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Eastwood Gel Rust Dissolver Quart is rated 3.6383 out of 5 by 47.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not a true gel but close I used this on an old Completely rusted Steamer Trunk that was all Tin & Steel. Coated the whole thing and the rust remover was thicker that liquid dissolvers I've used but I was hoping is would be more GEL like. Anyway I rapped the project and waited 8 hours and hosed it. Took a lot off but not all. I dried it and applied remover again and covered overnite. I uncovered it and scrubbed it with a wire brush. Hosed it.. IT REMOVED ALL THE RUST! Clean bare tin and steel! With repeated applications it WILL work and work well. Like to see it made more like a gel though. Would dry quickly on a larger project but I like it. I would buy it again.
Date published: 2013-10-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worked great for me@ I am not sure what problem the other reviewers had. For me the product worked great. I bought more. To be fair, I used it as step four in a process. I recently rebuilt the 5.4 L motor on my Ford truck and cleaned, restored and replated every bolt that was fit to re-use. First, I used a wire brush to remove the loose rust. Next I rigged up a rust-removal electrolysis tank (Google it). When the parts came out of that tank, I hit them quickly with another wire brush and then tossed them in a bucket of the Eastwood, Gel Rust Dissolver. They typically came out very clean. The final step was re-plating the bolts with the Eastwood zinc plating system. I was truly impressed with the results. With Ford charging as much as $3.00 per bolt, I ended up with what look like brand new bolts for a tiny fraction of the cost.
Date published: 2015-02-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Only worked partially...not impressed I have used both Naval Jelly and POR-15's Metal Ready in the past with good results, but thought I'd try Eastwood's Rust Dissolver to see how it compared (I bought the gel). I had some small nuts & bolts with some light rust, and followed the directions for the "submersion" method. After 8+ hours, there was still a substantial amount of surface rust on them that hadn't been converted. Not impressed. I'm switching back to the other rust conversion products I've used more successfully.
Date published: 2011-06-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Works well, but be careful around paint! This does a pretty good job removing surface rust, but also removes paint. I used this in my engine bay on a few very small spots with light surface rust with the plan to touch up with the appropriate paint. I applied four times over a 24 hour period and the completely disolved the rust, but it ate through the clear coat and paint down to the primer completely changing it to a black film. Unfortunately, it ran down the fender well and ruined every painted surface it touched. I can't fault the product for not dissolving the rust or for running; all gels are going to run a bit. However, the bottle doesn't say anything about damaging painted surfaces; perhaps this is obvious, but it might be a good idea to warn people how it interacts with paint. I will continue to use this product, but will be careful around paint that I don't want damaged.
Date published: 2014-12-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Does a poor job Applied as instructed on medium rust and after 10 hours very little rust was removed. There are better products out there at a more reasonable cost. The shipping is poor at best, customer service is the best part of the company.
Date published: 2015-12-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Absolute nightmare! Looking for a rust remover? Keep looking! This is more of a rust multiplier. I thought I had a problem with rust before I used it. After I finished and cleaned it off the flash rust began immediately and was like nothing I've ever seen! Save yourself a bunch of work and just get out the wire brush and sandpaper now.
Date published: 2013-11-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not a Eastwood product at all! So gentle it does remove rust. And its not a gel at all. I tried to remove rust from a core support with on success. Followed instrustion including the plastic rap overnight like it states an nothing. What a waste of money!
Date published: 2013-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product and works as advertised! I have to say I was apprehensive on ordering this product because everything I have ever purchased for rust removal was a complete joke. But I knew Eastwood was great with everything they sell and the alternative to replacing the pipes on my motorcycle restoration project was going to astronomical-so I gave tthe gel a shot. I did as directed, wired brushed all the heavy rust off and used a chip brush to coat the pipes still installed on the bike. I used plastic shopping bags and wrapped the pipes loosley and gave them the overnight soaking. I unwrapped them the nect morning and all the rust was gone- not some of it, or partially removed but COMPLETELY removed!!!! I washes them off, applied a few coats of metal polish and they look amazing- I will also add that these pipes coming out of then engine looked absolutely terrible. Just sold brown corroded rusty exaust pipes. This Gel is worth every penny and saved me so much money I am still amazed evry time I look at them. I have the spokes to do on both wheels and have no worries about the rest of the project. A little of this goes along way and I used plenty. I am regretting not taking a before and after pic to post, but I will with the wheels. Order this product with no worries about performance- it works!
Date published: 2011-04-15
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Eastwood Gel Rust Dissolver Quart

Item #12096

Sticky gel is ideal for roofs, deck lids, hoods, frame rails and more


Gel Rust Dissolver adheres to large surfaces to dissolve rust...no need to submerge the metal Eastwood's Gel Rust Dissolver harnesses the powerful rust-dissolving properties of our popular liquid rust dissolver and puts them into a sticky gel, so no submersing is needed!
  • Ideal for roofs, deck lids, hoods, frame rails and more
  • Just wire-brush off loose rust and scale, then apply gel with a brush
  • Penetrates deep into the metal, dissolving rust in just a few hours
  • 1-quart bottle

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About Eastwood Gel Rust Dissolver Quart

Tacky gel sticks to large surfaces and dissolves rust without having to submerse the metal in a tub or bucket, so it's perfect for roofs, deck lids, hoods, frame rails and more. Easy to use: simply wire-brush off the loose rust and scale, then apply gel with a brush; penetrates deep into the metal to dissolve the rust overnight. (Can also be submerged, if desired.) If you're going to top-coat the surface, first use our 10041Z PRE Painting Prep to remove any residual dissolver.

So gentle, you can use it on engine parts; harmless to copper, brass, aluminum, solder, lead, plastic, rubber, wood and vinyl.


1-quart bottle


10041Z PRE Painting Prep
Nitrile Disposable Gloves
43090 Safety Goggles


Remove loose rust and scale using a wire brush. Apply Gel Rust Diss. using a brush or cloth rag. Apply generously, covering all areas. Using common plastic food wrap, lightly cover the area as to avoid evaportaion of the rust dissolver. DO NOT put plastic tightly over surface. Let rust dissolver set for at least 8 hours. Uncover and use a putty knife to scrap off gel. Wash off remaining gel with water. Best results at room temperature If you are going to paint surface, use Eastwood's PRE 10041z to remove any residual dissolver.


Always wear eye, skin and respiratory protection. Use in a well-ventilated area. Consult MSDS for specific safety precautions. Make sure cap is tight before storing product.

MSDS Sheet

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