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Old March 10th, 2014, 01:34 PM
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favorite rust converter?

what is your favorite rust converter?
I have used many different brands, both brush one and rattle can, and some work much better than others - so I just wanted to see your thoughts.
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All "rust converter" is phosphoric acid. This changes the rust in ferric phosphate. A can of coke works fine... Or go to the hardware store in the concrete cleaners: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Miracle-S...-100672863-_-x

If you want to "get rid of" instead of convert the rust, Muriatic (hydrochloric) acid is the normal choice, also in the concrete cleaners at the hardware store.
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Is that safe on paint?
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I find pissing on the rusty metal does the best job converting the rust to fresh steel again. If that doesn't work I use some easton crap.
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All "rust converter" is phosphoric acid. This changes the rust in ferric phosphate. A can of coke works fine... Or go to the hardware store in the concrete cleaners: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Miracle-S...-100672863-_-x

If you want to "get rid of" instead of convert the rust, Muriatic (hydrochloric) acid is the normal choice, also in the concrete cleaners at the hardware store.
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ive used "penetrol" made by flood to treat rust before final coats. i brush penetrol coats on rusty metal until it gets a wet look (glossyish) when dry. then mix penetrol and paint (do a small test before to make shure both mix well together) and then 1-2 coats of paint alone.

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POR-15 does not convert rust. It covers it up. They sell a rust converter, which is phosphoric acid....
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Yet another alternative.
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Kleen strip prep and etch / phosphoric acid works best for me.
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