Rusty Undercarriage

The Race is ON….

This customer is getting  his race car ready to go to the track. Here is a question from Eric about rust on his undercarriage.

I need to apply Rust Doctor to the undercarriage of my race car where most of the paint is gone and metal has surface rust.However the drive shaft tunnel is still painted and not rusted.  Will Rust Doctor adhere to the painted surface? If not, how long will it take to flake off before I can paint it?

Thank you for your time,

Eric


Hi Eric,

Thanks for your question. It is one that comes to us frequently and it’s great to check on it to make sure your project on your race car goes well.

After you have prepped your undercarriage with a cleaner/degreaser like Grease Doctor and rinsed it thoroughly, you can apply the Rust Doctor. The rust will convert to a black iron oxide surface with a clear primer on it. You can apply Rust Doctor over painted surfaces like the drive shaft tunnel. If there are any nicks or scratches, they will also turn black. You may then want to paint it as well. Scuffing the paint will help with the adhesion.

Good luck on your project Eric, and have a great racing season. Feel free to send us pictures of your race car. We always like to post pictures of our customer’s projects,( if you are OK with that). Just send a JPIG file and we will do the rest.

The Rust Doctor Team


As a reminders to all of our readers, Rust Doctor is bio-degradable, non-toxic, non-flammable and only requires water for cleanup. Rust Doctor is made in the USA.

If you have any questions about Rust Doctor or Grease Doctor, or wish to order, please visit our web page at www.rustdoctor.com.

There is a great video on our home page explaining how Rust Doctor can get rid of rusty metal forever!

If you need technical assistance or wish to order our products, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Click FAQ to see if we have an answer to your rust questions.

Products & Pricing

Land Rover Do-Over

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We heard from a customer who want to restore their Series Land Rovers. Land Rovers come in all sizes and styles and take  a lot of wear and tear. Rust Doctor is perfect for rusty metal problems on Rovers and all things rusty metal.

 


 

Hello,
I really like the idea of using Rust Doctor on some of the steel parts for our Series Land Rovers. However, I am hesitant to do so without a little more information. In my reading about magnetite and industrial applications of iron oxide, my understanding is that heat has to be applied to make it work and some type of coating applied thereafter to preserve it. I am wondering if you can tell me how Rust Doctor does this without the need for applying a lot of heat to the steel. If it makes chemical sense, then I am keen to try it!

Do you have any data on the length of time one can expect Rust Doctor to protect the steel in various environments, assuming 2 coats are used, all instructions followed and paint applied where appropriate?

Examples: Vehicle chassis
Steel door frames in vehicles
Steel rims
Steel stair railing outdoors

I would not intentionally apply it to aluminum but given that Land Rovers have some steel supporting parts and aluminum body panels, is there any adverse reaction if a little Rust Doctor gets on the aluminum?

Thank you very much,

Roxanne

 


 

Thank you for your interest in Rust Doctor. I imagine your Land Rover’s get a lot of action and they are now ready for a “update”.

Rust Doctor has been used in the marine, automotive, agriculture industries for almost 20 years. It uses a chemical process to convert Hematite (rust) to Magnetite. There is no heat involved in the conversion process. Magnetite is inert and therefore will not react to water and oxygen so it will not rust and protects the base metal from rusting as well. Depending on the thickness of the converted rust, the base metal will never rust unless the magnetite coating is very thin. In addition to converting the rust, Rust Doctor leaves a clear primer on the surface so you can top coat once the Rust Doctor has cured. A Rust Doctor treated surface has three layers of protection; a magnetite coating, a very good primer and the top coat. In most cases, the treated surface will never rust again. Generally only one coat of Rust Doctor is needed unless the rust is very thick. If two coats are used, the second coat would be applied while the first coat is still tacky. You can use Rust Doctor as a primer on Aluminum.

Here is the basic process for restoring rust and paint with Rust Doctor.

You can apply Rust Doctor over paint and rust. The Rust Doctor will find any rust on the surface and convert it to a non rusting black iron oxide called magnetite. In addition, a clear primer will be left on the surface of the paint and converted rust so you can top coat the surface with any kind or color of paint. You will need to wire brush the surface to remove any loose rust or paint before you apply the Rust Doctor. Be sure there is no loose paint on the surface as loose paint means there is rust behind it. Rust Doctor must come into direct contact with the rust to convert it. We have found the best way to prepare a surface for Rust Doctor treatment is to apply our Grease Doctor water-based cleaner/degreaser to the surface and work it in with the wire brush or a 3M Sanding Pad and then rinse the surface with water. You can use a pressure washer for this process as well. This removes dirt, grease, oil as well as the loose rust and paint. Remember you only need to brush the surface enough to remove loose rust and paint. If the surface has tight rust and paint, only a minimal amount of brushing will be necessary. Don’t be fooled by what looks like a clean surface. It always best to clean the surface before applying Rust Doctor.

Once the surface is clean, you can apply the Rust Doctor. Use a brush or spray gun to apply the Rust Doctor to the surface. If you use a conventional spray gun, use a 19-22 tip. Undercoating guns or Airless Spray guns work very well with this product. You can put Rust Doctor in a pump-up garden sprayer to reach hard to get at places. Rust Doctor will not hurt rubber, glass, plastic, wiring or paint. If you get Rust Doctor on a surface you don’t want it, wipe it off with a wet rag. You can clean your brush, spray gun and etc. with soap and water. There are no strong fumes when using Rust Doctor.

The primer Rust Doctor leaves on the surface when it dries will accept any kind or color of paint, primer, bed lining material, sound deadening material, body filler and fiberglass. You can weld on Rust Doctor treated surface because the magnetite is a metallic structure. When you weld on a Rust Doctor treated surface, you will burn (only light smoke) off the clear primer on the surface. Once you have finished welding and grinding the surface, paint the area with Rust Doctor so it will be primed and ready to paint. The primer on the surface can withstand about 300 degrees of temperature. If your welder is not burning off the primer quickly, you can just knock off the primer where you want to weld with a wire wheel on a drill motor.

Basically treating rusty metal involves a three step process:

1. Clean the surface to remove any surface contamination.
2. Remove any loose rust or paint.
3. Apply Rust Doctor

If you go to our blog  you will see 36+ articles about Rust Doctor projects including car parts and railings.  We have a video on our web site that gives you more information on the ease of using our product to eliminate rust permanently.

The Rust Doctor is non-flammable, non-toxic, and bio-degradable….AND it is easy water clean up!

If you have more questions or need technical assistance on your project, please contact us.

The Rust Doctor Team

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Here is a link to the story on removing rust from railings. Enjoy!

 

Ask the Rust Doctor – Minor Rust Nicks & Scratches

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Oh those irritating little nicks and scratches that eventually rust. Here is an e-mail from a customer who is wanting to know how to deal with those pesky rusty metal nicks and scratches before she sends it off for a pint job.

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Good Evening,

My question is – Can Rust Doctor be used on a vehicle that has minor rust and can it be used on the entire vehicle to prevent rust before sending my car to Maaco for painting? Reason being –  if you know about Hondas’, they tend to rust at wheel wells all the time.  I want to fix that problem but also ensure that rust won’t appear anywhere else on my car. From my understanding, Rust Doctor once dried can be painted over and I wouldn’t have to prime my car. Your immediate reply is greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Kitrinna S

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Hi Kitrinna,

Congratulations for keeping your car in top shape!  Acting now can save your car from  more damage from rust in the future. You can use the Rust Doctor on any thing that is rusty, including cars.  Probably over half our customers are using Rust Doctor to repair their cars, including some very expensive collector cars.  To fix the rust spots on your car, clean the rusty area with a water based cleaner to remove contamination such as dirt and road oil (along the lower part of the car) as well as oil from your hands.  Rinse the surface to remove continents.  Our Grease Doctor cleaner/degreaser is a good product for this purpose.  It is a concentrate so you mix water with it depending on how strong a cleaner you want.  Mixing directions are on the bottle.

 

Here is an example of the beginning of rust.  Convert this easily with Rust Doctor.

Minor Rusty Metal

Once the surface is clean, you can apply Rust Doctor to any rust on the surface.  Use an artists brush ( small pointed paint brush) to dab Rust Doctor on nicks and scratches.  Because Rust Doctor has rust converters and a clear primer, it will tend to help fill the depression left by the loss of paint on the damaged spot.  Once the Rust Doctor has dried for 24 hours, you can use a bottle of touch up paint to finish the repair job.  Once rust turns black from the application of Rust Doctor, you will never have to deal with rust on that spot again.  I should point out that Rust Doctor must come in contact with rust to eliminate the rust.  Rust Doctor does not prevent rust if applied to a non- rusty surface.

Check out our extended  video on our “how to”  page for more information on how Rust Doctor works.

Rust Doctor is easy to use.  It is non-flammable, bio-degradable, non-toxic and water-based for easy clean-up.

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We hope this information was helpful.

Best Regards,

The Rust Doctor Team

Feel free to  contact us with any questions regarding Rust Doctor Products

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Rusty Metal is Everywhere!

The Rust Doctor is located in Southern Oregon, USA. But rusty metal is everywhere!

Rusty Metal is Worldwide

We get inquiries from all over the world.  Rust Doctor has been shipped to New Zealand,  Australia,  England,  Poland and other countries. When we got a recent email from a Dan in Canada about using Rust Doctor to remove rust on his car restoration project. We thought it might be a good time to give a review of the process on preparing a project for rust removal.  Here is what our technical team wrote to Dan in Canada.

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HI Dan,

You can apply Rust Doctor over bare metal, paint and rust. Rust Doctor usually turns bare metal black because there is some rust in the metal, it just hasn’t come to the surface.  Of course Rust Doctor will turn the rust into a non-rusting black iron oxide but it won’t have any effect on the paint.  The entire treated surface will be left with a clear primer coating so you will see black and the paint through the clear primer.  Quite often there will be tiny nicks a scratches in the paint that have rust present so you will see these as black spots in the paint.  Sometimes they are so small; you don’t know the rust is there until you treat the surface with Rust Doctor. Then your project is ready for the next step in your restoration. You can paint with any paint you choose. You can easily use Rust Doctor and body fillers. Check out this blog post  on our site regarding body fillers.

Fillers

This is body filler on the Rust Doctor Ambulance

Regarding where you can use Rust Doctor, based on what I described above, you can use Rust Doctor anywhere on any part or location on a car.  Of course you will need to clean the surface before you use Rust Doctor.  Our Grease Doctor works very well for this purpose because it is a concentrate you mix with water.  You can adjust the strength of the product by adding more or less water.  For example, the engine compartment, undercarriage and frame are likely to have oil or grease on the surface so you use it straight or with one or two parts water as a degreaser.  Outside sheet metal may have light road oil residue along the bottom  while upper areas my only have oil from touching the surface or some other light residue so you can adjust the cleaning mixture accordingly.  Interior areas of the car are usually free of oil residue and can be cleaned with a ratio of ten parts water to one part Grease Doctor.  It is important to clean all areas to be treated as a clean surface is important before treating with Rust Doctor.  Be sure and rinse the surfaces with water to remove cleaner and surface contamination.  If you can’t rise with a hose, you can use a bucket and rags to rinse the surface.  As you probably know, preparation is the key to any successful painting project.

Unlike other products on the market, Rust Doctor is biodegradable, non-toxic, non-flammable and easy water clean up. You do not need specialized respirators as many solvent based products require. Check out this link from our Rust Doctor web site.

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We are happy to assist you with any future questions or technical help in removing rust.  Contact us here.

As a reminder, our Youtube (short version) video on how to use Rust Doctor is available on our website.  We also have a more detailed version for viewing.  We   address many car, home, and industrial use on our blog. Come and visit! FAQ

The Rust Doctor Team

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QUESTION: How to Remove Rust from My SUV

We get email questions that can also benefit our other readers. Here is an email from a Maryland reader. This customer is working to get rid of rust on his SUV and has some specific questions regarding rusty metal we would like to share with you.  This reader included his own pictures for illustration. We love to get pictures from our readers. If you have any before and after pictures of your projects, send them our way. We can feature your rusty metal projects in a future blog.

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1. Is Rust Doctor thin enough to be sprayed using a garden sprayer, such as the one below? If not, can it be thinned with water and retain its effectiveness if used in multiple coats? I’d like to use this wand to get down between inner and outer fender panels and other hard to reach places on my SUV.

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For “hard to reach” areas of rusty metal, reach for a garden sprayer, spray bottle or even a syringe.

Rust Doctor is thin enough to go through a garden sprayer.  However, the pressure in the sprayer is not enough to atomize the paint to give you a nice even spray.  For the use you describe, this process will work fine as the sprayer will get the Rust Doctor to the surfaces you want to treat, just not in a nice even spray.  You do not want to thin Rust Doctor as it will diminish the effectiveness of the product.  The viscosity of Rust Doctor is more fluid than Latex paint which allows you to use it in a spray gun with a latex tip.  Also, it is fluid enough to penetrate seams and crevices to convert rust to magnetite and completely seal them. This makes reaching those rusty spots easy for the restorer. That way you don’t have to take door panels etc. apart. Regarding multiple coats, usually only one coat of Rust Doctor is needed to treat a surface.  Heavy rust may require a second coat.  Apply the second coat of Rust Doctor while the first coat is still tacky.

 2. What is the “pot life” of Rust Doctor once a container has been opened?

You can open and close a container of Rust Doctor as much as necessary without affecting the two year shelf life. 

Make sure that Rust Doctor is not exposed to freezing weather.

3. Your site says Rust Doctor can be used over paint. If I treat the lower fender chips shown in the photo below, will it only affect the rust spots and leave the paint alone? In your video, it seemed to stain the paint, as well. My thought was to treat, fill the chips with filler, sand, and spray on a rubberized coating. Do you think that will work?

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Rusty spots on this customer’s SUV.

Rust Doctor does two things when you apply it to the surface of rusty metal or rusty metal and paint.  The rust converters change the red iron oxide we call rust to a non-rusting black iron oxide called magnetite which will never rust.  The magnetite actually protects the base metal from ever rusting.  The entire surface that is treated is covered with a clear latex primer.  So when you paint your lower fenders, the Rust Doctor will convert any rust on the surface to magnetite and coat the entire surface (paint and converted rust) with a latex primer.  You can then top coat the surface with any kind of paint, bed liner coating or sound deadening material.  Nothing in Rust Doctor will affect the paint.  The stains you refer to is some of the rust in the clear primer picked up by the brush and converted black magnetite.  This does not affect the surface in any way.  Your suggestion of filling the chipped spots after Rust Doctor treatment with filler and then painting with a rubberized coating should work just fine. The latex primer in Rust Doctor will fill the nicks to some degree, requiring less filler.  By the way, when you paint Rust Doctor on the fender you will see a lot more black spots on the surface than rust spots on the surface before treatment. That is because Rust Doctor finds any rust on the surface and coverts it to magnetite, even the tinniest little scratch or nick in the paint.

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REMEMBER: Rust Doctor is non-toxic, non-flammable and biodegradable. All Rust Doctor products are made in the USA! 

 

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Your rusty metal solution is here!

 

For more information on how to use Rust Doctor on rusty metal, click here. If you need technical assistance, we are here to help! Please contact the Rust Doctor team for help.

How Love & Rust Doctor Can Remove Rust

Impossible! No way! Are you kidding? Hopeless!

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This is what you may think if you come across rust that looks this bad. Or perhaps you think it is a piece of modern art. But the truth is, what is  old and rusty can be made new again with Rust Doctor products. While this may be a challenge, if you love something, then restore it! You can remove rust with the help of Rust Doctor.

 

Brazil's 56 Chevy

Thanks for picture
Glenn and Vanishia

Here is one of our favorite pictures a customer sent us from Washington of their 1956  Chevy Belair Sports Coupe.  They used Rust Doctor to tackle the rust in their restoration project.Thanks Venisha and Glenn for sharing your car restoration. It’s a beauty!

Virtually all standard paints require the removal of rust before surfaces can be primed and painted. With Rust Doctor, rust does not need to be removed. Rusty surfaces only need to be cleaned before they are treated with Rust Doctor. This saves a great deal of time and effort in the repair and maintenance of metal surfaces. In addition, Rust Doctor incorporates a clear latex primer that dries on the surface, allowing for the application of a topcoat. The Rust Doctor converts the rust and primes the surface, all in one easy step.  Of course you have to brush off the flakes of rust and paint as a first steps to removing rust. For more information about removing rust, check out our video here.  Check out other posts on our blog for other questions customers have about rust removal.

Do you have a project you would like to share with our readers on the blog? Do you have a question you would like to see address on the blog? Let us know. You can send your pictures and questions to the Rust Doctor here.

Remember, Rust Doctor products are non-toxic, non-flammable and biodegradable.  Rust Doctor is easily cleaned up with water. Were proud to say Rust Doctor is made in the USA!

The Rust Doctor Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remove Rust from Your Trunk

We are really glad to see the “before” and “after” pictures some of our customers send us on their adventure to remove rust. Here is a note and pictures from Jon in Washington.  He decided Rust Doctor was the best product for his project. We agree!  No grinding or expensive sand blasting. The great thing about using Rust Doctor products is that they are safe!  Rust Doctor is non-toxic, non-flammable, and biodegradable. No need for special gloves, protective wear, special ventilation  and respirators. The Rust Doctor Team is proud that our products are made in the USA. 

If you want to learn more about how to use our products,check out our web site and video.  You also can click here for more information on how to use Rust Doctor products.We thrive on quality  customer service. If you are working to remove rust on something and need some advice, call or email us with your questions.  We are here to assist you in your success. Rust Doctor come in several sizes for your convenience.
Rust Doctor:
I found the pictures I spoke to you about at Puyallup, (Washington) swap meet last month. I bought your product at Monroe spring swap. Thank you.

Jon S.

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Trunk before repairing rust

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Close up detail of rust

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After shot.
Well done – Jon from WA!

Remove Rust from Your Door Jambs

Here’s a solution for a customer who has a problem with rust on his door jambs and wheel wells.

Rust Doctor,

Help! I have a 2003 GMC Sierra and this winter has been hell on my truck. The jamb under the doors and body around the wheel wells are being eaten away with rust. This spring I am thinking of cutting it all out but am afraid of doing more harm then good…. Any recommendations?  

Mike

Hi Mike,

It sounds like winter has wreaked havoc on your truck.  This winter has been hard on many of our customers. You are wise to think twice about cutting out any metal. You do not need to cut out the rusted metal, we have any easier option for you.  Rust Doctor will convert all the rust to a hard non-rusting black iron oxide which will never rust again and leave a clear primer on the surface so you can top coat with any kind or color of paint.  Here are the steps to fixing your problem:

  1. Apply our Grease Doctor cleaner/degreaser to the rusty surface and brush with a wire brush to remove loose rust and paint.  Rinse the surface thoroughly with water.  Check the surface to be sure there is not loose rust or paint on the surface.  If there is, remove it with the wire brush.
  1. Apply Rust Doctor with a brush, applying enough so that there is no rust showing through the surface.  On areas where the rust is particularly heavy, you may want to apply a second coat of Rust Doctor while the first coat is still tacky which is usually about 10 minutes after you applied the first coat.  You can wash your brush under the water faucet for future use.
  1. After the Rust Doctor has cured for 24 hours, you can use body filler/putty or fiberglass on any areas you feel are too this or weak or have small holes or to create a smoother surface for top coating.  You can weld on a Rust Doctor treated surface if you need to.  
  1. As is done in body shops, you can spray sanding primer on the surface and sand with 200 grit wet and dry paper, applying one or more coats until you have the surface as smooth as you need.  The advantage of wet and dry paper is you can sand dip and sand and dip in water and wash off the paint particles as you sand the primed surface. This would be along the door jams as you can see these areas.  Since the fender wells are out of site it could be painted as is. 
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Rust Doctor come in 3 sizes

 

 

 

 

 

 

One quart of Rust Doctor and a quart of Grease Doctor should be enough for the amount of surface area you are treating. The beauty of Rust Doctor for rust removal is it is non-toxic, non-flammable and biodegradable.  Many of the solvent based product require special ventilation  and strongly suggest the use of respirators . Rust Doctor is a safe and easy to use product to remove rust. Be sure you watch the video on using Rust Doctor on our web site.

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Example of before,during and after using Rust Doctor.

If you have more questions on using Rust Doctor, please email or call us here. Our team is always happy to assist our customers with their questions or concerns about their projects.

The Rust Doctor Team

 

 

 

Rusty Frame & Guarantee

 Here is an email from Ken regarding a rusted frame & more.

I am writing to get some more information on your product, Rust Doctor. As I searched the internet, I could not find many video’s that demonstrated clear use (step by step) of their products to remove rust. These products were also solvent based, which is a safety concern to me. I did notice that your video on your web site and YouTube does demonstrate the use of Rust Doctor on rusty metal . Do you have any testimonials for your product?  I have several car enthusiast friends who are also interested, but they wanted to see some non-biased results from other Rust Doctor customers.   I have a 1997  Chevy Suburban that has a very rusted  frame. Would your Rust Doctor product convert this rust into a surface that could be directly primed and painted without the rust returning ? What is the warranty for your product?

Thanks for all the info,

Ken

Hi Ken.

Thanks for you questions regarding the use of Rust Doctor products. We are glad you caught our video on our site and on YouTube. Our product differs greatly from the solvent based products that you find out on the market. Safety is a concern for both home use and industry customers. Our product is water-based. It is non-toxic, non-flammable and biodegradable. This should address your concern about safe use of our products to remove rust. It also makes clean up a breeze, especially if you are using airless sprayers.

Our guarantee: We will return your purchase price if our product does not perform as stated and you carefully follow the directions on the bottle.

 Regarding your other question. Rust Doctor works by converting the rust, while most solvent based products cover or encapsulate the rust.

Once the rust has converted, it leaves a clear primer on the surface. We recommend painting with Rust Doctor over the entire surface you are working on. Then both the converted rust and the paint will now be primed. The rusty areas will turn black which means the rust is permanently gone and is now protecting the base metal underneath. If there is any rust in the bare metal (even down in the pores of the metal which you can’t see), it will turn black. You can paint the surface after it has cured in 24 hours. It is dry to touch in 30 minutes, which helps prevent dust collecting on the surface.  If the surface is exposed to a lot of long term moisture, we recommend top coating.  However, if the surface is on the interior of a vehicle or building, you can skip the top coating phase.

 You will need to clean the surface with a water based cleaner/degreaser such as our Grease Doctor before treating the surface. Apply the cleaner to the surface and brush it lightly with a wire brush. The brushing will remove loose rust and paint. Rinse the surface with water to remove contaminants, loose rust and loose paint. Now the surface is ready for a Rust Doctor treatment. Wash your brush or clean your spray gun with water. Rust Doctor dries to touch in 20 to 30 minutes. Allow 24 hours for complete cure.

You can use body filler, fiberglass on a Rust Doctor treated surface (scuff lightly before application). Also, you can weld on a Rust Doctor treated surface.

Testimonials: Check out our blog to see how our customers have successfully used Rust Doctor to remove rust. You can also check out some testimonials the Rust Doctor web page.

 

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Follow-Up: Ken contacted us later to order Rust Doctor products for his frame work on his Chevy Suburban. He was impressed with the level of customer service the Rust Doctor offered. It is our goal to provide the quality “customer centered” service to help you with your project, large or small. If you have before or after pictures of your projects, we would like to feature them on our blog . Just forward them to us and we will do the rest. Have a question? Call or email us.

Rust Doctor Team

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Rust Doctor Temperature Limitations

Here is a great question from a Rust Doctor customer. It’s easy to get caught up in the outside beauty of a project car’s “look”. This includes the paint, wheels chrome etc.  But Steve’s question about the Rust Doctor’s rust removal abilities “under the hood” or undercarriage speaks to the quality care he is giving his car. Using our products for rust removal is wise insurance for the longevity of his car. Thanks for the question Steve. If you have a question about rust removal, please contact the Rust Doctor.

Hello,

Will a cured application of Rust Doctor rust remover withstand the operating temperatures of the exhaust manifolds (stock) on a SB Chevy 327(stock)?

Thanks,

Steve

Hi Steve,

Rust Doctor will convert the rust on the exhaust manifold to a non-rusting black iron oxide that can withstand temperatures much higher than those found on an exhaust manifold. In fact you can weld on the converted rust.

Rust Doctor also leaves a clear primer on the surface that will accept any kind of paint. However, the clear primer will burn off anywhere the temperature is above 300 degrees which is much of the manifold. After the primer burns off, you can paint the manifold with a high temp paint which does not need a primer and can be painted over the converted rust. By the way, exhaust pipes and mufflers do not reach 300 degrees so the black iron oxide will have a slight sheen from the primer left on the surface.

The Rust Doctor Team

This job required a lot of rust removal with Rust Doctor. This was behind the grill on the 1969 Bonneville Pontiac.

This job required a lot of rust removal with Rust Doctor. This was behind the grill on the 1969 Bonneville Pontiac.

After application of RD

Here is an AFTER shot of the rust removal. We could hardly wait to get the grill back on the “Bonne”.

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Here is a front shot of the finished grill after all the rust removal and new paint and polished up grill. This shot was taken at the Bonneville Salt Flats by Graham Lewis