Item # 51483 Eastwood Rust Converter BRAND: Eastwood

Eastwood Rust Converter

Transforms surface rust into a paintable surface!
Transforms surface rust into a paintable surface!
Eastwood Rust Converter is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 4.
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Transforms surface rust into a paintable surface!

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Eastwood Rust Converter

Product Overview:


Instead of throwing out rusted automotive parts that you know will be hard to replace, use Eastwood Rust Converter to restore their performance. This acidic paint is formulated for panels and parts that have heavier rust but still are structurally intact. By spraying or brushing Rust Converter on the surface, you trigger a chemical reaction that turn residual rust into more stable iron oxide. It also forms a paintable black protective coating that is compatible with most topcoats. Last but not least, Rust Converter seals the metal to help prevent future corrosion.

Use rust converting treatment as part of a complete restoration process that gets your barn find back on the road. Our formula penetrates the metal quickly and doesn’t require any sanding. Since the paint is water-based, it’s much safer than traditional solvents. The Eastwood Garage has much more information about Rust Converter, including when to use it versus other anti-rust solutions (such as Rust Encapsulator ). Extend the life of your vehicle by doing the job right with a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee.

  • Rust Converter stops residual rust, and turns it into a black, protective, ready-to-paint coating, without sanding. Just apply to transform the rust
  • Penetrates faster than other brands
  • No sanding needed - just apply to transform rust
  • Coverage: 50 square feet per quart
  • No mixing needed
  • 90 Day Warranty

Eastwood's own high-tech formula converts rust into a protective polymeric coating that's ready to go as a primer, and is compatible with most top coats. That new protective coating will also seal the surface against moisture to prevent future rust growth.

Our customers have told us about a lot of different uses for this versatile product. Available in an aerosol spray or liquid containers, this rust converter will help you either restore or maintain your project vehicle. Contact us today by phone or email, and we'll answer your questions about whether this handy product can help your situation.

This high-tech formula halts residual rust in its tracks and converts it into a black protective polymeric coating that eliminates the need for sanding. The converted protective coating is a suitable primer, and is compatible with most top coats. Simply remove loose rust with a wire brush, then apply Eastwood’s Rust Converter. Allow to dry, then top coat it with a quality coating, such as Eastwood’s Chassis Black. Single component; no more mixing.

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Safety Information

Always use appropriate eye, skin, and respiratory protection when using this product. Safety information is also described on the container. Consult MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) for proper safety requirement.


Application Tips

Eastwood Rust Converter must be applied over heavy rust. If there is no rust present, there will be nothing for the product to react with and adhere to. You will only see it convert rust in the areas where rust is present.

The surface should be clean and dry before application of Rust Converter. If moisture is present or the surface is damp, it can cause the product to dry milky white or not adhere to surface.

When preparing the surface, it is important not to take it down to the bare metal. If this occurred, a metal primer is needed in place of the rust converter. To prepare the surface, remove loose particles of rust and debris with a wire brush or rag. Remove any grease, oil, or salt residue using PRE. Please note that any residue left on the surface will interfere with the adhesion of the product.

Eastwood Rust Converter should be stored in a cool dry place, protected from freezing or temperatures above 100 degreesF. Optimum results are obtained when the surface temperature and the product are between 50 degreesF and 95 degreesF. Do not apply if the surface temperature is below 50 degreesF as it will take longer for the product to react and form a hard surface. This can also cause the product to dry milky white or not fully adhere to the rust. If the temperature of the surface is significantly higher than 95 degreesF, it can cause some of the components to evaporate too quickly and interfere with adhesion.

Application — It is important to apply a thin coat first and allow it to dry before applying a second coat. Allow the surface to cure for 48 hours and protect it from moisture, rain or dew. On thick areas or deep encrustations of rust, it is important to wire-brush these areas to as level to the surface as possible without removing all the rust. The product will absorb into deep rust, leaving little product on the surface, resulting in rust bleed-through if not properly prepped.


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Longer mower deck life and easy to clean I do the bottom of my mower deck every year before first cutting. Keeps rust to about nothing and easy to clean.
Date published: 2022-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This works very well After brushing on well shaken converter it turns into a bubbly blue color. Within an hour it's a hard black coating on rusted metal. Works very well.
Date published: 2022-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great I like using the rust converter, its seems to work great. Its easy to apply would recommend to anyone with rust that you can't get down to bare steel.
Date published: 2021-07-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Rust Converter Presently using it 1948 Chevy Pickup truck we are refurbishing, we applied it to all rusted areas that needed it. We basically applied it to fenders inside and outside surface and now will apply Rist Oleum primer and oil based paint. I think it will hold up great.
Date published: 2022-10-10
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Questions & Answers

I got rust converter on some non rusted parts, how do I remove it so I can prime with rust encapsulator? It's aerosol converter.

Asked by: Jzs07
You can remove converter that has not converted with our PRE painting prep or Acetone and a rag.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2022-10-20

What is the shelf life if unopened and if opened.

Asked by: twc4447
It only comes with a 90 warranty but if stored correctly in a temp controlled environment it should last around 2 years.
Answered by: Sean H
Date published: 2022-12-18

I'm using the rust converter on an aftermarket, plate-style bumper that I'll bedliner before. I'm planning to lightly sand untreated areas and clean with acetone per bedliner instructions; can I do the same with the treated areas after 48 hours curing?

Asked by: Kevin B
As long as you wait 48 hours after last applying the converter- you can sand it. The surfaces treated with Converter should not be saturated with solvents like Acetone.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2022-08-23

I have some heavy rust on my hood. If I make sure the rust converter only goes on the rust so it can convert properly, can I then use the encapsulator over the converter? I want to do whatever I can to make sure I deal with the rust properly. 

Asked by: Ben B
Yes absolutely. As long as the Converter does not contact any existing finish. Just give the converter 48 hours to convert before topping with the Encapsulator.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2022-08-09

I'm working on a jeep frame in stages. It is needing patch metal welding. So, I shouldn't use this to preserve frame as I remove flaking rust and rubber undercoating until all welding is done to frame? Or can I grind off Converter and weld without issues?

Asked by: Bob500HO
It would be recommended to do your welding first then use this where needed afterwards.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2022-04-27

Can this product be used in a section of heavily pitted but not rusted through sheet metal and be top coated with a metal stranded body filler?

Asked by: Joeyboost
Yes, this would be perfectly fine. Just be sure to give the Converter a full 48 ours to convert before sanding and applying anything over.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2022-07-26

I am quite curious how similar this product is in relation to the Corroseal rust converter product, which I am currently trying, but if Eastwoods RC is better product I would prefer to do the job right! thanks.

Asked by: JayQ
Unfortunately, we do not have the ability to compare to something we do not sell (have done any testing with). If you have any direct questions on this product- we would be more than happy to help. We can be reached by emailing or by calling 800-343-9353.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2022-02-14

Can I weld thru this?

Asked by: Jay From Georgia
We do not recommend welding after using the converter.
Answered by: ZachC
Date published: 2022-01-18
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Eastwood Rust Converter

Starting at$24.99