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Eastwood Rust Encapsulator Aerosol Red 15 oz is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Chassis Preventive Maintenance Every few years I reassessed the condition of the frame on my TR6. When I first began doing this I noticed a familiar Red coating on my floorboards in particular. I contacted the body shop where I had my off-chassis restoration performed back in 1987. I inquired as to what type of Primer products that they used on the car. They stated "Eastwood Rust Encapsulator". I have continued the practice of using Rust Encapsulator as I find it the best choice in preventing and slowing down rust formation.
Date published: 2010-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I trust Eastwood products I've used the Eastwood rust encapsulator on three project cars so far; A 71 corvette, A 72 Z28 Camaro and a 67 Lemans. I like the way it applies and it seems to have great adhesion and a tough coat strength. I like the red version best because it looks like a factory finish and it's easy to see where it has been applied. Unless I have a new metal surface, I use the rust encapsulator to ensure no minor rust will spread. Very happy with the product.
Date published: 2014-12-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Red? The product gives nice even coverage and the top coat adhered well to it. However, note that if you are expecting it to be red, it is not. It is more like brown or rust colored. See picture.
Date published: 2015-07-06
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Since the red only comes in an aerosol, I plan to brush in black encapsulator into seams then top coat everything with the red. Is there any compatibility issues in doing this?

Asked by: Jetcat
No issues at all, same formulation just different colors.
Answered by: KHoffnagle
Date published: 2017-08-11

Can you paint a different color over the top of it

Asked by: Sis1957
You can certainly topcoat this paint.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2017-07-10

What about using the fast etch an then the rust encapsulator?

Asked by: Kevin 3
 But can't you spray rust encapsulator over bare metal with no rust ? 
Answered by: Kevin3
Date published: 2017-06-20

can I spray this over bare metal 

Asked by: K3vin
This product can be applied over bare metal.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2017-05-17

If I spray completely over everything under my truck, bolts and brake lines, etc.., will I be able to break these loose should they need serviced? What about exhaust pipes and mufflers? Is there anything I should not paint?

Asked by: indyrust
This product does not have a film build any higher than any other paint you would use when it comes to accessing bolts and nuts. As for heat it is good up to 400F.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2017-05-17

I have an area that only has some rusty spots, but the majority has been wire-brushed down to bare meatal. I'd like to treat the rusty spots with your rust converter. After that, can the Rust Encapsulator be applied over the bare metal areas as a primer

Asked by: SdAufKla
If there is bare metal skip the rust converter and move straight to the Rust Encapsulator.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2017-07-10

I used Rust Converter and Encapsulator in a trunk of an old Cadillac. The metal was solid; only light surface rust. Can I now GLUE a rubber sound proofing mat on top without harming the rustproofing qualities of the Encapsulator? Carpet to follow.

Asked by: Roxy
You can certainly apply a sound deadening mat over top of our Rust Encapsulator.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2017-07-10

Can you weld through this paint?

Asked by: JW34
You cannot weld through the Rust Encapsulator. It would need to be removed before welding.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2017-07-10
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Eastwood Rust Encapsulator Aerosol Red 15 oz

Item #16040Z Brand: Eastwood

Reformulated with TWICE the corrosion resistance

In stock

Only $19.99


Stop rust in its tracks! Our "Red" Rust Encapsulator has been reformulated with TWICE the corrosion resistance!

  • Twice the corrosion resistance of our original formula for greater durability
  • Epoxy-fortified for better adhesion and topcoat compatibility
  • Penetrates deeper to prevent rust from spreading or forming, even in hard-to-reach areas
  • Cures faster
  • 15-oz. aerosol covers about 10 sq. ft.
  • As seen on "My Classic Car" TV show

You thought it was good before...wait ’til you try this Red Rust Encapsulator! It seals and stops rust and corrosion from spreading, but it performs even better than our original formula. Tested against well-known brands, the Eastwood Rust Encapsulator has proven to be superior in sunlight resistance, preventing rust creep, and overall durability.

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About Eastwood Rust Encapsulator Aerosol Red 15 oz

Eastwood Rust Encapsulator has been tested by an independent lab to be one of the most effective rust-preventive products yet (tested to 500 hours in a salt-spray chamber). Red Rust Encapsulator is a great primer for floor pans and other underbody parts. It fills tiny pin-holes and surface irregularities, and is compatible with lacquer, enamel and urethane topcoats (including Eastwood Chassis Black). For the absolute ultimate rust remedy, first brush or spray-on Eastwood Rust Converter, then prime with Rust Encapsulator. One 15-oz. aerosol covers about 10 sq. ft., and contains no isocyanates. Heat-resistant up to 400 degreesF. Made in the USA.

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Use a wire brush to remove loose rust, scale and paint, and remove dust, grease and oil deposits. Feather surrounding paint with 220-grit sandpaper. Shake can for at least 2 minutes once the mixing ball starts to rattle. Hold the Rust Encapsulator can 10-12" above surface as you spray. A single coat dries to the touch in 20 minutes, and is thoroughly dry in 3-4 hours at 68 degreesF. For greater durability, a second coat can be applied 1 hour after the first. Allow 6-8 hours after the last coat before applying topcoat. Use over or under body fillers.


In places where little or no surface prep can be done, our 16017ZP Heavy-Duty Anti-Rust (Qt.) is actually a better choice for applying into blind areas such as box sections. Buy 3 or more quart cans and save!


(Q) Can Red Rust Encapsulator be applied with the Undercoating System?
(A) Technically, yes, but this application isn't recommended because Rust Encapsulator requires surface to be free of grease, oil, and loose rust. The best product to coat inside box sections is the 16017ZP Heavy-Duty Anti-Rust (Qt.). This waxy, oily product flows into pinch welds and through rust to seal surfaces from contact with moisture and air, but cannot be painted over, so it's only suitable for inside box sections that don't show. Use lacquer thinner for cleanup.


Work in a well-ventilated area when applying this product. The use of a respirator is recommended. Shake vigorously for 2 minutes before spraying.


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