sun shines. But, remember, when the time comes to clean up your shop, and put away your tools, skip all the oil and water displacement sprays and snake oils. Go with a cleaner, more air tight solution – Zerust Table Saw Covers.
Order today to receive the one anti corrosion and rust protection solution on the market that provides rust protection for years to come.
-Michael J. Miller for Zerust
Zerust anti-corrosion products work well not only around the house and garage for personal use, but also around the warehouse and factory floor for professional use.
Here’s a bit of advice for those of you out there who are using Zerust for more highly skilled purposes.
If you’ve followed Zerust long enough, (and we know you have, dear Z-lings) by now you know that corrosion is the degradation of metal over time. When metal surfaces interact with moisture and gas (oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, carbon dioxide, and all that other stuff in the air) they begin the natural process of breaking down.
The metal wants to remain in its natural state. Unfortunately, the laws of nature dictate that rust can form on unprotected metal surfaces within hours. If you don’t protect your inventory while it’s on the shelf, it won’t be worth a hill of beans when it’s time to fulfill an order. So you’ve got to act fast and employ the right line of defense. Protect your inventory on the shop and warehouse floor with Zerust. Manage corrosion with Zerust products and services, and save your company from the extraordinary expense of wear and tear that results when inventory sits idle for extended periods of time.
Zerust products beat rust on a molecular level:
All Zerst products are produced (bestowed, constructed, forged you might say) with Zerust’s patented corrosion inhibiting vapor molecules. These patented agents have the strength to counteract the elements – ya know, all that stuff in the air like oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, etc., and, of course, moisture – that degrade metal. Yeah. That stuff. [Mother nature is one tough cookie, lemme tell ya].
When you use Zerust multipurpose VCI Poly Bags, Plastabs, or any other Zerust protective cover product, you’re conserving your valuables with scientific precision. Ya see, the anti-corrosion vapors in all of our products are emitted into the enclosed area of the bag or film and serve to protect what you keep inside. The vapor saturates the air and bonds with the metal to form a protective barrier around the metal surface. The vapor dissipates when you open the bag or cover, and saturates the air all over again when you re-seal it.
Most Industrial metal parts of good, high grade quality are manufactured with a VCI (Volatile Corrosion Inhibitor) layer. But this layer can easily wear thin over time when faced with the onslaught of the elements. As such, these VCI layers – when exposed to oxygen (and other gases in the air) and moisture – can break down completely within a couple of hours, thus leaving your stuff vulnerable. Using Zerust products for storage, however, helps keep your inventory fit for up to five years.
Packing and Handling Instructions:
- When packing parts, always go the clean and dry route, no matter what.
- Confirm that your inventory is at room temperature before packing it up for storage. If not, the moisture of colder temperatures will counteract the vapor and potentially breed rust. The rust will wreak havoc on your inventory while it sits idle on the warehouse shelf.
- Believe it or not, the natural oils on your hands and skin can wear down that thin layer of VCI that coats most high grade manufactured parts. To prevent this from happening, always wear clean and dry gloves before handling metal parts.
- When packing more than one part, be sure to include some Zerust sheets to provide separation between the metal surfaces.
- Make sure everything is packed tight to restrict airflow.
There you go. All done. Until next time, don’t let your stuff turn to dust. Turn to Zerust!
-Michael J. Miller for Zerust
Sometimes it’s the smallest, simplest things that make the biggest, most significant impact. Think Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back, or Toto in The Wizard of Oz. You don’t need to be ten feet tall to make the world a better place. And so on that note, today, we turn our attention to the Zerust Anti-Tarnish Silver Storage Bags. So basic. So simple. And yet so effective.
What is immediately apparent is their stylish appearance and elegant demeanor, yes. But rest assured. The Zerust Anti-Tarnish Silver Storage Bags fight the elements for up to five years at a time with the same level of conviction you’ve come to expect from all Zerust products.
Provide the Protection your valuables (silver jewelry, collectible coins and silverware) require with these revolutionary rust prevention pouches. And make no mistake. This is not your grandmother’s coin purse.
Though they are soft and gentle to the touch, the Zerust Anti-Tarnish Silver Storage Bags pack a mighty punch. Attractive? Of course. Heck, they’re made of satin with a heavy weave. Hard working? You bet. Surround your valuables with luxurious softness while protecting them against tarnish and damage.
So how do they work, you ask?
Well, we’ve infused the cloth with the best in Rust inhibiting agents. Placing your valuable inside these exquisite carryalls bestows upon them the wonders of the product themselves. The formula is non-toxic, residue free and cleared by the FDA as food safe. Our patented anti-tarnish, rust prevention formula emanates from within the bags themselves to protect your valuables inside. Perfect for keeping antique silver, silverware, earrings and other heirloom jewelry clean and tarnish-free.
Maintaining silver takes time. Polishing can be labor intensive. Save time and money with Zerust’s Anti-Tarnish Silver Storage Bags. We’ll keep your valuables radiant and ready for showtime for years to come.
Rust. The stuff gets everywhere, if you let it. And for those of us in the American Northeast (aka, the Rust Belt) it’s a way of life. But we know we’re not alone. That’s why we stay up nightly thinking of new ways to prevent the stuff from spreading the world over.
Rust Never Sleeps, they say. Yeah, well, neither does Zerust.
The lesson is simple: Let your stuff sit long enough, exposed and unprotected to the elements (anything really – from the smallest doohickey to the most monumental machine) and – if it’s made of metal – eventually it will fall victim to the ravages of time.
What is rust anyway?
Well it’s elementary actually. Literally. Rust is slang for iron oxide, which occurs when iron or an alloy that contains iron, like steel, is exposed to air and water for a long period of time. Over time, the air combines with the metal at a molecular (or atomic level), thus forming a brand new compound called an oxide and weakening the bonds of the metal itself.
But what do we really know about rust?
Well, given enough time, oxygen, and water, any iron mass will eventually change completely to rust and come apart. That’s about all there is to it. Fascinating stuff to be sure. A visual representation of the natural order of things unfolding around us in real time right before our very eyes. But here at Zerust, we’ve developed the perfect antidote.
Let’s face it. Rust is gnarly. Rust is tough. Rust is the stuff of legend, a constant reminder that time marches on and it’s up to us to fight it with whatever tools we have at our disposal. That’s why we’re here.
Rust repair, rust protection. How to stop rust? This is the stuff that keeps us up at night.
Thanks to many a sleepless night spent obsessing over ways to keep rust at bay, we at Zerust Headquarters have been rewarded with a generous helping of Eureka moments! Voila! Like a bolt of lightning in the night, or a lightbulb over the head in the middle of the day. Zap! Wham-o! There it is!
There’s just no telling when inspiration will strike. Point is, new ideas for more advanced rust prevention methods just keep coming to us, and we’re happy to share them with you.
We at Zerust Headquarters insist on bringing only top quality rust proofing products to market. We obsess over every detail to give you the tools you need to fight the good fight against the ravages of time. Our patented rust preventers are the best rust treatment solutions money can buy. This explains why people the world over have turned to Zerust time and time again.
Check out our Products Page. We’ve got anti-rust treatment solutions for all types of products, for all seasons. From gun oil to keep you firing on all cylinders, to protection from the elements for your A/C unit or your motorcycle. Take your pick. It’s a veritable fountain of youth for your valuables.
Don’t let your stuff turn to dust. Turn to Zerust! We make the rust go away.
-Michael J. Miller for Zerust