Definition - What does Rust Converter mean?
Rust converters can be further defined as primers or chemical solutions that are capable of application to iron alloy or plain alloy. This transforms iron into a protective barrier. Such compounds react with iron III or iron oxides and are later converted to a black, moisture-resistant layer that protects a surface from further corrosion.
Rust converters are sometimes called rust killers or rust removers.
Corrosionpedia explains Rust Converter
· Stainless steel
· Galvanized metal
· Aluminum copper
Ideally, rust converters are the perfect solution to repairing rust on any objects that one would consider painting. However, it will work more effectively with more careful surface preparation. It is best to remove scale and rust particles using sandpaper, brush with stiff bristles and then hammer. The rationale for this is to get rid of flaking or loose rust, resulting in a stable surface area. The main goal is not to eliminate all the rust, since rust converters should bond to rust chemically and form a sealed surface.
Application of rust converters:
· Apply with a roller or brush.
· Stir and shake before application.
· It can be applied on surfaces without rust, but will not give any protection.
· A gallon of rust converter can cover up to 500 sq.ft.
· Oil-based coatings may be applied on top of the rust converter, but are not mandatory.
· Apply two coats on any surface to ensure effectiveness.