preventing bicycle rust

Preventing Bicycle Rust That Can Bust Your Ride if You Store it Outdoors

You may have good reason to store your bicycle temporarily outdoors. In an ideal world, every bike would have a convenient, climate-controlled, indoor space to be shielded from the elements after each ride.

Unfortunately, that’s not always possible. If you are to be successful in preventing bicycle rust despite occasionally keeping your bike outside, take special care in cleaning, indoor storage and proper covering when you do have the opportunity.

Vapor corrosion inhibitor (VCI) bicycle covers by Zerust offer important additional protection while your bike is in storage by sealing out oxygen and moisture and coating the metal components with a thin layer of anti-rust, anti-corrosion molecules.

motorcycle rust prevention

VCI Motorcycle Rust Prevention for Fall, Winter Storage

Most motorcycle owners are fastidious about keeping their bikes clean. A motorcycle that is left muddied, dinged or salt-lined is a pock on the owner’s pride – and soon enough their pocketbook if they aren’t careful. Bike owners especially need to take care in the fall and winter, with proper storage key to motorcycle rust prevention.

For some types of metal, rust can be a death sentence. Rust, the chemical breakdown of metal caused by exposure to corrosive materials, oxygen and moisture or humidity, is the bane of any dedicated rider. It’s a foe that can seize hold quickly, especially during the winter months when salt lines the road. It is, however, preventable – with proper cleaning, repair and a high-quality VCI motorcycle rust cover.

VCI is short for “vapor corrosion inhibitor,.” It’s a formula that can be infused into cloth, plastic or other storage materials, releasing a colorless, odorless, non-toxic vapor into the air and forming a thin, protective layer of anti-corrosive molecules on the metal in an enclosed area.