So, you’ve removed the rust, now what? Protect with Rust-Block.
Our Evapo-Rust team can be a bit obsessive about rust. We are proud of our cars, tools, and gear, and it’s a matter of pride to keep them in good condition. We are not going to let a little bit of metal corrosion rob us of the work we’ve done to restore a classic car or a set of tools we’ve had passed down to us through the generations.
Maintenance Prevents Vehicle Rust
Let’s talk more about vehicles. The salt and minerals used to treat icy roadways can wreak major havoc on your car. Rust is like plaque. Just like we need to go to the dentist to stop the build-up from causing problems with our teeth, you need to protect your car from the build-up of rust. If dust and debris are accumulating on the surface of your vehicle, it’s time for a preventative cleaning to scour the rust. The good news you can repair most automotive rust at home with just a few simple tools.
To better protect your vehicle, take the following steps:
- Check for scrapes or nicks regularly. Rust loves exposed metal. Use a small piece of sandpaper to smooth the surface of the scrape.
- Deep clean. Wash your car frequently even in the winter, especially the undercarriage, where grime, salt, and rust can build up without you noticing. Wheel wells, undercarriages, doors, and trunks are all hot spots for rust.
- Apply Rust-Block™. Spray or wipe it on the surface of any exposed metal.
- Seal. Touch up nicks and scrapes with a coat of primer, automotive paint, and sealant.
Prevent Rust During Storage
Now, let’s say you’re in the middle of a project, and you need to step away for a few weeks. For example, you want to store your lovingly restored 1967 Ford Mustang over the winter. You don’t want to come out to your car to see rusty rotors. What should you do?
If you don’t have time to paint or prime, use it to prevent rusting for up to 12 months until you have time to continue with your project. When you’re ready to paint, simply rinse with warm water and dry thoroughly. It’s easy to remove and will not cause problems with paint adhering to the metal.
Spray the rotors with Rust-Block. It’s safe to use on all metals, and it will prevent rusting. When you come back in the spring, your car will look the same as when you stored it.
How to Use Rust-Block for Gear and Tools
- Apply. Simply spray, immerse, or wipe Rust-Block on your tools or gear. Rust-Block is available in aerosol or trigger sprayer.
- Let dry. Rust-Block dries at the same rate as water, leaving a thin, non-tacky, invisible film that inhibits rust for up to a year.
- Rinse. When you are ready to remove the invisible coating, simply rinse it away with warm water. Then your item is ready to paint, primer or oil.
What can I use it on?
Rust-Block is safe to use on all metals, polymers, plastics, coatings, and most paints. You can use it on auto parts, tools, sporting goods, grills, hardware, lawn tools, and garden equipment, etc. Rust protection lasts for up to one year.
If the steel has a coating, will the coating be damaged by using it?
No, Rust-Block will not damage any polymers, plastics, or coatings.
Can it be used on paint?
Rust-Block can be used on painted surfaces without damaging most paints.
When used as a rust inhibitor, should I remove it before treating the metal with a coating or paint?
Yes, most coatings bond with the metal. Rust-Block should be removed before any other coatings are applied. You can rinse off it with water and dry the parts before adding a different coating.
Will it work on all kinds of metals?
Rust-Block will work with all ferrous and non-ferrous metals. It has been tested on copper and brass and works very well with these metals.
Are there any conditions that will affect the performance of Rust-Block?
Rust-Block is a water-based rust inhibitor designed for indoor use. If exposed to water, the water will weaken and/or remove the protective coating. Keep items treated with Rust-Block away from direct contact with water.