Item # 14822Z BRAND: Eastwood

Eastwood Rust Encapsulator Aerosol Gray 15oz

Reformulated with TWICE the corrosion resistance!
Reformulated with TWICE the corrosion resistance!
Eastwood Rust Encapsulator Aerosol Gray 15oz is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 25.
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Eastwood Rust Encapsulator Aerosol Gray 15oz

Product Overview:


Stop rust in its tracks! Our Rust Encapsulator (Gray) has been formulated with SUPERIOR corrosion resistance to "hardware store rust paints"!

  • Gray in color
  • Corrosion resistance 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
  • Coverage: about 10 sq. ft.
  • Gloss Level: 2.3%
  • Excellent Chemical Resistance to Gasoline, Anti-Freeze and Motor Oil. Also resists DOT 3 brake Fluid and Acetone
  • Superior UV Resistance
  • Cured Thickness: 1 Mil
  • As seen on "My Classic Car" TV show

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.


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Net Weight 15 ounces

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Use a wire brush to remove loose rust, scale and paint, and remove dust, grease and oil deposits. Feather surrounding paint with 220-grit sandpaper. Shake can for at least 2 minutes once the mixing ball starts to rattle. Hold the Rust Encapsulator can 10-12" above surface as you spray. A single coat dries to the touch in 20 minutes, and is thoroughly dry in 3-4 hours at 68°F. For greater durability, a second coat can be applied 1 hour after the first. Allow 6-8 hours after the last coat before applying topcoat. Use over or under body fillers.

Safety Information

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


Want 3 Times More Rust Protection?

In places where little or no surface prep can be done, our Internal Frame Coating or Heavy-Duty Anti-Rust (16017ZP) is actually a better choice for applying into blind areas such as box sections.

Eastwood Rust Encapsulator Platinum

Application Tips

Cures Faster, And The Low-Voc Formula Is Acceptable In California


Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best stuff out there I've used this product on restorations and it's the best stuff out there!!!
Date published: 2015-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product car guys friend I used on 1956 chevy very satisfied with product did excellent Aerosol made it easier to get into hard to reach places.
Date published: 2015-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from rust encapsulator great stuff,i like using it,goes on smooth and easy.great top coat for the rust converter.
Date published: 2015-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works very well works as advertised. Easy to use and gets good coverage. It made my rusty Mustang trunk(ie; the top of the gas tank) look new.
Date published: 2014-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from was very happy with the product It was very easy to use and worked good
Date published: 2014-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from first time use I only used this once so far and am waiting to see how well it lasts
Date published: 2013-12-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 71 Plymouth Scamp Interior Roof Yesterday, I used the quart and aerosol can on the roof of my Scamp. They both cover the same amount of square ft, with about 25% left in both cans. Used the aerosol spray for the hard to reach areas between the roof and the roof support for my first coat. For the second coat, I used the quart can on my flat surface and aerosol in the hard to reach areas again.
Date published: 2020-07-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good so far... I'll reserve the last star for a long term review. Good so far though. Applied evenly and smoothly, unlike some of the reviews. I've only used one can so far, so hopefully this continues. Will be looking for any rust re-appearance or uneven spraying for the next can(s). A bunch more work to go.
Date published: 2018-09-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gray rust preventer over rust So far I've just started using this product and I'm impressed with what I've seen. It coats over very easily and looks good. As for long term, I can't say yet.
Date published: 2015-11-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from SFSG Can you figure out what sfsg refers to? ;-) I've only recently used this product so I cant comment on how well it works. I will TRY to remember to come back here after a year to comment on how well the product is performing. The product was easily applied, remember to shake the can often it makes a big difference. I did have a little trouble spraying my roof vents which required the can to be pointed downward and without shaking regularly it quit spraying paint and only sprayed air but shaking the can regularly solved that. Delivery was supersonic, I think I got it the day after I ordered. For now I'll give a 4 star rating because I dont know how well it works yet, I'll be back in Feb 2016 to update (yea thats gonna happen) ;-)
Date published: 2015-02-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Glad such a product exists! The sidellight windows on the front door of my office turned out to be steel covering foam core. Over 12 years, salt water rusted & bubbled the bottoms, especially where the moisture was held in the contact points with side wood & ground. Used a drill bit and metal brush to remove most of the rust. Sprayed 2 coates of the encapsulator and painted over all. Still got some bleed through so repeated the process with 2 more coats. This seemed to hold. Having brass kickplates installed on the exterior bottoms and siliconed around the edges to prevent or retard further damage. The encapsulator seemed very good..
Date published: 2014-07-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product Covers well, dries quick, easy to paint over.
Date published: 2013-12-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from works as advertised, but low chemical resistance. Quality can of paint, sprays well, easy to control, bonds really well to rust. Disappointing that it comes off with mineral spirits. I thought it would be a bullet proof moisture cure paint, that would have high chemical resistance. For sure needs top coated if you're searching for that element.
Date published: 2022-05-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from spatter in finish I have used the black rust encapsulator for years with no problems, but tried my first can of gray with mediocre results. Shook can for several minutes, but paint comes out uneven with more than the occasional "booger". Coverage and color are good as I expected. I figured I was going to have to sand the finish anyway since it will be a while before I get around to a topcoat, but this is just an added hassle having to smooth out the finish. Hopefully the other cans I bought don't have the same problem.
Date published: 2020-03-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from HAVE NOT RECIEVED IT YET. How can I write a review, on something I NEVER RECIEVED.
Date published: 2021-06-29
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Questions & Answers

When will this product be back in stock

Asked by: Gene
This item is due back in stock on 9/30/2018.
Answered by: SeanW
Date published: 2018-09-05

2003 F150, around the sun roof has rust (the truck is green in color) can I use this product and then paint over the gray with a green lacquer or arcrylic?

Asked by: Jimmy K
Please keep in mind, we only test with paints and coatings that we sell. We would have to advise you to test a small area before applying to the whole surface. Allow it to fully cure for 24 hours, abrade with a scuff pad- then apply your top coat.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2022-04-20

I seen where its ok to use epoxy over the encapsulater and wait at least 24 hours before spraying epoxy but how long is the maximum you have before needing to scuff the encapsulator?

Asked by: Rich C
You have approximately a maximum of 36 hours before the Encapsulator would need to be scuffed.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2019-03-28

I live near the coast of Maine. I have rust spots (not entire door) on the door and door seam of my Honda Element. Once rust is removed with wire brush, would this be a good product to use for those areas or is there a more appropriate solution?

Asked by: Arden
Our Encapsulator is a great product to slow and stop rust from growing. Just make sure it is surface rust and not coming from a seam where the door edge was folded over. If it would be coming from internal not much will stop the rust for long.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2018-06-18

can I use this under all my autobody paints stages, prior to primer/ bc/ cc ?

Asked by: sammy
Since this is a non catalyzed paint we recommend only using it sparingly where you must. For the exterior of the vehicle we always recommend trying to remove 100% of the rust either mechanically or chemically to ensure you can use catalyzed paints and body fillers throughout your paint process.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2018-03-01

Rust encapsulator can handle 400F. Can it be used to paint a rusty engine block?

Asked by: ToyPickupResto
Rust Encapsulator can be used on areas that do not exceed 400F.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2018-04-17

What temperature will this withstand?

Asked by: Kacyz28
This will be able to withstand up to 400F.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2019-03-28

Can I use PQR15 Cleaner/Degreaser first before applying Rust Encapsulator? Are these products compatible. If yes, after applying Degreaser, do I then apply Encapsulator directly or some additional prep needed?  Does Encapsulator come in any blue colors?

Asked by: stevecamino
While the Por 15 degreaser would work our Pre is a better bet to ensure a clean surface for the Encapsulator to adhere to. The Encapsulator will not come in a Blue color.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2017-11-11

I have a 57 Chevy with the original factory rust proofing sprayed in the wheel tubs and bottom of the car. Needless to say this is extremely hard to remove and is unsightly, can this be used to cover the old rust proofing or is there a better option?

Asked by: Tom Son
I took a propane torch and heated to remove this on my 56. I've heard restore guys do this also. Even with a media blaster it won't come off otherwise. But I would not spray anything over it as it would have to be extremely clean in order to bond with any other material.
Answered by: Rickbell57
Date published: 2017-11-16

I have a Eastwood SCT and I am planing to remove as much rust with it as possible then encapsulate in case I did not remove everything then paint on top of it.  Is this good idea or should I use the SCT then use primer instead of encapsulating?

Asked by: Kedeiv
It would always be strongly recommended to remove as much rust as possible before applying the Encapsulator. The SCT would certainly be an excellent too,l to use for this instance.
Answered by: KHoffnagle
Date published: 2017-08-28

Can this be used directly over rust on car exhaust manifold and for the entire exhaust up to the rear muffler? and is there a need to paint over it?

Asked by: Banyan
This product will only handle temperatures up to 400F.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2016-04-04

does this come in quarts?..................thanks joe

Asked by: joe pass
This color is only available in spray cans.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2017-11-16

I have a satellite dish. It has surface rust. Can it be used on this item? Also, at what temperature can it be applied and how long does it take to cure?

Asked by: J Scott
You can use it on any rusted surface with no issues. It should be applied as close to 70 degrees as possible. It will take only a few hours to fully dry at 70 degrees.
Answered by: MikeL
Date published: 2017-11-17

I want to spray for rust in the front door posts of a 1964 GMC after I peel the roof. Will the 360 degree extension fit other cans of rust preventers?

Asked by: Bud C
You would want to use the internal frame coating not the encpasulator. The encapsulator requires prep.
Answered by: SeanA
Date published: 2015-06-18

Can I use this as my primer for my whole truck? I believe i already got all the rust off, but am using this just in case. I have sanded the truck already with 80 grit and it is down to the factory basecoat with some spots sanded to primer and bare metal.

Asked by: Cody99999
Technically yes, but no. If you are that far along I would recommend using an epoxy over the entire vehicle.
Answered by: SeanA
Date published: 2017-12-10

I would like to use this on galvanized bolts on a gulf front home. Bolts / Nuts already have corrosion. Is this a good application for this product?

Asked by: Salty Pelican
Yes, it can be used on any rusted surface.
Answered by: MikeL
Date published: 2015-03-14

Is the color of this gray when applied? Does it retain the gray color after drying? I have six rusted vents on roof, my shingles are gray so if this is also gray it would save me from buying gray spray paint also.

Asked by: Not very handy
It does dry to a gray finish, so it should be close to the color you need.
Answered by: MikeL
Date published: 2014-12-11

Can I use an epoxy primer over this product?

Asked by: spencerj
Epoxy primer can be applied over thoroughly cured Rust Encapsulator.
Answered by: NickC
Date published: 2017-06-23
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