Rusted surfaces are no match for the rust converter range at Repco
Shop for the best brands of rust remover and rust converter
One of the most common forms of iron oxide is rust and when working on cars or spending any amount of time with tools or metal surfaces exposed to the elements you will come into contact with plenty of rusty surfaces.
Save yourself the headaches and don't be cutting out large sections of sheet metal dotted with surface rust, when with a quality rust converter from Repco you can limit further corrosion and turn any rusted surface into a solid base to apply a primer coating to. Repco's range of rust converters come from such trusted brands as CRC, Lanotec and Balchan, giving you the confidence of a proper repair with a minimum of fuss.
Iron Oxide is a dirty word when it comes to car maintenance and restoration
Playing with older cars and sooner or later you will come across existing rust that is going to be a task to remove. We all don't have access to plasma cutters and welders to replace rusted surfaces with new bare metal, so we resort to a wire brush or mechanical sander to be removing rust and rust scale.
Cleaning these surfaces is the first step but then you will need a protective primer layer to stabilise the surface, and this is where applying rust converter comes in.
Through a simple one step application the chemical reaction of the rust converter turns any remaining iron oxide into a hard black coat that is resistant to moisture and prevents further rusting of the surface. From here you can then apply a primer and top coat of paint to shield it from other contaminants.
Rust converters are you best defence in holding back the dreaded tin worm
To effectively conduct any rust treatment you need to ensure all flaking rust, dirt, oil, and grease has been removed to ensure the rust converter sufficiently converts rust.
Whilst always ensuring adequate personal protective gear is worn, especially safety glasses and thick chemical resistant gloves, most rust converters you buy are water based with tannic acid as the active ingredient. This means to apply the rust converter it will be sprayed on and left to penetrate any existing rust. Also ensure the surface temperature of the metal being treated is neither not to hot nor too cold to enable the chemical reaction to adequately occur.
Repco are your one stop shop for panel repair and rust converters
Whether on the car, treating iron railings or applied to cast iron our range of rust converters take out the hassle in repairing rusty surfaces.
Stocking not just the best in rust converters we also have a vast range of panel prep and panel repair products to enable you to tackle the toughest bodywork and paint challenges. If your skills up to task we also stock a great range of welders to enable fresh metal to replace those corroded and rusted surfaces.