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Eastwood Rust Dissolver Gallon is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 60.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product, used it many times. I bought this product to restore my 1970 VW beetle 9 years ago and have used it on other small projects since. I have used both the gel and non gel versions of the product. The Gel works as well as the non-gel product. The only thing is with the gel you must remove all flaky and scaly rust first. Don't expect this product to do all the work for you. Like others who gave poor reviews, I learned that the hard way when I first started using the product. I got better with it the more I used it. Remove the heavy stuff first. Works best after that to remove cancerous metal pitting in vertical areas and areas where you need to treat underneath or inside. Cover the area with a paper towel to keep the gel from drying out. If it does dry out it will leave a yellow stain. But you can clean or sand the metal again and retreat if that happens. I also used a paper towel covered with plastic with two sides taped. This allows some moisture to escape but at a much slower rate. The key is to just keep the gel wet. If it starts to dry just reapply. The non gel version is best for small parts, flat areas and bathing parts. You can you can let debris settle to the bottom of your bathing container, filter if needed and reuse. I put used product into a separate container for later reuse. When you are down to bare clean metal it should leave a zinc coating. Clean off remaining product with water. once dry I then wipe lightly with acetone then apply etching primer and paint where required. I've had no problems with returning rust since using this process. Hope this helps someone.
Date published: 2018-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome product. Unbelievably effective. I purchased a gallon a few weeks ago to test it out on some parts I was going to throw away as they were rusted and pitted so bad. I let them soak over night and came back to brand new looking parts. Virtually ALL the rust was gone. I'm buying 2 more gallons right now because I built a small trash bag lined bath tub for bigger parts I want to save. Make sure to use protective common sense, latex gloves, don't breath the stuff and wash the parts thoroughly, etch them before painting. I highly recommend the product.
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this is my RUST eater always looking for something to help with the rust,,, and now I got it. This rust dissolver is GREAT have alot of parts from my 1955 Ford F-100 and needed something to help take off the rust, and this dose the job, I just love it and you will to !!
Date published: 2017-07-01
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Greetings from Calgary Canada. Can I buy your Eastwood Rust Disolver in Canada? And if so from who. Shipping across the US border is expensive for us.

Asked by: Jesse J
We do have several distributors that you may contact to purchase our products. Please scroll to the bottom of our website and select the "Customer Service" tab. Then select "Shipping Rates & Distributors" and our distributors and information will be listed.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2019-05-14

What its the difference between Rust Dissolver and Fast Etch? I have a hood with a lot of surface rust, small rusted chips on the fenders and also some deep rusty scrapes that will need body filler  Which product to use for these different  conditions? 

Asked by: Nick
Please contact us by emailing tech@eastwood.com or by calling 800-343-9353.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2019-05-05

I have an ancient weaving looms whose metal parts are rusted. What will this product do to the wood?

Asked by: Anon
This product is designed for use on and only tested on metals. We do not do any testing on wood.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2019-04-24

Will the Eastwood Rust Dissolver gel remove the paint of a metallic part? I have a metallic cooler, that has rust spots over the paint. If I use the gel, will it remove the paint also?

Asked by: Anonymous
The rust dissolver will also eat away at the paint as well as the rust.
Answered by: SeanW
Date published: 2019-04-09


Asked by: cobraman
It would not be recommended to spray this acid based solution on any wiring.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2019-04-03

can i brush it on ? and wash off ?

Asked by: kdub
This product can be brushed on and then washed off with water.
Answered by: SeanW
Date published: 2019-03-11

I use to buy it in 5 gal drum in 1 container can I steel get it this way ? The cost was $135 Item No 16039 ?

Asked by: Ricky
Unfortunately the only sizes we currently sell are what is listed on our website.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2019-03-04

I have a cast iron fountain with rust on it.  What would be the best product to clean/stop rust as the effected area will have water running over it after it is treated and painted (other brand’s products have rusted through very quickly).  Thank you

Asked by: Jenn22
This product is designed to be applied to the surface and remain saturated on it for several hours. Then rinse clean with water and it should leave you with clean bare metal that you ca then apply your primer and or paint to once dried.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2019-01-15
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Eastwood Rust Dissolver Gallon

Eastwood Rust Dissolver Gallon

Item #16038 Brand: Eastwood

Leaves newly de-rusted metal ready to paint, plate or powder-coat
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Eastwood Rust Dissolver removes rust without metal-eating acid.

  • Acid-free
  • Gentle enough for engine parts
  • Reusable
  • 1-gallon jug de-rusts about 20 sq. ft.

Our acid-free Rust Dissolver removes only the rust, and won't eat-away at the metal itself. Leaves the newly de-rusted metal ready to paint, plate or powder-coat.

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About Eastwood Rust Dissolver Gallon

This acid-free, rust-eating, formula works as long as the metal surface remains wet. Won't harm steel, copper, brass, aluminum, solder, lead, plastic, rubber, seals, wood or vinyl, nor will it remove sound paint or chrome.

De-rust small parts by submerging them in a plastic container filled with Rust Dissolver. Larger parts can be placed in the discharge stream of a small plastic pump; irrigation hose can be used to assure complete coverage.

Removes bluing and other oxide coatings. One gallon de-rusts about 20 square feet.

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1-gallon jug of Rust Dissolver

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