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How To Use Rust Converter

For those that are more familiar with rust removing chemicals, rust converter is different. Instead of removing the rust, your goal is to convert the rust to a black coating that prevents further rusting.

Prepare the Surface
Good surface preparation will help the rust converter work more effectively. This step isn’t always necessary, but the quality of the preparation leads to a high quality end result.

Remove excess rust with a stiff, bristled brush. The object of this step is to get any loose or flaking rust off rather than trying to seal it in.

Clean and degrease the surface and let it dry. This step ensures that other surface contaminants will not interfere with the reaction of the rust converter on the rusted surface.

Product Application
Apply rust converter with a brush or a roller. Larger surfaces are much easier to roll and brushes work well on smaller surfaces.

The rust converter will dry in 20 minutes however it takes 24 to cure. Application of a second coating will ensure proper rust conversion.

If applying an oil-based top coat, wait 48 hours after the last coat to ensure it has proper time to cure.

Clean Up and Safety
Always read the safety precautions provided on the bottle. Further safety information is provided on the MSDS sheet.

Use soap and water to clean rust converter from application equipment.

Other Tips and Precautions

  • Apply product when the temperature is above 50 degrees F.
  • Do not pour used rust converter back in the bottle.
  • Only use oil based paints for top coating, do not use latex paint.

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