Rust Grip® Frequently Asked Questions Print
  1. What surfaces can Rust Grip® be applied to?
  2. How is Rust Grip® sold?
  3. Is Rust Grip® safe for use with chemicals?
  4. What’s the difference between Rust Grip® and a rust converter?
  5. What precautions do I need to take when working with Rust Grip®?
  6. How do I clean off Rust Grip®?

  1. What surfaces can Rust Grip® be applied to?

    RUST GRIP® can be applied to aged or new steel or aluminum, concrete, wood, and rusty or corroded steel and aluminum

  2. How is Rust Grip® sold?

    5 gallon pail and 1 gallon cans

  3. Can Rust Grip® withstand chemicals?

    Rust Grip® has been tested against 1,500 different chemicals and is only unsuitable for continuous immersion in ammonia and urea derivates.

  4. What’s the difference between Rust Grip® and a rust converter?

    Rust Grip® works by penetrating through and coating over the rust to it against further expansion. Rust converters work by chemically changing the rust into a benign form which only lasts for 3 months and must be overcoated.

  5. What precautions do I need to take when working with Rust Grip®?

    Practice standard safety precautions when working with Rust Grip®, including protective clothing. Rust Grip® will adhere to and cure on skin. Rust Grip® is USDA-approved (with original 1992 approval letter) and safe, but it will wear on skin for several weeks before being sloughed off with normal skin renewal.

    Because Rust Grip® works rapidly, do not leave a container open to the air for longer than 4 hours, or Rust Grip® will draw in the ambient humidity and begin to cure. Use caution when resealing the container, as any Rust Grip® on the seal track of the lid or container may cause the two surfaces to seal. A brush or roller used to apply Rust Grip® cannot be cleaned.

  6. How do I clean off Rust Grip®?

    As long as it is immediately cleaned after it is applied, Rust Grip® can be removed with xylene or MEK. There is no way to remove Rust Grip® when it has set. Brushes and rollers must be thrown away. Flush spray machine, hoses and gun with solvents to clean out. When breaking for lunch, seal off Rust Grip® container, run solvent through the machine and hoses and leave gun submerged in solvent pail.