Whether it’s the metal door on your backyard shed or the steel beams on a bridge, rust can cause a lot of damage over time. And that’s why you have to stop it in its tracks. My name is Kurt Gorman and today we’re going to talk about Advanced Protective Products Rust Destroyer and how this rust converting paint primer can help you get the job done.
Rust Destroyer is a rust converting primer, but what exactly is that? Well, Rust Converter is water-based and has two active ingredients – tannic acid, and an organic polymer. The first ingredient – tannic acid, reacts with iron oxide or rust and chemically converts it to iron tannate, a dark-colored stable material. The second active ingredient – the organic polymer, provides a protective primer layer.
The overall chemical reaction converts rust into a stable protective coating that serves as an excellent primer for both oil and epoxy-based paints. Rather than removing rust, a rust converter mixes chemically with the rust to create a neutral substance that can be painted over. Concealing the existence of any rust and preventing further corrosion.
Rust Destroyer can be used on almost everything metal that you would find in your backyard. However, it won’t work on aluminum, copper, stainless steel, or galvanized metal. As a general rule, rust destroyer is perfect when applied over rusted metal, new bare metal, or painted metal that is now rusted and you’re planning to paint again.
When applied correctly it is guaranteed to stop rust for up to five years. Let’s go through the best application method, but remember safety first. We’ll start by cleaning up any loose particles, grease, or dirt from our rusted surface, and using a wire brush we’ll remove any loose flakes or bubbles. Then shake the can for about a minute and spray keeping the can in an upright position, spray in a back and forth motion. Wait 10 minutes before applying a second coat.
Wait for 24 to 72 hours before painting, or once the primer is dry to the touch. That will be a perfect surface for your new paint job. No sand glossing required. Unlike other rust converters, Rust Destroyer is heat resistant up to 427 degrees Celsius, and one can cover approximately 15 square feet.
Look here. We have a perfect example of the priming power of Rust Destroyer. We have primed one side of this rusty steel bar with Rust Destroyer and we’ve left the other untreated. We then covered it in one coat of enamel paint and look at the results. The rust ate right through the paint like it was nothing. But on the rust destroyer side, it’s created a coat of paint that will last for years.
If you use the Rust Destroyer product on a metal pylon that goes underwater for 3-6 months of the year (in a lake) does the product hold up?