Environmentally Friendly Rust Removers
Many of our customers are concerned with safety and the environment when selecting a rust remover. We also believe these concerns are important when selecting a rust remover, that is why we have chosen to only stock rust removers that we feel are safe to use. Among our safest and most environmentally friendly products are two popular and effective rust removers.
Evapo-Rust is a non-toxic, non-acidic rust remover. It is available in 1 and 5 gallon containers for home and small business use and larger 55 gallon drums for business use. To use this rust remover, just soak the rusted item in the solution. Unlike most rust removers that require acid to eat away the rust, Evapo-Rust uses a process called selective chelation to remove the rust. In effect, the rust removing solution removes the rust but leaves all of the metal behind. Because there is no acid, it is safe for the user to handle and doesn’t produce harmful or unpleasant fumes. Once the rust has been removed, Evapo-Rust can be reused until its strength is depleted. This reusability makes it convenient to use on multiple projects.
Evapo-Rust is biodegradable and contains no solvents or caustics. It will not harm brass, copper, aluminum, gold, lead titanium, cast iron, vinyl, rubber, silicon, glass, cork, or wood.
When the reusable solution is spent, it is only the iron content of the solution that dictates how it can be disposed of. In most cases, it can be dumped into the city sewer.
Bull Frog Rust Remover
Bull Frog Rust Remover is another product that is very safe and effective. For years rust removal methods were harmful to the environment, but Bull Frog Rust Remover is safe for the user and the environment. Because this product is a gel, the rust remover can be applied to specific rusted areas. While this product is a mildly acidic it is much safer to use than stronger acids and is much safer on your metal parts. While other stronger acids may work more quickly, spot applications of this gel work effectively, just over a longer period of time. Unlike stronger acid formulations, this rust remover is safe to store and transport. In addition, it cleans up easily with water.
This water-based rust remover is completely organic and biodegradable. It will not harm electrical, mechanical or chemical performance. Bull Frog Rust Remover is an effective choice as environmentally safe rust remover and comes in a convenient 16 oz. bottle.