Video Games Tutorials and News - Best Rust Converter. Por-15, Eastwood, Rust-oleum Rust Reformer, Gempler's
or rust converters permanently, stop the rust. Today we'll be testing eight different brands to see which brand is the best. We'll see which brand does the best job at preventing rust. Then we'll see which one does the best job of protecting against rock chips. Then we'll see which one is the most scratch resistant.
Then we'll see which one provides the best adhesion to metal. The least expensive product we'll be testing is definitely not a rust converter but rather a spray paint, which we'll be using as a control. At only four dollars for this 12 ounce can, or 33 cents an ounce, is this rust-oleum. 2x rust-oleum 2x claims to be both a paint as well as a primer.
The rust-oleum 2x is made in the USA. Remove loose paint and rust with a wire brush or sandpaper. The metal for the testing all came from the same old rusty frame. The instructions for several of the products warn against removing all rust since most of the products don't work without the presence of rust and will not work on bare metal.
I cut out 27 pieces that are five inches in width. This allows for three test pieces for each product. We're just about ready to begin applying the products. The final step is to clean all the test pieces with brake parts cleaner. Shake the can vigorously for one minute after the mixing ball begins to rattle.
A shake can often be felt during use. Hold the can upright 10 to 16 inches from the surface and spray in a steady back and forth motion. Apply two or more light coats. a few minutes apart. After a few minutes, I applied a second coat of rust-oleum 2x. At a price of only five dollars for 10.25 ounces, or 49 cents per ounce, this rust-oleum rust reformer stops rust instantly and converts rust into The rust-oleum is made in the USA.
Keep the can violently shaking for one minute after the ball begins to rattle. Keep the can in motion while spraying. The applied surface will turn black. This rust cutter is sufficient at a price of 17 dollars for 32 ounces, or 53 cents per ounce, is this rust cutter. It claims to stop rust. We're going to test that rust cutter stops the oxidation process to prevent further rusting.
The rust cutter is made in the USA. Before using a rust cutter, clean the area to be treated so that it is free from oil, grease, and grime. Remove any loose paint or rust with a wire brush or sandpaper; do not grind down to bare metal. Apply rust cutter to area and allow to dry at a price of ten dollars for 10.25 ounces, or 98 cents per ounce.
This permatex rust treatment destroys rust on contact. It is assembled in the USA with domestic or global components. Apply two to three thin coats to a rusted surface eight to ten inches away until the surface is lightly or evenly coated. Apply two to three thin coats. The final application should dry to a black finish.
I applied a second coat of permatex about a minute after the first coat at a price of fourteen dollars for ten point two-five ounces, or a dollar thirty-seven cents per ounce. This VHT rust converter is sandable for a smooth even finish and is ideal for rocker panels, paint blisters, and all metal surfaces.
The VHT is made in the USA. Prepare the surface by removing loose paint, dirt, rust, grease, and wax. Remove as much rust scale as possible using 50 grit sandpaper or a wire brush to spray. Hold the can parallel and 8 to 10 inches from the surface to be coated and use an even sweeping motion to apply two to three light coats.
I applied a second coat of VHT, about a minute after the first coat, at a price of 18 for 13 ounces, or 38 per ounce. This Gempler's aerosol rust converter chemically converts rust to an inert protective barrier that can be painted over. The Gemplers are made in the USA. Hold the can 8 to 12 inches from the surface and spray a thin coat onto the surface after it has dried.
Apply a second thin coat at a price of sixteen dollars for eight ounces, or two dollars per ounce. This plastic coat rust converter transforms rust into a protected paintable surface. Remove loose rust and paint flakes using a wire brush or sanding. Apply rust converter directly to the rusted area and brush it on evenly.
At a price of thirty dollars for fifteen ounces or two dollars per ounce, this Eastwood rust encapsulator is applied directly over surface rust topcoat with almost any paint or used as a top coat to prevent rust from spreading and ensure the surface is free from all loose rust. Scale and paint: Hold the can 10 to 12 inches from the surface and apply a medium coat to ensure maximum adhesion, overlapping the surrounding paint by at least one and a quarter inches.
Eastwood is made in the USA. After two hours. I applied a second coat of Eastwood rust encapsulator, and the most expensive product we'll be testing, at 33 dollars for 16 ounces, or two dollars and six cents per ounce, is this por-15, which seals rust permanently for professional use only. There is no need to remove rust before applying.
We know what "permanent" means. Por-15 is the only product that really stops rust permanently. Por 15 drives to a rock-hard, non-porous finish that won't chip, crack, or peel. It prevents rust from occurring by protecting metal from further exposure to moisture. The POR-15 is made in America. After several hours, I applied a second coat of por 15, To avoid confusion, I'm allowing several more days for each of the products to fully cure before exposing the test pieces to the elements.
To avoid confusion, I went ahead and labeled each of the test pieces. It's been right at four days since I applied each of the products, so for one of the test panels on each brand, I'm going to go ahead and use some rust-oleum 2x. Apply two coats and then we'll put each of these panels to the test.
Since applying rust-oleum 2x to one-third of the test panels, I've allowed the paint to cure for 72 hours. I'll apply a very aggressive rusting agent, which consists of hydrogen peroxide, vinegar, and salt. I'm also going to place the panels outside, where they can be exposed to the elements. It's been right at 60 days since the testing began on these panels, and there's already a huge difference between the brands, so let's take a closer look.
All the panels were kept outside to expose the elements. In addition to exposure to the elements, only the top two panels experienced hydrogen peroxide, vinegar, and salt five different times. Here's how the rust cutter panel looked before exposure to the elements. Coming in ninth place is the rust cutter.
After only 60 days, there's quite a bit of rust that's formed on all the panels. Even though the bottom panel did not experience any corrosive agents, you can see there's still some rust. The gempler's provided a pretty nice finish before exposure to the elements. The Gemplers, finishing in eighth place, are the Gemplers.