Vehicle Corrosion Can Be Controlled in Tropical Areas 620240

Tropical deterioration of materials and equipment has been a long standing problem in both military and industry operations. Beyond the development of specially resistant materials, the one most contributive factor to equipment long life is the preventive measure applied in maintenance procedures. The safeguards discussed in this paper are the results of a Navy study into the problem of vehicle corrosion. The protective coatings tested have proved to be generally effective, and as reported here, they may suggest closer attention from vehicle manufacturers interested in a market that must cope with this problem.


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