Surface active moieties that physisorb to the oxide layer. Meaning, Rust Patrol is attracted to metal surfaces & creates a strong bond.
How long does Rust Patrol last?
Depending on conditions, Rust Patrol can last up to 3 months outside. Sometimes longer. Rust Patrol Lubricating Oil lasts approximately 85-90% as long as Multi-Purpose (again, depending on environment). If Rust Patrol is being used in an application with considerable wear and tear, more frequent application is recommended. Rust Patrol products can last even longer on equipment stored in a covered area or warehouse.
On what kinds of metals does Rust Patrol work?
Rust Patrol works on a wide range of metals, including, but not limited to: copper, nickel, aluminum, carbon steel, stainless steel, magnesium, zinc, and more!
We do not recommend painting over Rust Patrol. Rust Patrol is attracted to metal surfaces, so your paint would not be able to penetrate the Rust Patrol barrier in order to adhere to the metal surface. We do suggest applying Rust Patrol over paint as a sacrificial coating. This works very well, particularly at weld points.
This depends on the type of rubber. Higher quality rubbers such as viton are less likely to be affected by Rust Patrol. Please test with a sample first to be sure.
Like any product in this category, Rust Patrol does have some environmental impact. But Rust Patrol products are non-toxic and we also have Rust Patrol Lubricating Oil a no vocs (volatile organic compounds), helping companies lower their hazardous emissions.
No. Since Rust Patrol is an oil based product it should be contained during application & removal.