CARE AND PROTECTION OF YOUR NEW GALVANISED CHASSIS TRAILER
All new Brian James Trailers feature, galvanised steel, aluminium and BZP plated steel components.
Materials and processes are designed to protect the structure of the trailer from corrosion. Eg: the formation of Iron Oxide on the steel.
Galvanising is achieved by dipping the raw steel components into a bath of Zinc, at high temperature.
The resultant Zinc coating on the steel is unlike any painted surface and will protect the steel for many years.
Galvanising is however primarily a protective coating first and foremost.When new can appear reflective and bright, however after time will naturally change to a darker / blotchy appearance. During winter months when the roads are heavily salted there can be a noticeable hastening of this process.
Combined with general road grime and soot this can cause a new trailer and its associated fixtures and fittings including aluminium and BZP plated components to change appearance.
Road salt or corrosive cleaning products left on the trailer will have no detrimental effect on the structure of the trailer in the long term, but may cause it and its components to begin to look weathered. In order to preserve the appearance of a new trailer as far as possible, it is advisable to rinse the trailer with clean water before leaving it to stand, especially during winter months
This is particularly advised when leaving a trailer inside a building, as there will be no natural rinsing from rain water.
White patches of a powdery substance called Zinc Oxide may appear if the trailer is not prepared in this way.
The effect can also arise on aluminium and BZP components.No detrimental operational effect will result from not taking care of the trailer according to these recommendations, this is purely an aesthetic issue.Brian James Trailers will not accept liability for changes of surface appearance relating to galvanising, aluminium components or BZP plated components.