Rust Converter FAQ's

Fertan Rust Converter is a unique product and differs in its use over Fertan Rust Remover and Fertan Rust Remover Gel. Fertan Rust Converter is ideal for collision and restoration work. Fertan Rust Converter will remove rust and then leave a black Zinc Phosphate coating that directly adheres to the metal. Fertan Rust Converter can easily be sprayed on frame rails, inside frame rails, inside door jambs, in window pillars, inside of doors, door skins, fenders, hoods, trunk lids and truck beds. Fertan Rust Converter can be sprayed anywhere you want to remove rust. Fertan Rust Converter is also ideal for steel wheels, cast iron objects, metal lawn furniture, metal fence, metal pipes, lawn mowers and tractors.

Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations. MSDS/SDS available for professional users upon request.

Fertan Rust Remover is born of naturally occurring acids and is non-toxic and environmentally friendly. Please refer to MSDS sheets for complete handling and disposal information.

Fertan Rust Converter differs from Fertan Rust Remover/Fertan Rust Remover Gel is several ways. Fertan Rust Converter does just that- it converts rust into an inert black dust. Once this dust is removed via wet sponge or a rinse of water, you are left with a black Zinc Phosphate coating that will adhere directly to the bare ferrous metal. This black Zinc Phosphate coating will protect the bare metal for up to 6 months before it needs to be painted or coated.

The surface needs to be free of all oil’s, grease and silicates such as wax. A thorough cleaning of the surface is required and using a silicate remover will produce the desired results. Knocking off any loose rust, while not required, will also speed the process up.

Fertan Rust Converter can be applied several ways. It can be brushed on or sprayed on via a bottle sprayer or paint sprayer. Be sure to thoroughly the sprayers once the Fertan Rust Converter is applied. You can also apply with a cloth or sponge.

The Fertan Rust Converter will take 24-48 hours depending on temperature and humidity. The higher the temperature and humidity the better. The temperature needs to be above 55 degrees F. If using in a hot dry environment it is best to mist the coated area 3-4 hours in the process to keep the process moving.

No. Fertan Rust Converter only reacts with rust and will not harm or effect painted and/or clear coated surfaces, plastic, rubber, glass or chrome.
The Rust Converter should be removed from painted or chromed surfaces immediately.
Because the product can infiltrate into cracked painted surfaces.

Once the conversion process has produced an inert black dust, you simply need to either wipe with a damp sponge or rinse gently with water to clean the surface. What will be left is a black Zinc Phosphate coating that will adhere to the bare ferrous metal. This black Zinc Phosphate coating will protect the newly treated surface for up to six months before needing to be primed/painted or covered in a wax or light oil to prevent further rusting.

Yes, you can. Once the surface has been converted to an inert black dust and washed off with water and dried it is ready to be primed and/or painted.