Using a rust inhibitor is a great way to protect metal objects from corrosion. But can you paint over a rust inhibitor? The answer is yes – with some considerations.
It is important to note that not all rust inhibitors convert rust into a primer finish. Rather, it is a product that helps to prevent rust from forming on metal surfaces. As such, where the product does not convert into a primer finish it should be used in conjunction with a primer and paint in order to achieve the best results. If you have used the product converts into a primer finish. You will only need to apply paint to finish the task. If you are planning to paint over a rust inhibitor, be sure to follow the instructions on the product label carefully. In most cases, you will need to apply thin layers of rust inhibitor before applying the next process to extend the life of your object.
Rust inhibitors are designed to prevent rust from forming on metal surfaces by creating a barrier between the metal and the oxygen in the air. When used alone, some will still provide some protection against rusting but it won’t be as effective as when used with other products.
The length of time that rust inhibitors last will depend on the specific product that you use. Some products may only last for a few months while others can last for years. Ultimately, it is important to follow the instructions on the product label carefully in order to get the most out of your rust inhibitor.
The Neutrarust Preventive Wax is a premium, multi-purpose wax suitable for use on ferrous and aluminium alloy components. It offers long-term protection from rust, lasting up to 5 times longer than many other waxes and offering rust protection for multiple years. The application process is simple.
It is recommended to clean the metal surface before applying the wax, and it should be left to dry afterwards. You may then apply the Neutrarust Preventative Wax liberally using a brush, making sure the surface temperature is above 10°C but below 35°C at the time of application. Allow up to 6 hours for the solution to fully dry before handling it further.
Rust inhibitors are very useful for preventing rust from forming, but what should you do if rust already exists on your metal object? You may find the following solutions of value.
- Neutrarust 661 ® Rust Converter & Primer – Rust converters can be applied to any rusted metals to convert the rust into an insoluble coating. Neutrarust 661 ® Rust Converter is compatible with most paint products.
- Neutrarust® Highly Effective Rust Remover – Rust removers also work to get rid of rust, but instead of converting it into a different substance, they remove rust back to bare metal.