Rust Encapsulator Black 15 oz.aerosol

Rust Encapsulator Black 15 oz.aerosol

Product Review (submitted on May 28, 2013):

Poorly advertised factoid: This Rust Encapsulator is great on surface rust AS WELL AS BARE METAL (as documented on Eastwood’s video, however not in the written info).
I learned the hard way that rust CONVERTER is only good for metal WITH rust and will actually cause corrosion if used on bare clean metal (says it right on the can from local autostore). I’m sure a chemist could tell us exactly why but basically the RUST CONVERTER needs to react with the iron oxide to chemically transform to a primer. Also Converter is water based whereas Encapsulator is solvent based. Hope that saves a few folks the re work I had to do.
I’m not interested in reviews of Encapsulators, one week results or how pretty it looks. Providing long term protection from moisture and oxygen as well as durability from chipping are the most important variables. So far I have read a few long term reviews that were all positive. Definitely, planning write a follow up review after a few years.
Bottom line: so far so good. Really like the product. Good coverage, looks nice as well.
Three “take aways”
1.) Protects clean metal as well areas with surface corrosion
2.) Does not require a top coat (since it seals as well)
3.) UV resistant (unlike Por-15)
Finally, this seems like the “go to” product if you have an area containing both bare metal and rusty metal.
After removing all accessible rust and treating with Rust encapsulator I used Extreme chassis black on top (although not required). Finally, Eastwood Anti-rust on top. Love the anti-rust, this stuff seeps into the metal like a solvent the leaves an oily/waxy finish that is pretty much tack free after a week or so. Pore some water on it and you see it run away like water a car with two coats of wax, a bit pricey though.