safest rust remover
Any objects - items - parts you decide to de-rust, need to be free of mud, dirt, loose rust, grease and oil etc. Why? Because although without the prior cleaning preparation the product will still de-rust the object, you will greatly shorten its performing life. Think of it as gas mileage: by taking the proper prep time you could get 50 miles per gallon, do little or nothing and you get 20 miles per gallon. What makes more sense to you?
how to use?
- Pre-clean the item to remove oil and dirt and any loose rust.
- Rinse the item and immerse fully in SafestRustRemover for 20 minutes.
- Check progress periodically.
- Once all rust is removed, rinse the item with water. To prevent re-rusting simply dip the item back in SafestRustRemover solution and then remove and allow to air dry.
- If the solution is really dirty from heavy usage and leaves a residue after re-dipping the item, simply rinse off again with water and spray the item with fresh SafestRustRemover solution out of a spray bottle.
Let the item air dry after spraying. Heavily rusted parts (5mm or deeper) may require overnight soaking.
dip or continuous shower?
The choice depends on the type of surface to derust.
- Items of any size that are not attached to anything or are easy to detach are best dipped.
- This can be done very efficiently by containing the item in the smallest area possible requiring the least volume of safest rust remover to cover the entire surface needing to be de-rusted.
- This can also be accomplished by placing the item in a sling (or diaper-) like containment boom bag , blocked together with temporary wood sides and a plastic paint tarp as a liner to hold the liquid.
Continuous shower recirculation process
- Ideal for treating large items which are attached.
- Requires a pump to continuously circulate the product over the rusty area, and a large enough catch tarp to hold sufficient product to enable the pump to continue circulating the product until the rust has all been dissolved.
- Many different pumps will work, but a cheap sump pump from Sears and a garden hose have been used to de-rust everything on our website to date.
Warm water cleans more effectively than cold water The ideal temperature for proven efficiency is 20°C to 50°C. This means that if an object can be de-rusted in one hour at a temperature of 20°C it may take up to 5 hours at 7°C.
what about safety?
As with any product no matter how safe, reasonable caution should always be exercised:
- The product should be kept away from the eyes. In case of accidental contact, rinse out the eyes with plenty of water.
- Skin is normally not affected by this product unless there are any open wounds. Protective gloves are nevertheless recommended.
what are the properties?
Safest rust remover does not produce volatile organic components. it has a mild odor. The color can vary from almost transparent to dark golden depending on storage and temperature. Accidental spills of this product can be easily cleaned up with plain water.
As with all water based products safest rust remover will lose water through evaporation when exposed to the air or heat for a long time. Keep the product in a closed container. When this is not possible, if you are filling a tank, mark the level of the liquid before immersing an object in it. Check the volume later when removing the object from the tank. If the level has decreased you can top up to the original level-mark with tap water. Attention ! If the fluid loss is due to a leak or all of the liquid is not completely recovered during re-circulation, do not add water as you will dilute the product.
method of application?
The challenge of de-rusting or reversing the ageing process of any item or surface is limited only by your imagination and belief in your ability to do so.The safety factor in SafestRustRemover makes it possible to take on and conquer ANY rust challenge with this new amazing product.
SafestRustRemover can be re-used repeatedly until the performance is diminishing. When spent SafestRustRemover needs to be disposed of, only the iron content of the solution will dictate the disposal method. In most cases, it can be safely poured down the drain. For leftover used product, pour through a strainer or sieve to separate out the iron content and then store the filtered liquid in a separate sealed container to prevent any evaporation or contamination. If using SafestRustRemover in a dip bath and some evaporation has occurred, top up to original volume with water.
reaction with materials?
Safest rust remover does not contain acid, which means that you can safely circulate the solution on most types of surfaces : rubber, plastic, gaskets, joints, stickers, chrome and most types of paint. The only reaction we have observed so far was a softening of the paint on a pair of old reproduction shock absorbers after soaking them for 12 hours in safest rust remover.
what to expect?
Each surface dipped or showered should have a clean bare metal appearance after treatment. Some surfaces will require much longer contact time depending on the density of the rust build-up, or if the surface is a cast part or machined part.
A machined surface is smooth and will make rust removal much easier. A cast part has a more porous surface and will probably require a longer contact time to be completely rid of rust.
Surfaces that have rusted and then been painted over on one or more occasions will require paint remover to first remove the paint in between the layers of rust. Safest rust remover will not remove any rust underneath a painted surface.
Surfaces being de-rusted needing extended contact time to accomplish the rust removal process may temporarily exhibit black carbon steel residue staining. This occurs when the safest rust remover solution starts to get dirty from extended use and the part needs additional contact time. The part will be clear of rust but the extra time required could cause such black carbon deposits.
solution to carbon steel staining?
When finished de-rusting, spray on any of the ultra one products designed for cleaning the hydrocarbons stains in the Lincoln Tunnel: the ultra one heavy duty degreaser or ultra one g5 degreaser are the most efficient. These products are available on-line at the shopping cart. You may also use any other good degreaser you already have, but it will probably involve more scrubbing and brushing than with the ultra one products.
After spraying degreaser on the item, leave it for 30 seconds and then brush it with a brush or scrub sponge and rinse it off with water. Immediately afterwards, mist spray the entire object with some new safest rust remover solution from a spray bottle, in order to prevent any flash rusting. The fine coating of safest rust remover should prevent re-rusting for up to three months if the object is stored indoors in proper thermostatically controlled conditions. Outdoor storage will require a full coating as indicated for such conditions.
Coating or painting any surfaces after de-rusting should require no more than following the manufacturer's directions for wiping down the part and using their recommended product prior to painting or coating. Safest rust remover is not a recommended paintable prep surface product.