Removes rust without attacking the base metals. Leaves an almost "white" metal surface even when removing heavy rust. Light rust stains can often be removed in a few minutes. Medium rust may require a 24 hour treatment, while heavy rust treatment somewhat longer.
It can be used to remove corrosion from stainless steel prior to the application (when it has been rinsed after rust removing) of a clear temporary or permanent rust inhibitor coating for protection against atmospheric pollution such as chlorides and sulfates, which are known to attack stainless steel.
Our rust removing products can be put into a tank if you wish to immerse the part. Suitable products are also available for process water systems and biodegradable de-liming solutions for specific types of corrosion and/or build of contaminants. Certain metal types such as zinc coated or galvanized require a special care as our rust removers remove all forms of oxide including zinc coatings and 'blueing'. For the removal of heavy rust, the best method is to warm the water based rust remover solution to 70 F to 97 F in order to accelerate the rust removal process. Mechanical agitation or scrubbing will also decrease the amount of time required.
Biodegradable rust removers are very safe products and will not normally cause any health or safety problems. Our rust remover liquids and KPR rust remover gels are nontoxic, non-hazardous, non-fuming, water based and biodegradable.
As a precaution, with any industrial product, it is recommended to wear proper personal protection.
Gloves and goggles should also be worn to keep the product(s) from coming into contact with the hands or the eyes. After treatment, the metal surface should be rinsed with clean, drinking quality water. Our rust removers do provide flash corrosion protection, (short term rust prevention) however, they do not provide corrosion protection after the rust remover once it is washed off the metal surface. Therefore, further treatment is necessary after rust removal rather quickly if you use a final rinse to remove the rust remover from the metal.
Options for a corrosion prevention treatment include: wrapping in a VCI film or VCI bag, VCI paper, dipping or brushing with a light oil, treating with temporary or permanent coatings, or painting of the area.
Working life and the reuse ability of the solution is dependent on the amount of rust that is removed.
The primary residue from the rust removal process is iron.
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