Item # 51483Z BRAND: Eastwood

Eastwood Rust Converter Aerosol

Rust Converter Aerosol transforms surface rust into a paintable surface!
Rust Converter Aerosol transforms surface rust into a paintable surface!
Eastwood Rust Converter Aerosol is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 181.
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Rust Converter Aerosol transforms surface rust into a paintable surface!

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Eastwood Rust Converter Aerosol

Product Overview:

Description

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
  • 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.

Warranty

90 Day

In the Box

Contents

13 oz net weight

Guides & Accessories

Safety Information

Always use appropriate eye, skin, and respiratory protection when using this product. Safety information is also located on can, consult MSDS for proper safety requirement.

Accessories

10041Z PRE 16060Z Rust Encapsulator 10025Z Chassis Black 11175Z Extreme Chassis Black 10426Z Underhood detailing kit

Application Tips

Steel and Iron only - DO NOT apply to paint Wire brush loose rust off surface. Liberally apply Eastwood Rust Converter, let dry 20-30 minutes. Apply top coat such as eastwood Rust encapsulator or Chassis Black

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from rust converter It was the first time using nit and I think it worked very well . Only Time will tell .
Date published: 2022-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rust converter Make sure you leave some rust for it to convert or it will just leave the metal sticky
Date published: 2021-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a must! For anyone... Top tier stuff! Has so many applications just on the car alone. Words cannot describe how essential this product is for any car enthusiasts or garage folk. I am so pleased and will recommend probably to anyone that has this issue. Il tell them I know somethinb that is guaranteed to work, no questions asked. The stuff worked so fast too. Awesome chemical reaction that took place.
Date published: 2021-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eastwood rust converter one qt. Works great and I had no problems with it over the years.
Date published: 2021-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I've used this product a few times and works great , much easier to use then most others , plus it seems to premote better adhesion of top coats . Very happy with it .
Date published: 2021-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "transform undercarriage from drab rust bucket to appealing solid unibody" wow! can sprays all angles w/force to reach difficult areas, convert rusty weak metal to firm black metal, in 24 hrs. or less. very weak rusty metal, apply 2-3 coats.{top w/ encapsulator}{50*F.-90*F.)
Date published: 2021-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product. Rust converter is a terrific product that I have used for years.
Date published: 2021-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rust Converter absolute word in restoring metal Fantastic product I used this on restoring Doors for a 1936 streetcar. Stops rust instantly. Restores metal 100% satisfied
Date published: 2021-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from RUST CONVERTER IS THE BEST STUFF EVER MADE FIR ST I love this stuff its the best stuff ever invented for rust thank u..
Date published: 2021-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eastwood products are good quality I USED EASTWOOD RUST CONVERTER ON MY SILVERADO FRAME AND IT WORKED WELL ON STOPPING RUST I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT
Date published: 2021-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Effective product Very effective. Must use liberally. Warmer temps is best. Seems to convert the rust more effectively when warm ..... 80 degrees + but does work in any temp. Two coats recommended Love Eastwood products. Not a fan of their shipping charges. Free shipping over 99.00 is ridiculous.
Date published: 2021-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2004 TJ rust removal Worked as designed I could not believe how fast it converted the rust Bought more to start my next Jeep project
Date published: 2021-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sheet metal saviour The Eastwood rust converter is the most amazing product I have purchased in 40+ years. I had purchased a bottle some time ago and used a paint brush to apply it to the rusty areas where it did it’s magic. I watched in aw as it literally turned the rusty metal back into a hard, tuff and durable metal once more. I was blown away, and I am again every time I brush or spray the Eastwood rust converter on any rusted metal. And what’s fun is to show how this product works to my friends and the look of their faces when they actually see the product perform. I am sure tha a few of them will be on you site to order this product for themselves. Thank you gentlemen, it’s a top quality product.
Date published: 2021-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as advertised Works as advertised, the foam brush caused bubbles. Wire wheel removed product easily.
Date published: 2021-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works better and faster than expected used it to clean rust off some vintage hardware and did the job perfect no more rust and not messy either!!! Looking for more stuff to use it on lol
Date published: 2020-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product Purchased a gallon few months ago and immediately tried to spray hard to reach areas and had issues getting a good flow, made a mess for sure. Second attempt to use to get those hard to reach areas went a little better after mixing thoroughly. The third application on frame decided to just brush on and the product works great. Within a few hours the frame looks like it was sprayed with gun. I did very little prep just remove top surface of rust with a wire brush and wiped down with Eastwoods PRE. Hopefully weather breaks soon so I can spray with Encapsulator and Extreme Chassis.
Date published: 2019-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product Great product, coats well for the low price. Should last.
Date published: 2019-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rust be gone This stuff is like magic rust eraser in a can, just prep and spray
Date published: 2018-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rust Convertor Great stuff I use both the liquid and the spray on my farm equipment. The spray good for hard to reach places the liquid for everything else.
Date published: 2018-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product when sand blasting is not an option This product saved me a bunch of time and money I don't have to save my truck
Date published: 2018-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT THE BEST ¡ buy for the third time. very happy with the results. I recommend using on any surface with rust before painting. You will see special results. rust will never come back.
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked great Used it on Truck and Van frames worked great. Only works on rust as stated. And make sure you do 2 coats.
Date published: 2017-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pretty Wild Stuff! Just used this product on the frame to my Chevy Truck project. I don't have the setup to pull the whole body entirely off a vehicle so that I can freely grind and wire wheel a frame down to spotless shiny metal, so I opted to this product, since I have used Eastwood's Fast Etch Before which is somewhat similar. All I can say is I'm satisfied. I purchased a gallon and still have a good quantity left. I lightly brushed the frame down with welding wire brushes, and chiseled off areas of extreme "cached on" rust. Cleaned everything off with de-greaser and applied the converter with brushes. You can literally watch this product work as you start applying it. My rusted up frame began turning black in a matter of minutes. Looked fantastic. Applied another coat like the directions state, and now I have left it to cure. I will be following up with some marine grade primer and topcoat I already have, otherwise I would've ordered Eastwood's Rust Encapsulator as well. One thing is for certain however, this does absolutely nothing to bare metal! I had a couple spots which were clean/bare from being covered by various brackets. This chemical didn't phase it at all. So definitely keep that in mind if you plan on using this with fairly clean metal!
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great, simple & easy to use My dad wanted to refresh his open car hauler and I had a bottle I haven't even used yet. He was working on that trailer a lot and used up the bottle, so I bought another one. We're both extremely happy with the results.
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Use as intended....... Follow the directions on container. Do not use over color coats or other top coat finishes. Converter will cure if applied over primer or media blasted metal. I have used numerous rust converters during the last 30 years, and this is by far the best product on the market ... when used properly.
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rust Converter Brush On I have bought many times because it works so well. I will continue to use in the future.
Date published: 2016-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Aersol Rust Converter I have used many times and find it outstanding and will continue to use in the future.
Date published: 2016-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from mark this is awsome stuff :) i just used this on my 04 dodge 3500 frame it rocks also used as a blueing for my gun barrels that have ware marks works like a charm
Date published: 2016-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked fine for me I had a couple of old car heaters i needed to restore. The rusty parts were in hard to reach places. I was able to knock the scale off then sprayed rust converter. I showed the results on my you tube channel 1989F1502Door it did just what it was supposed to turned rust black. Thanks for a great product
Date published: 2016-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works very well Happy I bought this item. Now frame looks almost new.
Date published: 2016-05-23
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Questions & Answers

can this be sprayed on the a gun if so what pressure and what nozzle 

Asked by: Rick
This can't be sprayed through a gun.
Answered by: SeanW
Date published: 2020-10-26

could this be used on an engine block to kill rust before painting?

Asked by: 57ford
This should not be used on an engine block. it will not be able to withstand the temperatures this area would subject this to.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2021-08-11

how much time do I have to apply Rust Encapsulator after Rust Converter has cured (ie. after 48 hours of applying Converter)

Asked by: Peter
Technically there is no maximum amount of time. However the Converter is not a permeant stable surface and needs to be top coated before the piece should be exposed to the elements.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2022-05-06

I used your rust converter on an outdoor metal wall planter. Worked good on converting rust and now has a great patina that I do NOT want to topcoat. What will happen to the finish over time not being topcoated? Thanks.

Asked by: Jim42
It will continue to rust further as you let it sit. You can clear coat it to slow the rusting down but it will rust more over time if not treated.
Answered by: MattM
Date published: 2022-04-11

I plan to use Rust Converter then come back with Platinum Rust Encapsulator. How long do I need to wait before applying the encapsulator?

Asked by: Ken C
Unless there is very heavy rust, you don't have to use Rust Converter and simply use the Rust Encapsulator Platinum.
Answered by: RLRL
Date published: 2021-06-27

I am restoring a 67 mustang. The roof is badly pitted due to vinyl  top, will rust converter be the best choice here and can filler be applied over?

Asked by: Wayne
Body fillerand primers can certainly be applied over the top of this Rust Converter. When applying this product- it should not come in contact with any existing paint and it should only be used on pretty severe rusted metal or moderately rusted metal since it chemically needs this to convert itself.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2021-06-27

Will Eastwood per hurt Eastwood rust converter after it has cured to remove overspray?

Asked by: Spider5368
Eastwood Pre is a great way to wipe off excess rust converter.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2020-05-14

Can the rust encapsulator be applied over this rust converter?

Asked by: stigaled
rust encapsulator can be applied over rust converter.
Answered by: SeanW
Date published: 2020-04-22

I purchased a 2011 Jeep Wrangler and want to get rid of the rust on the underbody and parts. Would this be a good product for such application or are there too many parts that would be affected by the product in a negative way? I live in Western New York

Asked by: Forcable Entry 122
This product should not come in contact with any existing finish or it will damage the surface to where you need to strip that area down to the bare metal. It should also only be applied to moderate to severe rust since it chemically needs rust to be able to convert itself. You can use this as a spot treatment on the severe areas then apply one of our Encapsulator products over the top of everything.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2020-05-27

To restore my 65 I’m only using Eastwood products I’m hitting any rust I can’t remove with converter but I’m not putting the opoxy on right away will I need to scuff the areas if I wait to long to prime thanks very much

Asked by: Impala283
You would want to clean the area converted with acetone and scuff the surface with 180 grit or so to prep the surface before applying the epoxy.
Answered by: ZachC
Date published: 2021-01-09

After reading through the Q&A I am a little confused about whether or not fibreglass cloth and resin could be used over the top of Rust Converter to seal up some rusted through pin holes in a floor pan.

Asked by: John
Yes Fiberglass cloth and resin should be fine to apply over top of this product once fully cured (48 hours).
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2019-11-04

would muriatic acid be an acceptable method to remove the residue from the rust converter product? with all the nooks that it went that may not have had sufficient rust to adhere too, sanding would not be very effective

Asked by: boorhadly
It would not. Sanding to remove this film would be the only way to remove this.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2019-10-31

will power washing with degreaser remove the film left after curing is complete?

Asked by: boorhadly
This product chemically converts the rust into a black polymeric coating that you then need to top coat. if there is anything other than a black coating left after using this- the product was not ideal for your application and you would need to sand to remove the film left behind.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2022-04-11

I sprayed rust converter on my truck frame, which left a waxy coating. Will I have to remove this coating/converter before painting with encapsulator? Or can I just hit it with sandpaper then paint? If I need to remove, how do you recommend doing so.

Asked by: Anthony
will power washing with degreaser remove the film?
Answered by: boorhadly
Date published: 2020-05-03

To coat the entire frame, how many cans would you recommend for a 2003 Ram quad cab with an 8' bed?

Asked by: gavin
This product will cover 12 sq ft.
Answered by: SeanW
Date published: 2020-05-20

Can it be used on aluminum?

Asked by: 3rdCoaster
Aluminum does not rust....why would you need to do this?
Answered by: RickB
Date published: 2020-05-12

can you apply platnum rust encapsulator over rust inhibitor

Asked by: ground hog
Yes, the Platinum can be applied over top of this Rust Converter.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2019-07-22

can I apply it using a garden pump sprayer

Asked by: RFriedman
This product is not recommended to use in a garden pump sprayer.
Answered by: SeanW
Date published: 2019-08-25

I have an old cub cadet 982 . would this product be good to coat mower deck bottom under where the blades spin ? Or do you have a better product (tuffer) for such an application ???

Asked by: mowerman
If this is a heavy rusted part this would be a good application for that area.
Answered by: SeanW
Date published: 2019-06-16

can use this on an exhaust pipe? I have a 2006 Chrysler Town and Country van and the exhausat hangs down a bit and from the passenger side you can see it, I have seen this one every one of these vans so I want to coat it then paint it

Asked by: Alan
This product will not withstand the temperature of an exhaust pipe.
Answered by: SeanW
Date published: 2019-08-25

What is the difference between the rust converter and the rust dissolver and which is better for simply removing rust on a truck frame? Thanks in advance.

Asked by: Nathan Mansor
The Dissolver will dissolve rust whereas the Converter converts it to a black polymeric coating that you can apply primers, paints etc. over top of. For further information please call Tech at: 800-343-9353 or email us at: tech@eastwood.com
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2022-06-17

I have a typical Rusted Dodge Ram 2500 Frame, I am actualy welding in new 1/4 inch thick sections 30 in long,Have been trying to get all lose rust scale off with a hammer and the needle gun,I bought encapsulator already,Should I do rust converter first?

Asked by: Wiechman
The Converter should only be applied to pretty moderate to severe rust. It needs the rust to be able to convert itself. Then it can be top coated and the Encapsualtor would be a great option. It also can not come in contact with any existing finish because it will damage it. If it is just mild rust the Encpaslator and Chassis Black would be your best bet.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2019-06-22

I assume this would work on a vintage powdercoated porch glider that has rust spots?

Asked by: Cindy
This Converter should only be applied to pretty moderate to severe rust. It needs the rust to be able to convert itself. Then it can be top coated. It also can not come in contact with any existing finish because it will damage it.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2019-06-22

After l just did my frame with the old formula.Does this mean that l have to recoat it?ls the old formula substandard to this?

Asked by: Judge
No you wouldn't have to recoat it, the New formula was formulated for aerosol cans.
Answered by: Dakota W
Date published: 2019-06-22

How will this affect the rubber portion of engine and transmission mounts?

Asked by: Marcus
This chemical treatment is not designed to come in contact with rubber components. it will damage them.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2019-10-16

What precautions should be taken when using this on the underbody of a 2016 Ford F150 (e.g. seals, plastic components, wiring etc...) I will do my best to keep it off those components but overspray will be somewhat unavoidable.

Asked by: Marcus
You could tape up those items that you don't want to get this product on. If you do get some on places where you do not want it, than simply wipe the area with a Acetone rag
Answered by: Bob G
Date published: 2019-07-10

Im in the process of repainting a car with paint bubbles/rust. Is this suitable to treat/remove rust on the body before filler/paint or is there a more suitable chemical for the job?

Asked by: Dan86Z28
If you are looking for a product to remove the rust you will want to look into our rust dissolver.
Answered by: SeanW
Date published: 2019-02-26

I have an old truck with serious rust that's flaking. What is the best process and product to use?

Asked by: Jonathan
The converter is designed for severe rust. It can not come in contact with any existing finish because it will damage it. For slight surface rust to mild rust- Rust Encapsulator would be a great option. Please feel free to reach us in Tech directly at: 800-343-9353 for further questions or concerns
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2020-01-10

I am rebuilding a 53 F100 that has a fair amount of surface rust under the cab, inside the fenders, etc. Should I use your rust converter or encapsulator for these areas? Whichever one I use what would be the best topcoat for these under car parts?

Asked by: Toms53
With you just having surface rust, you will want to scuff down the surface really well with a wire brush and then wipe with our pre painting prep. I would then apply our platinum rust encapsulator.
Answered by: SeanW
Date published: 2018-10-01

So I sand blasted my truck cab and it sat inside for a few years and now I have rust can I spray this on to stop the rust and then prime the cab.

Asked by: Jimmy J
You will want to look into our rust encapsulator for an item to spray to stop the rust and then prime on top of it.
Answered by: SeanW
Date published: 2019-06-14
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