Rust Converter converts rust on any thing made of ferrous metals. It is a water thin liquid metal treatment compound which when applied to rusted metal, chemically changes the rust (iron oxide) into iron phosphate. The surface produced is an inert, hard and grayish, which will serve as a firm base for paint.
On non-ferrous metals, aluminum and galvanized iron, Rust Converter can also be used. It produces a toothed, slightly porous surface to which paint will grip and cling, forming a tight, lasting bond.
Brush on/Leave on
The preferred method, which gives a phosphate coating imparting good protection. Remove loose rust and scale, apply undiluted lightly and evenly. Leave to dry completely at normal atmospheric temperature (12 to 24 hours) then wash with clean water. Sealing the surface with a coat of primer or paint, rust preventive is recommended.
Keep away from heat and foodstuffs. Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing, rubber gloves and protective clothing should be worn handling.
What is Rust?
When iron or steel is exposed to air in the presence of water or moisture, the well known rusting process takes place.The metal is degraded to form ferric rust, a red-brown compound, which is a sure sign of electro chemical oxidation of the underlying metal.
Q: Does a Rust Converter have a shelf life?
A: Yes. Rust Converter (opened or un-opened containers) must be used within 2 years from the date of purchase if it is stored properly according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
Q: What is the coverage area for one 20 ltr gallon of Rust Converter?
A: 20 ltr gallon of Rust Converter will cover approximately 400-500 square feet of a slick, smooth, non-porous
surface. Irregular, porous or textured surfaces may require more rust converter.