• Home
  • Eastwood Fast Etch Rust Dissolver - 1 Gallon
Eastwood Fast Etch Rust Dissolver - 1 Gallon is rated 4.4444 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Actually works I own a powder coating company and we now and again have things that start to rust between the time they get blasted and the time we get them to powder coat them. I figured on a whim that this stuff might actually work, so I tried it. It actually does a really good job. Requires a little bit of rubbing, but not much. It also does a fantastic job of stripping the plating off of bolt heads so you can coat them and get the powder to stick properly. Make sure to neutralize it with "Pre" or Acetone before you powder over it.
Date published: 2010-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great stuff! I use fast etch to clean up rusty bolts, nuts and small parts in my restoration work. Just soak them in a container over night and they are usually ready for primer. Don't leave your items for too long or they could become over coated with phosphate. I have tried several other products including the other Eastwood rust dissolver but I have found this product the best for my work.
Date published: 2013-03-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I will always have this on hand! I have used it to restore 2 old jeeps, removing, eliminating and preventing rust. I will always have some Fast Etch in my garage on hand. It just stops the rust. Easily sandable and I have learned that if you have major rust, it will encapsulate it, then when you want to remove, hit it with a wire wheel and it comes off all at once, in chunks and not as dust. Works well...
Date published: 2010-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great protection for bare metal! We routinely use this on bare metal parts to protect them until we can paint them. We used this product on steel fenders after they came back from being chemically stripped. It was over two years from when the fenders were stripped until they were ready for paint and no sign of surface rust. We always keep some on hand.
Date published: 2010-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best I have used! This is pretty basic, if you are looking for the fastest, most complete etcher on the market this is it. The added bonus of the product is that it's easy to handle and isn't as toxic as it really could be. If your time is valuable, this is the only choice.
Date published: 2010-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pricey but works I'm restoring a motorcycle that sat outside, uncovered, for 13 years. This works great after getting the bulk rust off. Probably would get bulk off too, But I don't like to soak parts too long.
Date published: 2013-06-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from it works, but........ it removed rust but only after a couple of sprays & wipes. allowed me to continue weld/solder bodywork. a bit on the pricey side for a chemical that takes a few tries out of the bottle.
Date published: 2014-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saves time The easiest way to get to hard to reach places. Spray, wait, rinse, paint...that easy
Date published: 2013-04-17

Eastwood Fast Etch Rust Dissolver - 1 Gallon

Item #19418ZP

Dissolves rust, leaves a protective zinc-phosphate coating...in 1 step
Use in a well-ventilated area.


Fast Etch™ effectively dissolves rust and leaves a protective zinc-phosphate coating...all in 1 time-saving step Just spray, brush, wipe or dip Fast-Etch onto your rusted parts and enjoy the double benefit of rust removal and a protective zinc-phosphate coating.
  • Excellent metal prep for powder coating and painting
  • Non-toxic, non-flammable and reusable
  • 1 gallon treats 200-300 square feet of metal

About Eastwood Fast Etch Rust Dissolver - 1 Gallon

This specially formulated rust remover is a powerful, rust-fighting liquid created to meet the needs of auto restorers. It reaches even inaccessible areas, quickly dissolving iron oxide completely and leaving a zinc phosphate coating. Fast Etch can be sprayed, brushed, or ussed as a parts dip. It is non-toxic, non-flammable and reusable. This is not a primer. Treated surfaces should be wiped with PRE Painting Prep (10041Z) or thinner before priming and painting.


Contains 128 fluid ounces (1 gal), and covers about 160 square feet.


There is a minimal risk of Hydrogen embrittlement when using this rust remover. Bake de-rusted parts at 400 degrees F. for 3 hours if the minimal amount of hydrogen embrittlement is a concern. This rust remover works as a great alternative to abrasive blasting for rust removal.


10041Z PRE Painting Prep


Our rust remover is a Phosphoric acid solution that leaves behind a corrosion resistant coating. Removes rust in seconds to several hrs. depending on temp and severity of rust. One Gal. treats @ 160 sq ft. Eastwood Fast Etch works faster at 90 deg F than 70 deg F. Fast Etch does not remove paint but may cause discoloring. Remove loose rust & degrease surface with PRE Painting Prep (10041 Z) before using rust remover. After removing rust, wipe down part with PRE Painting Prep (10041 Z) and top coat with Self Etching Primer (16014 Z) Aerosol or (16009 ZP) Quart.

Customers also viewed: