Item # 51483 Eastwood Rust Converter BRAND: Eastwood

Eastwood Rust Converter

Transforms surface rust into a paintable surface!
Transforms surface rust into a paintable surface!
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Eastwood Rust Converter

Product Overview:


We've learned a lot about restoration projects over our decades of experience helping the DIY community fix up their fixer-uppers. While each project is filled with its own unique challenges, we see some common problems between them all.

One of those things is rust.

Vehicles in need of restoration have usually been sitting out in the open without a lot of maintenance, where time can have their way with them. We offer more than 4,000 products to help DIY enthusiasts complete their projects successfully. When it comes to residual rust, we have a perfect solution: Eastwood Rust Converter. This product is a unique rust neutralizer that leaves behind a paintable surface without the need for sanding.

  • 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 mixing needed.

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.


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Questions & Answers

Will this product help remove the rust from old tools where the chrome plating has come off?

Asked by: Tommy77
It would not be recommended as this would in some sections contact the surrounding surface that has plating on it still.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2021-09-16

Hi, I’ve used a competitors rust converter before on a fuel tank exterior. It ate away the rust and left holes behind ruining the tank. I’ve used the rust encapsulator since and it worked great. Is your rust converter going to leave holes behind? Thanks 

Asked by: WAXOPIE
This should not generate holes when used.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2021-09-15

I have several model T and model A's that were out in the desert. There is no paint left so there is nothing but surface rust on them. I do not want to have them blasted. Can I treat and then paint over the body panels in color?

Asked by: Dave 58
As long as there is no existing finish down that this will contact yes. It is still best to sand to smooth things out as best as possible before applying this because the surface you apply over is the surface texture you will end up with. This chemically converts the rust into a Black protective polymeric coating that then needs to be sealed off. It can be top coated with our body fillers, primers and paints.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2021-08-22

Can this product be sprayed through an HPLV gun?

Asked by: Frankie Pants
Yes, with anywhere from a 1.0-1.4mm nozzle set.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2021-08-19
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