Odd question about corrosion and waxing

My car has a few rusted areas; I'm wondering, if a standard car wax was
applied over the rusted areas, would it slow down the rusting process?
I suspect that as long as the wax didn't chemically react with the car's
sheet metal, it would act as a slight barrier between the air and the
exposed metal.
But I hope someone with more expertise than me will speak up on this. Thanks
in advance.
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M. Hamill
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If you don't want to repaint it yet, then yes the wax would would fine. I'd suggest removing the rust first, though. TM
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Some of the stories of iron structures in India lasting thousands of years outside are believed to be due to their being coated in butter or oil regularly.
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