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Rust Encapsulator White 15 ounce Aerosol is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from light surface rust came right though. I bought this to do preventive maintenance on my white jeep. Only rust issues that I had was that spot-welds underneath the car started to show surface rust. I went over the surface rust with a wire wheel, wiped down with a cleaner and applied numerous coats of the white rust encapsulator. The Jeep sat in my driveway for 2 weeks while I waited to install new axles seals. After the two weeks, I noticed that the rust started to show though the rust encapsulator. I shouldn't have wasted my time with all the prep work and cost of the encapsulator. In the spring, I'll use another product to stop the rust.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good lasting coverage ! This is a good encapsulator when applied correctly. As with all Eastwood Rust Encapsulator products some common sense prep is required. You just don't spray it on and walk away. For years I only used their black and then resprayed a color to finish. This white is good as it's applied. No need to spray over it unless you want a different color. I sprayed the underside of a truck hood. It is holding up well against road rash and heat. Highly recommend it.
Date published: 2015-01-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not impressed. I bought this product last fall and painted my door bottoms with it. Rusty areas were wire brushed and then wiped down clean with lacquer thinner and allowed to dry. The paint applied well but was thin and required dozens of coats to get a good coverage and thickness, paint was allowed to dry between coats. Once done the paint was a reasonable color match to my GM's Arctic White and I was happy with the results. Unfortunately the product does not stand up to NH winter and road treatment chemicals and by spring the rust has completely overrun the paint and is probably where it would be if I had done nothing. At this point I don't see this product being a winner in the war on rust.
Date published: 2016-05-06
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Asked by: DUCK
We generally do not recommend putting a catalyzed body filler over top of a non catalyzed paint.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2016-03-29

i'm thinking of using the white spray encapsulator on the bottom of a bath tub that is rusting.is there a health concern in doing this,as the grandkids to take baths here.

Asked by: clapp51
Since our products are designed and tested for the automotive field we have no specs for health concerns for constant exposure to the applied products.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2016-02-05

What is the minimum recommended spray temperature?

Asked by: Desert J
Any liquid paint material should be sprayed as close to 70 degrees as possible.
Answered by: MikeL
Date published: 2016-02-03

can bedliner be sprayed overtop this product as a tpcoat?

Asked by: copester
The bed liner can be sprayed over top of this product in small areas. We would not recommend using rust encapsulator in an entire bed and then putting the bed liner over it for strength. If the entire bed is rusty consider media blasting it to remove the rust prior to putting on the bed liner.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2017-04-27

Can lacquer thinner be used to clean the bare metal, instead of using Pre Paint Prep?

Asked by: Kimbo6
No, only PRE Painting Prep or acetone can be used to wipe down the surface before paint. Lacquer thinner doesn't actually cut the grease, oil, or other contaminants, it only moves them around and leaves a residue behind.
Answered by: MikeL
Date published: 2015-07-29

Can the encapsulator be sprayed over clean rust/paint combination surface?  Or do I need to sand away the paint surface down to rusted metal?  

Asked by: Seasn
You should feather back the painted surface until all of the rusted metal is exposed and you begin to see clean metal. Finish feathering back the paint with 220 grit sand paper. Make sure to rough up the rusted surface with at least a wire brush before moving on to topcoat with the encapsulator. Once all that is done just prep the surface with "Pre" surface cleaner and then spray the encapsulator on as per the directions on the can.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2017-05-23

Is the white and silver rust encapsulator available in quarts?

Asked by: Scott Dodd
At this time, only black Rust Encapsulator is available in quart or gallon sizes.
Answered by: NickC
Date published: 2016-02-14

What kind of finish does this leave? Is it matt of gloss? I am thinking of just spraying a few rust spots on my plow truck just to clean it up a little and didn't know if I should put a clear over it?

Asked by: Tman
This will provide a matte white finish. Rust Encapsulator is compatible with almost all topcoats, so you will be able to put a gloss finish over it, if you'd like.
Answered by: NickC
Date published: 2017-01-27
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Rust Encapsulator White 15 ounce Aerosol

Item #14824Z Brand: Eastwood

Reformulated with TWICE the corrosion resistance!

In stock

Only $17.99


Stop rust in its tracks! Our Rust Encapsulator (White) has been reformulated with TWICE the corrosion resistance!

You thought it was good before...wait ’til you try this 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.

  • White
  • Twice the corrosion resistance of our original formula for greater durability (tested to 500 hours in a salt-spray chamber)
  • 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, and the low-VOC formula is acceptable in California
  • 15-oz. aerosol covers about 10 sq. ft.
  • As seen on "My Classic Car" TV show

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About Rust Encapsulator White 15 ounce Aerosol

Unlike off the shelf under coatings, Rubberized Rust Encapsulator can be applied directly over rust and without the bubbling that creates air pockets thus trapping rust. Since its engineered with high tech flex agents, its pliable finish protects surfaces from abrasions, road hazards and deadens sound. So durable it exceeded 1,000 hours of salt spray chamber testing, this surpasses the standards for a 2 component catalyzed coating! Simply apply directly over rust or bare metal; no need to topcoat. Remains flexible and durable. Satin white finish.


Net Weight 15 ounces


SAS Bandit Respirator
Eastwood PRE Painting Prep
Paint Mixing Cups 1QT
Devilbiss Prep Wipes
Painting Tack Rags
Devilbiss Dekups 24oz
Painters Masking Tape
Painters Masking Paper
Eastwood Air Injected Cleaner
Eastwood Scuff Pads
Razor Blades


(Q) Can 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 Heavy-Duty Anti-Rust (16017ZP). 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.


always wear eye, skin and respirtaory protection. Apply in a well ventilated area away from open flame.


Made in USA


Wire Brush to remove loose rust, scale and paint. Remove dust, grease, oil deposits. Shake can for at least 2 mins after mixing ball starts to rattle.Feather surrounding paint with 220 grit sandpaper. Apply Rust Encapsulatorcan 10 to 12 inches from surface. Single coats dry to the touch in 20 minutes and arethoroughly dry in 3 to 4 hours at 68 degrees F. For greater durability a second coat can be applied one hour after the first. Allow 6 to 8 hours after last coat before applying top coat.

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