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The Technology Behind Rust Patrol
Nanotechnology Takes on Rust

Rust Patrol was invented in Houston, TX by Dr. James Tour, a preeminent scientist in the field of nanotechnology. Rust Patrol uses nanotechnology to work better, faster, and longer than any other thin-film temporary coating on the market. Actively seeking metal like a magnet, Rust Patrol forms a bond at the molecular level, giving more complete coverage. It’s tenacious — it doesn’t wear off easily.

We’re 100% USA-made, sourcing our chemicals, cans, bottles, labels, blending, all of it, right here in the United States. From our warehouse in Fort Mill, SC, we ship product all over the world. See our Store Locator for where to buy near you.

Meet Dr. James M. Tour, Ph.D.
  • T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Chemistry
  • Professor of Computer Science
  • Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering
  • Rice University
  • James M. Tour, a synthetic organic chemist, received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Syracuse University, his Ph.D. in synthetic organic and organometallic chemistry from Purdue University, and postdoctoral training in synthetic organic chemistry at the University of Wisconsin and Stanford University.
    Tour has over 700 research publications and over 140 patent families, with an h-index = 147 with total citations of ~103,000. In 2020, he became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and in the same year was awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Centenary Prize for innovations in materials chemistry with applications in medicine and nanotechnology.
    Tour was named among “The 50 Most Influential Scientists in the World Today” by in 2019; listed in “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” by Thomson Reuters in 2014; and recipient of the Trotter Prize in “Information, Complexity and Inference” in 2014; and was the Lady Davis Visiting Professor, Hebrew University, June, 2014. Tour was named “Scientist of the Year” by R&D Magazine, 2013.
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