Rust Remover FAQ's

Fertan Rust Remover Concentrate is ideal for parts or objects that can easily be placed in a plastic tub for rust removal. This product is perfect for small parts, suspension pieces, nuts, bolts, clamps, brackets, and any part that you would like to remove rust and then immediately prime, paint, wax, or lightly oil to prevent further oxidation.

The surface should be cleaned from oil, dust and old paint etc. Knocking off any loose rust will speed the process up.

Fertan Rust Remover can be used with any clean water. Using water between 120-140 degrees F will really kick start the reaction, but it is not necessary to get the reaction going. It will merely speed it up.

The recommended ratio is 1 part Fertan Rust Remover per 10 parts water. For a faster de-rusting process this ratio can be decreased to as low as 1 part water to 1 part Fertan Rust Remover.

Depending on the amount of rust and dilution ratio, the de-rusting process can take as little as 10 minutes up to 48 hours. In most instances it is a 2-3 hour process.

You can save the mixture to be used at a later time. It is recommended that you filter or strain the mixture through a membrane (coffee filters work well) to remove any sediment. It is recommended that you store this mixture in an air tight plastic container such as an old milk jug or plastic soda bottle. DO NOT store in a metal container. If a deceleration is noticed on re-use you can add more Fertan Rust Remover to the mixture to enhance the mixtures potency.

FERTAN Rust Remover will react with painted or coated surfaces and chrome, it will turn the surface into a flat surface.

When the Fertan Rust Remover is done removing rust it is important to thoroughly wash the surface with water to neutralize the surface. Be sure to dry the area immediately to keep the area from re-rusting. You will want to immediately cover the metal with a primer, oil or wax to seal the ferrous metal. On surfaces that you are going to paint, we recommend that you do a two-step process with Fertan Rust Remover (to remove the rust) and a light coating of Fertan Rust Converter. Fertan Rust Converter will take any parts of the ferrous metal that has begun to re-rust (re-rusting occurs almost immediately due to humidity in the air) and convert the rust to a dust. Once this dust is removed via a wet sponge or rinse of water you are left with a coating of zinc phosphate. This zinc phosphate coating adheres to the bare metal and protects the surface for up to six months before any additional primer or paint is required.

Yes you can. Fertan Rust Remover will remove the rust and leave the surface ready to be painted or covered in a light oil. Word of caution- on guns that have been blued, it will remove the blued protective surface back to bare metal. It will leave the metal ready to be re-blued via chemical or traditional bluing process.