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Rust Grip® Versus Surface Coating Print E-mail

With solvent carriers that allow it to penetrate into the pores of surfaces, Rust Grip® outperforms typical surface coatings. Traditional coatings adhere to roughness on the surface layers and are susceptible to wearing over time. Oxidation and acid rain can enter and begin corrosion, even though the surface coating remains intact.

RUST GRIP® penetrates deep into the pores of the metal or concrete because it is made with solvents that act to provide wetting so that deep penetration can result. After it penetrates, Rust Grip® draws moisture from the atmosphere which reacts with the active ingredients of the base component. This results in a gassing effect of the molecules and expands them swelling into all the pores to block out air, gasses, and moisture and to encapsulate the surface. After it encapsulates, Rust Grip® cures to a 6780 psi surface tensile strength in 3 weeks (concrete is 3500 psi by comparison) and continues to toughen over additional time. When other corrosion coatings are applied to surfaces after a completed white metal blast, corrosion redevelops after only 6 months to 2 years under the coating film, causing bubbles on the surface from the corrosion off-gassing. This happens because the surface had developed a flash rust before the corrosion coating was finally applied and the corrosion coating was not designed to penetrate and encapsulate. Therefore, corrosion reappeared. Rust Grip® penetrates directly into and through 1/16-inch of surface rust, swells, locks, and encapsulates so that the surface cannot breathe, cannot get moisture, and cannot oxidize again.

The encapsulation process strengthens the total surface of the substrate it covers. Whether a combination of concrete and metal (as on a bridge structure), Rust Grip® penetrates into and tightens every pore, every hairline crack, every bolt anchor and ties it all together. Example: Bridge in Georgia for D.O.T. in Cobb County. Bridge deteriorated over time from 10 ton capacity to 3 ton. Repair was made and entire bridge coated with Rust Grip®. Result: 21 ton load capacity..

Rust Grip® is very unique in its formulation. Many of its competitors have made a silver-colored coating to look like Rust Grip®, but they have neither comparable performance nor testing background. Rust Grip® has passed all the encapsulation standards for biohazard materials such as existing lead-based paint and asbestos. As a result, Rust Grip® is patented for such a job. Rust Grip® has been tested with many state D.O.T.’s nationwide to prove penetration over existing red lead and encapsulation. The existing red lead had a 100 psi pull test. After encapsulation with Rust Grip®, the pull test was 580psi on the same surface--proof that Rust Grip® encapsulates, penetrates and locks as advertised. No other coating in the market has shown these results in either laboratory testing or actual field testing with state D.O.T.’s. Rust Grip® does not require a topcoat and, therefore, can be a single-coat system, saving up to 60% on coating bridges for state D.O.T.’s.