Rust Remover FAQs
Rust remover FAQs and rust removal FAQs specifically dealing with chelant based rust remover and rust remover concentrate
Q: Can mixed product be reused?
A: Yes, the fluid is useable until it becomes 'jet black'.
Q: How long is the shelf life of rust remover concentrate?
A: Up to 7 years and counting.
Q: Will it be stronger if I mix it @ 50% or use the rust remover
concentrate straight out of the bottle?
A: No, a 20% solution is the optimum ratio for the strongest mixture
possible. this means 1-gallon of concentrate to 4 gallons of water.
Q: Do I need to clean oil, grease, etc. off of the part before rust
A: Yes, a dedicated detergent may be used to remove contaminants
prior to rust removal. This is a much more cost effective method
than relying on the rust remover to do the job.
Q: How can rust remover be applied?
A: Either by immersing the rusted part in the rust remover, or if an
object is too large to be immersed, by continuously recirculating
the solution over the object with a small pump and catch basin.
Q: Does concentrated rust remover contain acid?
A: No, it is the latest in chelant based rust removers, which are
non-hazardous and non-acid.
Q: What makes concentrated rust remover better?
A: Rust remover concentrate contains much more active chemical that 'pulls' the rust off of
metal and keeps it in solution.
Q: What about your competitor's claims of removing rust from
hundreds of pounds of metal with one quart or gallon?
A: These claims are wildly exaggerated. Think of a big ball of steel
that weighs 300 pounds that has light rust on it. Virtually any rust
remover out there can be continually sprayed over the ball and it
will remove the rust. Now take 300 pounds of fine steel grating, or
many small objects with a large surface area, bolts, nuts, etc..
That same quart or gallon of their fluid will not work, no small
amount of fluid can. In side-by-side tests, however, concentrated rust
remover has outperformed all of our competitors fluids in the amount
of rust removed and held in solution using the same amount of
similarly rusted metal.
Q: Will heating the fluid make any difference?
A: Yes, up to 150 degrees F speeds the rust removal.