Total Solutions Rust Converter
We tested a rust converter sold by Total Solutions. It advertises that it will halt corrosion and create a primer coating for future painting, so we followed the directions to see what it could do with a rusty bracket from our truck project.
The rust converter is a semi-viscous solution that needs to be shaken or stirred before use. It can be brushed or rolled, depending upon the needs of the user. In our case we brushed on the converter and found it was quite easy to spread it in an even coat, which is critical for proper rust conversion.
The bracket is ready, after some wire-brushing to remove loose rust.
We left the bracket to cure overnight. The manufacturer states that it dries in 20 minutes (which it did) but that a full cure takes 24 hours. When we examined the piece after curing we found the surface to be quite resilient and the texture to be smooth. It was indeed ready for paint without the need for any intermediate primer.
It's always good to use throw-away brushes for things like this.
So how does it measure up to other commercial rust converters? Well, we found it easier to spread than the popular converters and it left the surface much more "natural" than those thick converters.
Overall, we have to give Total Solutions Rust Converter a thumbs-up. It's easy to use, doesn't have any objectionable odor and the results are excellent.
For more information on Total Solutions' Rust Converter, you can contact
The Rust Store.
It's just as promised.