"What types of metal does Rust Converter work on?"
Rust Converter is effective on ferrous metals such as steel and iron.
"How does Rust Converter work?"
Rust Converter contains tannic acid which chemically bonds then reacts with the rust to convert it to iron tannate. This results in a stable, black polymeric coating. Rust Converter reacts only areas where rust is present.
"Should the surface be prepped prior to application?"
Yes. To prepare the surface, remove loose particles of rust and debris with a wire brush. Remove any grease, oil, or salt residue with a safety solvent or degreaser. Please note that any residue left on the surface may interfere with the adhesion of the product. It is important not to take it down to the bare metal. If so a metal primer is needed in place of the rust converter.
"How much coverage does it provide?"
Aerosol covers 50-75 sq. ft.. Each quart will cover approximately 50-75 square feet. A gallon will cover about 200-300 sq. ft. Irregular, porous surfaces will require heavier application.
"Can product be reused?"
Yes, but only what was not poured from the bottle prior to application. Do not return unused product to the original container. Once the product comes in contact with metal the chemical reaction will contaminate any unused product.
"Will temperature affect results?"
Yes. Optimum results are obtained when the surface temperature and the product are between 50Â°F and 95Â°F. Do not apply if the surface temperature is below 50Â°F as this can cause the product to dry milky white or not fully adhere to the rust. If the temperature of the surface is significantly higher than 95Â°F, it can cause some of the components to evaporate too quickly and interfere with adhesion.
"Is clean up easy?"
Simply clean application equipment with soap and water immediately after use.