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Rust Remover Comparison Chart

Information is the best tool in helping you decide which rust remover to purchase. The two charts below will help you determine which product is right for your specific rust removal needs. The charts are split out between steel and iron, stainless steel and non-metal surface rust removers.

Rust Removers for Steel and Iron Surfaces
 
  Evapo-Rust Boeshield Rust Free Bull Frog Rust Remover Rust Release SuperGel
Sizes Available

1 Gallon
5 Gallons
55 Gallons

8 oz.

16 oz. 1/2 Gallon
Method of
Application
Soak in solution Spray on, then wipe or rinse off Pour, then wash and rinse off Paint on
Consistency Similar to water Similar to water Gel Thick Gel
Appearance Light Yellow liquid Clear liquid Brown gel Light yellow gel
Time to
Remove Rust
1 hour to 24 hours 30 seconds to 2 minutes 15 minutes to 2 hours 1-2 hours
Recommended
Applications
Any steel or iron part that can be submerged in liquid. Metal surfaces where a fast acting spray-on rust remover is needed. Home and work applications where lower odor and acidity is preferred. Any flat or vertical steel or iron surface.
Method of
Rust Removal
Chemical reaction removes only rust. Acid based rust removal. More mild acid removal. Chemical reaction removes only rust.
Minimum Temperature
for Application
Above 50 degrees Above 50 degrees Above 50 degrees Above 50 degrees

 

Rust Removers for Non-Metal Surfaces
 
  Singerman Concrete Rust Remover Boeshield Rust Free Magica
Sizes Available

22 oz. pail
60 lb. drum

8 oz.

8 oz.
Method of
Application
Mix with water, then spread on with a brush Spray on, then wipe or rinse off Pour on, then wipe or rinse off
Consistency White powder Similar to water Gel
Appearance Mostly clear gel when mixed with water Clear liquid Clear gel
Time to
Remove Rust
15 - 30 minutes 30 seconds to 2 minutes Instantly to 15 minutes
Recommended
Applications
Concrete, stone, masonry or similar porous surfaces. Fiberglass, chrome, tile, porcelain, vinyl, metal and more. Fabric, upholstery, carpeting, draperies and much more.
Minimum Temperature
for Application
Above 45 degrees Above 50 degrees Above 50 degrees

 

Rust Removers for Stainless Steel
 
  CitriSurf 77 Plus CitriSurf 2310 Gel
Sizes Available

22 oz. Spray
1 Gallon Container

1 Gallon Container

Method of
Application
Spray on, then rinse off Paint on, then rinse off
Consistency Similar to water Gel
Appearance Clear liquid White gel
Time to
Remove Rust
20 - 30 minutes 20 - 30 minutes
Recommended
Applications
Stainless steel surfaces. Stainless steel surfaces, especially vertical surfaces.
Method of Rust Removal Acid based rust removal and stainless steel passivation. Acid based rust removal and stainless steel passivation.
Minimum Temperature
for Application
Above 50 degrees, 70 degrees recommended. Above 50 degrees, 70 degrees recommended.