How to remove rust
We are often asked by many customers the question how to remove rust? You will find many guides online with various D.I.Y. solutions. Including dusting baking soda into the damp areas of the surface rust, then after soaking scouring away the rusted corrosion with a metal brush or wire wool until the undamaged bare metal underneath is revealed. You will also find solutions using a lemon cut in half to provide the acidic and abrasive ingredients to remove rust easily. There are also guides on how to remove rust with a paste made from sea salt and vinegar that is scrubbed into the corroded surface area. Why bother with these homemade solutions that get mixed reviews online. Not many people recognise that sea salt is actually a very corrosive accelerator when mixed with water on untreated metal surfaces. Due to this reason we strongly recommend you continue to read this feature.
How to remove rust with a converter
With most DINITROL customers asking how to remove rust when conducting vehicle restoration or protecting their investment with ongoing maintenance and repair tasks. We can’t stress enough the importance of using an OEM approved professional rust converter. DINITROL RC900 is simple to apply and use for both classic car restoration specialists and classic car enthusiasts. When they enquire about the best method on how to remove rust, we recommend the DINITROL RC900 rust converter due to the product’s ability in converting rust onto substrates into a stable iron complex. This process prevents further corrosion from occurring by providing an impermeable barrier.
How to remove rust with DINITROL RC900
Provided you follow the application instructions on how to remove rust with DINITROL RC900, the process is relatively simple. Once you have cleaned the area to be treated with RC900, by utilising a wire brush to remove any lose corroded metal and prepared the surface. You are now ready to spray the DINITROL RC900 rust converter onto the corroded surface. Once applied you must allow the product to fully absorb into the rust and this process will take around 24 hours. After this period of time if rust is still evident on the treated surface area you simply need to reapply the DINITROL RC900 rust converter product, then wait another 24 hours before reinspecting. To indicate that the surface rust has been fully converted the treated area will become a deep black colour.
How to remove rust before painting
Even though DINITROL RC900 is over-paintable you must allow the rust converter treatment product to completely dry to avoid moisture becoming trapped underneath the surface before painting. Any moisture trapped underneath painted coatings will continue to corrode the metal surface.
Why knowing How to remove rust is only half of the process
When people ask how to remove rust we inform them this is only half of the task completed. After the rust has been removed from the surface to reveal the bare metal underneath. You must apply a suitable primer, paint and or corrosion protection coating to prevent the re-appearance of rust on the surface with the familiar orange staining oxidise ochre becoming visible again.
Guide on how to remove rust
This guide on how to remove rust with DINITROL RC900 converter has been published by DINITROL UK who are members of the Institute of Corrosion (iCorr). The largest community of industry professionals and academics with specialist knowledge and expertise in this area.