Important points for a successful project

  • Rust Bullet coatings are ready to use right from the can. Thinning is not necessary. Adjust the application equipment as opposed to adjusting the coating.
  • Rust Bullet Coatings should be stirred thoroughly by hand for at least 3 minutes. Do not shake the can to mix. Avoid creating air bubbles in the coating during mixing.
  • Only pour out what you intend to use in one hour and quickly re-seal the can. Wipe clean any coating from the rim of the container before resealing.
  • Use Bloxygen to keep any left over from curing up to six months. Bloxygen is an inert Argon gas that will displace the oxygen and provide a much longer storage life for unused portions of previously opened containers.
  • Rust Bullet Solvent works best for cleanup, equipment prep. Do not use lacquer thinner, vinyl thinner, epoxy solvent, or any alcohol or unapproved solvent. If Rust Bullet Solvent is unavailable, Xylene, Toluene, or Acetone may be substituted.
  • When using spray equipment, flush Rust Bullet Solvent through pumps, lines and guns prior to spraying to remove any existing moisture or other contaminates.
  • Never allow sweat, rain, mist or other contaminates to fall into a Rust Bullet Coating. Even a drop or two can drastically affect results.
  • Apply in thin, even coats. Thick coats will cause bubbling , also known as Solvent Popping, and eventually a coating failure.
  • Standard, Automotive and Rust Bullet for Concrete do not require a top coat, however, if you want a different color, a top coat may be applied between 2-6 hours, up to 12 hours after the final coat. If 12 or more hours have lapsed, wait for the last coat to cure for at least 24 hours, then lightly scuff with 150 grit; enough to break the glaze to create a surface profile.
  • Rust Bullet BlackShell, WhiteShell, Clear Shot, and Color Shells are top coats and are meant to be used as the final coats. You may use them as a stand alone coating, however, you will not receive the longevity of using them as a top coat over the Standard, Automotive, or Concrete Formulations.