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Eastwood Rust Dissolver Gallon is rated 3.673076923076923 out of 5 by 52.
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 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product I use an oil base type paint brush to brush it on and it oxidizes surface rust. Deeper rust takes more time but really beats sanding and grinding away the rust. This is an incredible product. What's interesting is that you use water to wash away the product and the rust does not reappear once dry. The surface will rust again if you leave the metal out in the rain so you do need to prime & paint before re-exposure to the elements. This is also handy to use if you have a car that you want to stop the rust but not ready to paint yet. In that case I coat it then leave it on around the bottom of the doors & fenders every 6 months.
Date published: 2010-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I had a rusted trunk pan so I decided to purchase the gel instead of the liquid because of some areas where I would have to apply it vertically. I coated the pan and covered in plastic and left it overnight. After scraping and rinsing I was surprised to see how well it had worked. I applied a second coat this time I agitated the rusty areas with a wire brush while the gel was still on there, put some more gel after agitating it and let it sit for 3 hours. This gave me the best result, if you want quicker results than the suggested 8 hours try using this method.
Date published: 2015-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It really disolves rust! I tired the rust resolver gel and it really does work. I was impressed with this product. Just apply it and let ist set for a few hours. It works while you are doing other things. Come back, rinse, scrape, reapply, and walk away. Once the rust is disolved you do need to clean, prep and paint the area quickly or everything will just turn rusty orange again. On heavier crusty rust I applied it multiple times, rinsed and scraped between apllications for best results. It did seem to weaken the old factory black engine compartment paint which started coming off when I hosed it down. On a surface rust spot on the body I applied it just two times. I was careful with it and it didn't affect the paint on the body.
Date published: 2010-03-16
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 5 out of 5 by from I'll buy again This stuff worked great. I used it to derust hardware i removed from a 46 tractor. I removed the heavy rust with a wire wheel than put it into the product. This stuff seems to work better at a high temp. If its cold it works very slow or not at all. I put it into a plastic coffee can just deep enough to cover the bolts and placed the container in the sun or under a heat lamp and it cleaned them down to bare steel. Good stuff
Date published: 2013-12-26
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 4 out of 5 by from Use with caution! I think that it should be noted that this product is an acid and should be thoroughly washed with water before applying Pre. I personally like to use Afterblast on any metal that isn't being painted soon.
Date published: 2013-09-12
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EW Rust Dissolver Gallon

Item #16038

Leaves newly de-rusted metal ready to paint, plate or powder-coat


Eastwood Rust Dissolver removes rust without metal-eating acid Our acid-free Rust Dissolver removes only the rust, and won't eat-away at the metal itself. Leaves the newly de-rusted metal ready to paint, plate or powder-coat.
  • Acid-free
  • Gentle enough for engine parts
  • Reusable
  • 1-gallon jug de-rusts about 20 sq. ft.

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About EW Rust Dissolver Gallon

This acid-free, rust-eating, formula works as long as the metal surface remains wet. Won't harm steel, copper, brass, aluminum, solder, lead, plastic, rubber, seals, wood or vinyl, nor will it remove sound paint or chrome.

De-rust small parts by submerging them in a plastic container filled with Rust Dissolver. Larger parts can be placed in the discharge stream of a small plastic pump; irrigation hose can be used to assure complete coverage.

Removes bluing and other oxide coatings. One gallon de-rusts about 20 square feet.

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1-gallon jug of Rust Dissolver

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