Monday, 27 June 2011

Dinitrol Rust Prevention Waxes and Oils

A large range of Dinitrol products are available to buy online at It might be difficult for you to know what Dinitrol solution you need; here is a bit of explanation...

Dinitrol Corrosion prevention products
Dinitrol Cavity Waxes are a thixotropic rust prevention fluid with good film building properties for open surfaces as well as for cavities. They are capable of good penetration into crevices and joints, preventing further corrosion even on damp or dirty surfaces. Cavity waxes leave a brown, waxy water repellent protective film.

What are the KEY differences?
DINITROL Corromax 3125 - old metal, penetrates through rust, contains inhibitors
DINITROL 3654 - retreating existing applications
DINITROL ML - thin, high penetrating - low abrasion qualities

Dinitrol Underbody Waxes are a thixotropic external underbody anti-rust fluid, which provides long term resistance against corrosion and abrasion, even under severe conditions. It provides a tough elastic waxy protective coating. The wax film is resistant to repair and oven paint temperatures.

What are the KEY differences?
DINITROL 4941 - black, tough, elastic and waxy film
DINITROL METALLIC - brown, tough, elastic and waxy film - does not harm rubber or plastics

This is a long term engine protection product with heat resistance up to 200 centigrade. The product leaves a firm transparent film with short drying time and good adhesion and flexibility on all metal surfaces, rubber and plastic parts. It is resistant to alkali and acidic solutions. Ideal for using under the bonnet on hose clips and unpainted aluminium, which can corrode leaving a white powder.

DINITROL CORROHEAT 4010 - dries to a hard clear finish

Dinitrol Stone Chip Black Protection is a permanently elastic anti-stone chip product which also protects against corrosion. It has a sound deadening effect and can be over-painted. It does not contain aggressive solvents such as chlorinated hydrocarbons and will not attack PVC coatings. Ideal for wheel arches.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

For Extreme Durability, choose Powder Coating

Powder coating allows you to coat and cure metal parts in less than an hour, and provides an extremely durable finish that is dent and chip resistant.
It’s far superior to liquid coatings, it’s easy to apply with no drips or overspray, and contains no environmentally harmful solvents.

3 Steps:
1. Strip and Clean your metal part before coating
2. Coat the entire part – you can’t overcoat
3. Cure your part in an electrical over for about 20 minutes

Have a look to the Hotcoat Powder Coating Gun available at

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Ethanol and Petrol Engine

Ethanol and Petrol, Frost has a Solution for you! If you use petrol for your family car, classic car, boat, motorcycle, quad, lawnmower, strimmer, rotavator, chainsaw, generator, pump or any other type of equipment that has a petrol engine, you need to know about Ethanol in your fuel.

What is Ethanol?

Ethanol, also called ethyl alcohol, pure alcohol, grain alcohol, or drinking alcohol, is a volatile, flammable, colourless liquid. Best known as the type of alcohol found in alcoholic beverages, it is also used in thermometers, as a solvent and as an alcohol fuel. In common usage, it is often referred to simply as alcohol or spirits.

Where does it come from?

Ethanol is sustainable and domestically produced from renewable resources such as corn, grains and potatoes.

Why add Ethanol to Petrol?

Ethanol is good for our agricultural economy and helps us reduce our dependency on foreign petroleum products. On the “green” side they are aimed at improving air quality and reducing air pollution from fuel emissions.

What proportion of the fuel is Ethanol?

Permitted ethanol content in petrol is 5% which is to rise to 10% in 2013. However we are led to believe supermarket fuels may already have as much as 10% ethanol blended in. We hear a 15% mix is on its way in the USA. While this is good for the domestic farmer and our environment, Ethanol can cause serious problems to your engine and fuel system. Generally vehicles built after 1996 have been designed with Biofuels in mind, but earlier cars and engines with carburettors are going to need help.

What types of problems have been encountered?

1) Water accumulation in the fuel tank - Ethanol absorbs water from the air. The water condenses in the fuel tank and will pull the ethanol out of suspension with the petrol. This is bad news because it strips the octane out of the petrol, leaving you with a layer of octane-poor fuel on top and a water-ethanol layer mixture on the bottom. If this gets sucked into the combustion chamber, you will have poor starting and very rough running with potentially engine damage.

2) Deposit is like to build up - Ethanol when mixed with water readily forms Gums in the fuel system much quicker than fuel without Ethanol. These Gums coat fuel system components including filters, carburettors, injectors, throttle plates and will then form varnish and carbon deposits in the intake, on valves, and in the combustion chamber.

3) Lower fuel mileage, decreased performance and acceleration. Ethanol contains less chemical energy than petrol does, and this means less mileage for the driver. 3-5% drops in mileage are expected.

4) Corrosion of internal engine components - Water contamination may cause fuel system corrosion and severe deterioration.

5) Contaminants in fuel system – water, degraded rubber, plastic, fibreglass and rust may get drawn in.

6) It could encourage microbial growth in fuel. Ethanol being organic and hygroscopic may allow the growth of fungus.

7) Short shelf life - as short as 90 days

8) Corrodes plastic and rubber - Ethanol is a strong, aggressive solvent and will cause problems with rubber hoses, o-rings, seals, and gaskets. These problems are worse during extended storage when significant deterioration could take place. Hoses may delaminate, o-rings soften and break down, and fuel system components made from certain types of plastics could either soften or become hard and brittle, eventually failing. Fuel system components made from brass, copper, and aluminium may oxidize. The dissolved plastics and resins now in the fuel could end up in blocked fuel filters or gummy deposits.

9) Melts Fibreglass - bikes and boats with fibreglass fuel tanks can have structural failure as the Ethanol will break down and pick-up some of the materials the tanks are made from. Again this material, dissolved from the tank, can be carried through the fuel system and can cause damage to carburettors, fuel injectors and can actually get into the combustion chambers.

Frost has a solution for you: the Frost Ethomix Additive (product Code Z555) protect against harmful impact of ethanol blended petrol.

BUY Frost Ethomix

Thursday, 2 June 2011

The New Frost Auto Website is online!

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