Rustins Rust Converter – 250 ml


Rustins Rust Converter is a water based treatment that neutralises rust, stabilises the surface and forms a protective coating once dry. It can work on most ferrous metals. It seals and primes, so no primer is required allowing you to topcoat directly. It will form a barrier against water vapour, oxygen and carbon dioxide. It will be resistant to salt spray and bacterial growth.

  • Water-based
  • Neutralises Rust, Stabilises the Surface & forms a protective coating
  • Seals & Primes with No primer required
  • Stabilising rust from ferrous metals
  • Used on most ferrous Metals

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Rustins Rust Converter is a chemical treatment for the conversion of rust into a coating suitable for subsequent painting etc. It is for use on corroded ferrous metal in order to facilitate refinishing. It is ready to use and is water based. It Inhibits and neutralises rust,  Stabilises the surface and forms a protective coating once dry. Rustins Rust Converter will form a barrier against water vapour, oxygen and carbon dioxide to prevent further rusting. It will also resist salt spray and bacterial growth.

How to use Rustins Rust Converter

  1. The surface must be clean, dry and free from oil and grease.
  2. Remove old paint and loose rust with steel wool or wire brush.
  3. If paint is difficult to remove use Rustins Strypit Paint and Varnish Stripper
  4. Stir/shake well before use.
  5. Pour the required amount needed into a plastic container. Do not return excess Rustins Rust Converter to this container.
  6. Brush a thin coat directly onto rusty areas only, working well into any pitted areas, corners and edges.
  7. Ensure that exposed corners and edges are well treated to avoid any chance of rust creep beneath.
  8. Rustins Rust Converter will turn any treated areas blue-black as it reacts with rust. If the area treated does not change colour, reapply after 30 minutes.
  9. Do not rinse off the first treatment.
  10. Apply a topcoat after a minimum of 3 hours.
  11. For best results, paint the same day.

Please note –

The ideal Application Temperature is between 15 – 25 degrees C.

It will cover 6-8 square metres per litre depending on how absorbent the surface is.

Store unopened in a cool, dry, dark place.

Clean brushes immediately with water. If brushes become hard, clean with Rustins Brush Restorer or Rustins Cellulose Thinners.

Always test in a small inconspicuous area first to ensure you are happy with the results.

Always wear protective gloves when using this product.

Health and safety

WARNING. CAUSES SERIOUS EYE IRRITATION. Wash exposed skin thoroughly after handling. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF IN EYES; Rinse cautiously with water for several minute. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. If eye irritation persists seek medical advice/attention. Dispose of excess material according to local disposal regulations. Do not empty product into drains or water courses.


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