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Rust Doctor is a water based latex paint that allows you to paint over rusty metal and then topcoat with any kind of paint without the need to sand or grind to bare metal. This unique product chemically converts the rusty metal to black magnetite, which is a very hard form of iron oxide. Because magnetite is inert (will not react with moisture and oxygen), it creates a protective layer that keeps the metal from rusting. In addition, a latex primer is left on the surface, allowing for topcoating with any kind of paint. The rust is converted to magnetite and the surface is primed. In one step, Rust Doctor repairs rusty metal.


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Easy to Apply
Rust Doctor can be sprayed, brushed or rolled over rusty metal. If the surface you are painting is not in the direct sun, you do not need to topcoat. Machinery in a building or floorboards in a car are examples of areas that need not be top coated. If the surface is not as smooth as desired, sanding primers and body filler can be used to create as smoother surface. Rust Doctor is a very flexible product, which can be used in a wide variety of applications. See Tips and Tricks for other ways to use Rust Doctor.

Non Toxic and Non Flammable!
There are no solvents or strong acids in Rust Doctor. This allows you to restore rusty surfaces without the fear of toxic fumes or potential skin irritation. Rust Doctor can be sprayed in an enclosed environment without the need for special breathing equipment. Clean-up after using Rust Doctor is easy and only requires washing brushes and spray equipment with soap and water. Rust Doctor is a one step process and does not require any chemical preparation of the rusty metal or rinsing after it is applied. Shelf life is two years and the container can be opened and closed as many times as necessary. And, unlike many other solvent-based rust paints, Rust Doctor is completely non-flammable! It is an ideal product for customers who are concerned about the risk of fire whether at home or at the workplace.

Efficient Surface Preparation
One of the most effective ways to prepare greasy metal is with a chemical degreaser. Grease Doctor is a water-based cleaner that effectively removes dirt, grease, and oil from rusty metal prior to using Rust Doctor. Grease Doctor is also a concentrate that may be mixed with water -- one quart will make many gallons of cleaner. In areas that just need dirt removed, Grease Doctor is mixed with water at a rate of 20 parts water to 1 part Grease Doctor.

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All Rust Doctor products are nontoxic and biodegradable. To learn more about Rust Doctor see the How-To section of the website.

The Rust Doctor Ambulance is Coming to Your Town!

As a way to demonstrate the various ways to use Rust Doctor, The Rust Doctor Team is restoring a classic 1969 Pontiac Ambulance. This project will include treating all rust on the vehicle with Rust Doctor products. Features of the Rust Doctor Ambulance Restoration Project include installing a new 455 cubic inch engine with electronic fuel injection. Ambulance suspension will be improved by adding heavy-duty sway bars and air shocks. Sheet metal on the body will be treated with Rust Doctor and then painted with a base coat and clear coat. The interior will be restored as original in the passenger area while the cab will include custom dash, tilt steering, cruise control, air conditioning, custom sound system and six way power seats. The Rust Doctor Ambulance will travel the United States to attend cars shows and auto swap meets this summer and fall. Click here to learn more about the Rust Doctor Ambulance.



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Rusty Metal

1. Rusty metal before treatment

Rusty Metal Painted with Rust Doctor

2. Metal treated with Rust Doctor (notice how the rust is converted to black magnetite, which is inert and will not rust).

Painted Metal

3. Metal with final topcoat of paint. Click here to see how this process works!

 

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