To protect a vehicle’s critical parts while also allowing repairs in the field, top teams are using a coating called STEEL-IT® Polyurethane. STEEL-IT® Polyurethane solves the shortcomings of raw steel and powder coating by providing a rugged barrier against rust and corrosion that also allows you to weld directly on the coating itself. Welds are clean and strong because STEEL-IT Polyurethane is packed full of 316L stainless steel micro flakes that are combined with additional anti-corrosive elements in a polyurethane resin. Unseen by the naked eye, the microscopic stainless steel flakes align on the surface to form a tightly overlapping, pure 316L stainless steel barrier wall. This stainless steel shield makes materials coated with STEEL-IT nearly impervious to rust and corrosive elements while providing a durable finish that holds up under the most challenging conditions.
It sounds too good to be true, but it’s not. STEEL-IT is applied just like paint either from aerosol cans or by using standard spray equipment. The coating has a burnished stainless steel looking finish that doesn’t chip or flake. When it comes to attracting fans and sponsors, looks can be just as important as a racing team’s performance on the course. Crew chiefs that are responsible for maintaining some of the most sophisticated vehicles in off-road racing are using STEEL-IT because of the many benefits it provides.