Corrosion affects everyone, from youngsters who ride their bikes down the street to big businesses that use heavy machinery when manufacturing. Not only is rust unsightly to the eyes, but it also deteriorates the surface it has settled on, causing the metal to become more brittle as a result. So how does rust form?
What is rust and how is it formed?
Rust is formed when iron, and its alloys, are exposed to oxygen and water, which causes a chemical reaction and creates the substance we know as rust. This process is called corrosion, and it happens to any type of iron when those two elements are present.
Luckily, rust can also be prevented or halted in its tracks by using a simple anti-rust treatment for metals (also known as an anti-corrosion solution). There are several solutions on the market, and not all of them have the same purpose. They can be classified into three categories:
- Rust inhibitor – This is an anti-rust paint or spray that treats the surface of your metal, slowing down the corrosion process and adds a protective layer to resist water, oxygen, and other elements that lead to rust.
- Rust treatment – A rust treatment works by applying directly to rust breaking down the connection between the rust and the metal, allowing you to easily remove it with a brush. Rust treatment is used for metal surfaces that have already been exposed to rust.
- Rust primer – If you’re wanting to repaint an old piece, or just don’t want to deal with all the rust cleaning, there are rust preventative primers that can be applied straight onto the rust that will prevent further oxidation.
Neutrarust 661® rust converter
For the best anti-rust treatment, Neutrarust’s high-performance solutions will not disappoint. Our rust converters have been tested to NATO and MOD standards and have since established an unquestionable track record of reliability and durability across the whole world. Whether you want to convert the rust into an inert primer surface with a rust converter (ideal for things you want to eventually paint, such as boats, cars, and fences) or completely remove it with a rust remover, we have the perfect product for you.
How does rust treatment work
Our rust converter, developed over 40 years ago, is formulated to neutralise any corrosion on ferrous materials and components and also doubles as a primer. It reacts with the rust to convert it into an insoluble black acrylic coating to create a protective barrier that stops rust from spreading and prevents new rust from forming.
Our rust remover, on the other hand, quickly and easily dissolves rust without damaging the underlying metal. It leaves you with a surface ready for priming and painting.
Which rust solution is right for you will depend on the severity and complexity of the rusted area and your desired results. If you’re looking to simply convert rust from corroding further and prevent new rust from forming, and create a primer finish ready for painting, our rust converter is an ideal solution. However, if you’re looking to dissolve surface rust quickly and easily to a ready to primer paint, our rust remover is the better option. Both solutions come in a liquid form, however, the rust remover can also be purchased as a gel.
To learn more about each of our rust solutions and decide which one is right for your needs, visit our shop or contact us today. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have and help you get started on the road to rust-free living!