Rusty Suspension No More?

We keep seeing this Rust Prevention Magic (RPM) product in the National Parts Depot ads on the inside cover of this magazine. We were so intrigued by the product and had to try it out. We called Dave Walden at ECS Automotive Concepts and he talked at length about how great the product was and how it came to be.

Dave is a dyed-in-the-wool car guy and also an avid classic car restorer. He came up with the product to protect bare metal surfaces on suspension parts for his projects. He had previously used oily products, which left an unwanted residue and attracted a lot of dirt. Painting cast iron and other bare metal surfaces to look like real cast iron or bare metal is also tricky, especially when you can chip your hard-to-achieve finish.

We still had doubts after our conversation with Dave about RPM. A rust preventative product that goes on clear and doesn’t leave a sticky or waxy film? We had to try it out for ourselves.

There are few times when a breakthrough new product hits the market. ECS Automotive Concepts has come out with such a product. We were very impressed with the results in our one-hour test. Dave states that RPM will provide up to two years of rust protection. He also says it works well on bare sheetmetal. We’ll be performing more tests of this product on our rusty ’68 Camaro project (featured in the July 2013 installment of Resto Shop).

Electroplating Kit

Restore small brackets and parts of your Camaro to their original brilliant luster with Eastwood’s “at home” Tin-Zinc Electroplating System.

Electroplating is easier than you think with the Eastwood Tin-Zinc Electroplating System. Retail price is $69.99 (PN 10049). For more information go to or call 800.343.9353 source code cp1213.