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GENERAL

Rust Bullet General FAQ's
What is the difference between the Standard and the Automotive formulations?
What is Rust Bullet's product line?
Safety Guidelines
Important points for a successful project
What is the recommended surface preparation?
Should I apply Rust Bullet only where rust is apparent?
Can Rust Bullet be applied on damp or wet surfaces?
How should I stir Rust Bullet Coatings?
What type of protective clothing should I wear?
What can be used to thin Rust Bullet?
Can I pour Rust Bullet into another container?
What is the temperature service range of Rust Bullet Coatings?
How can Rust Bullet Coatings be applied?
Why do I need to apply at least two coats?
How can I tell when to apply the next coat of Rust Bullet?
What do I do if I waited too long to apply my next coat of Rust Bullet?
When can I apply a top coat?
Can a surface coated with Rust Bullet be welded?
Why do I have bleed through?
What causes bubbling in the finish of a project coated with Rust Bullet?
How do I remove Rust Bullet from skin?
What are the proper equipment clean-up procedures?
Can Rust Bullet be applied over fiberglass?
What is the proper storage & handling of Rust Bullet Products?

CONCRETE

Which Rust Bullet product do I use for concrete?
What is Rust Bullet for Concrete? Is it a two part epoxy?
Do I need a non-skid additive? Is Rust Bullet for Concrete slippery after it has dried?
Why Rust Bullet and not Epoxy?
What color is Rust Bullet for Concrete?
Can I coat all types of concrete surfaces?
Can I apply Rust Bullet for Concrete on the concrete around my fireplace?
Can I apply it myself?
Can I apply Rust Bullet to new concrete?
What do I do if my concrete has been sealed with a concrete sealer?
Does Rust Bullet protect against hot tire pickup? Chemical spills?
How much do I need? Is the coverage the same for all coats?
What is a concrete surface profile?
How do I prepare my floor?
How can I tell if I need to create a surface profile prior to application of Rust Bullet for Concrete?
Do I have to acid etch my floor before applying Rust Bullet for Concrete?
Do I have to apply a concrete sealer prior to applying Rust Bullet for Concrete?
What can I use to remove oil or grease stains off of my concrete?
How do I determine if the concrete is dry enough for application?
How is Rust Bullet for Concrete applied? What is the best method?
How many coats do I need to apply?
How long do I wait between coats?
What is the ideal temperature range and humidity level to apply Rust Bullet for Concrete?
What to do if I see roller marks?
Can I apply Rust Bullet for Concrete over existing paint?
Do I have to thin Rust Bullet for Concrete?
How do I use a non-skid additive with Rust Bullet for Concrete?
What if I decide I want a non-slip surface after my coated floor has cured?
What is the procedure for applying additional coat(s) of Rust Bullet for Concrete after my project has been completed and is dry/cured?
If I want a different color other than metallic gray, can I topcoat Rust Bullet for Concrete and when should it be applied?
Can I add decorative flakes to my Rust Bullet for Concrete application? What is the process for applying them?
Can I apply BlackShell, WhiteShell, or ColorShell on top of flakes?
How long do I have to wait to walk on my freshly coated floor?
How long do I wait to drive or put all my stuff back onto my freshly coated floor?
How do I remove Rust Bullet for Concrete if I spill it on a surface I didn’t intend to coat?
Can I apply any Rust Bullet WhiteShell, BlackShell, Clear Shot or ColorShells without using Rust Bullet for Concrete?
Can I use Rust Bullet for Concrete on my metal trim?
How do I clean my concrete that has been coated with Rust Bullet for Concrete? What if it is a chemical spill?
Is it safe to prepare food on a surface coated with Rust Bullet for Concrete?
How do I maintain my concrete that has been protected with Rust Bullet for Concrete?

INDUSTRIAL

Is Rust Bullet appropriate for Industrial and Commercial projects?
What is Dry Film Thickness (dft)?
How do I know what the recommended dry film thickness (dft) is for my project?
How do I ensure the finished project has sufficient mil coverage?
What are the appropriate stirring & mixing methods for Rust Bullet Coatings?
How does Rust Bullet compare to an epoxy primer?
Will Rust Bullet protect my galvanized metal roof?
What is the recommended application method for galvanized corrugated roofs?
Will Rust Bullet protect concrete?
Is Rust Bullet recommended for use on a chain-link fence?
Will Rust Bullet protect metal and concrete from magnesium chloride?
Is Rust Bullet an appropriate coating for use on an air duct?
Does Rust Bullet contain lead or chromates?
Will fertilizer and lime affect Rust Bullet?
What are the effects of fuels on a cured Rust Bullet Coating?
Is Rust Bullet compatible with cadmium?
What if my project requires a faster re-coat time?
Can Rust Bullet be top coated?
When can I apply a topcoat if the Rust Bullet has been accelerated with Rapid Fire?
Will I have problems Rust Bullet if I am located in an area with high humidity?
Can Rust Bullet be used instead of standard military paint?
Can Rust Bullet Topcoats provide protection for industrial and commercial projects?

MARINE

What is the recommended method of application for marine use?
What are the recommendations on surface preparation or media blasting?
Can Rust Bullet be applied over existing paint?
Should I apply Rust Bullet only where rust is apparent?
Are additional coats of Rust Bullet required for marine applications?
Is there a recommendation of the number of coats for a ship submerged in seawater and what is the effect of saltwater on Rust Bullet?
What is a marine tie-coat and when should it be used?
Does Rust Bullet recommend the use of anti-fouling paint?
Can Rust Bullet be applied to an aluminum hull?
What are the effects of fuels on a cured Rust Bullet coating?

AUTOMOTIVE

Rust Bullet Automotive FAQ's
What are the recommendations for spraying Rust Bullet Automotive or the Top Coats?
Why do I need to apply multiple coats of Rust Bullet?
When do I apply the next coat of Rust Bullet or a Rust Bullet topcoat?
Can Rust Bullet be used as a primer?
Is Rust Bullet Automotive compatible with automotive fillers, fiberglass and primers?
What should I do if I waited too long before applying the next coat of Rust Bullet?
What steps are required when applying a top coat over Rust Bullet?
What is necessary prior to applying body paint?
Is Rust Bullet appropriate for undercoating my vehicle?
Is Rust Bullet recommended for use on the inside of small engine gasoline tanks?
Is Rust Bullet recommended for use on an exhaust system?
Can I apply Rust Bullet under a truck bed liner?
What are the effects of fuels on a cured Rust Bullet Coating?
Can Rust Bullet be applied over existing paint?

HOME & FARM

Will Rust Bullet protect my metal roof?
What is the recommended application method for metal roofs?
Will Rust Bullet protect a concrete shop floor?
Is Rust Bullet recommended for use on a chain-link fence?
Can Rust Bullet be used on wrought iron fencing, furniture, and fixtures?
Is Rust Bullet an appropriate coating for use on an air duct?
Can Rust Bullet be applied to stock drinking tanks?
How do fuels affect Rust Bullet?
Is it necessary to remove existing paint prior to the application of Rust Bullet?
Do I apply Rust Bullet only where rust is apparent?
How many coats of Rust Bullet are required for my project?
Can Rust Bullet be top coated?
Can Rust Bullet Top Coats provide protection for Home and Farm Projects?

CUSTOMER QUESTIONS

This section is for questions that have been asked by our customers. Please feel free to ask your own questions, by accessing the link above. It may take up to 72 hours to answer the question. If you need immediate assistance, please dont hesitate to cont
Can I put Rust Bullet over Seam Sealer or Metal Prep #79? 62Blue
Is rust bullet better than por ?
If using body filler on the car, which comes first, the filler or the Rust Bullet, or does it matter?
Can Rust Bullet be used as the rust preventative and the top coat...in other words, can the whole vehicle just be painted with Rust Bullet and left that way as an experiment, without actually painting over it with a top coat color? Has this been done?
Can I apply rust bullet in cold weather?
can rust bullet be painted over for color matching
Do all of the clear coat products produce a gloss finish? Is satin available?
I've recently used two different cans of rust bullet on two different vehicles. I followed prep instructions thoroughly and I've since noticed that I can see rust coming back through in some spots. Any clue why?
How will "Rust Bullet" hold up being outside under UV?
Can I use "Purple Power" cleaner, degreaser to move oil spots, etc. in preparation for applying Rust Bullet on my concrete garage floor?
Can I use Rust Bullet in the engineering spaces of a US Navy ship. I.E. the bilges and tanks. Their is constant water and condensation as well as oily and fuel waste. Will these be a problem or cause significant issues for use in the engineering plant?
what is the difference between rust bullet white shell and the rust bullet regular produce? i have a white truck, can i apply the white shell over the rust or is it a second procedure?
Can I use a plastic spray bottle set to stream to apply rust-bullet automotive as I want to be preventative and shoot down into quarter panel bottom seam from the inside and fender wells from the trunk?
are there any photo of Blackshell top coat applied to chain link fence?
I have previously applied a rust converter to the frame on my truck before I found this product. Can I put this over that or what type of prep do I need to do? I am excited to try this but want to make sure I do it right.
Can I apply rust bullet white first
If I use one coat of rust bullet for concrete then use 2 coats of the clear coat for concrete over that will that work instead of 2 coats of the rust bullet
I'd like to use rust bullet on the firewall of vehicle for rust protection, would VHT satin epoxy in spray cans be compatible as a topcoat?
can rust bullet be sanded for primer and paint.
How does Rust Bullet compare to a Polyurea product like LineX?
I have a powder coated railing at my home which is only 2 years old and in rusting badly. Do you have a product to stop it from rusting?
Does Rust Bullet require a top coat if exposed to the sun? If so what type of paint works best? What product to use for cleanup? Thanks
Hello, What if the moisture on the concrete floor is high i.e. more than 3lbs /1000 sq ft? What is the recommendation here?
I replaced complete floor pan, It came with EDC coating , can I apply rust bullet directly on this coating or should I spray Metal Prep on the floor pan, rinse it in water, let it completely dry, then apply rust bullet? Tell me what to do.
how do you remove it from hands? :)
I recently applied Rust Bullet Automotive with a brush and roller. The roller (1/4" nap) left a bumpy surface. The brush left brush marks. I did not thin the paint, just used it straight from the can after mixing thoroughly. What thinner and how much should I use to thin the paint to make it level better and avoid brush and roller marks?
Can I apply bondon..filler...directly over rust bullet and what preparation is need to make the bondo stick?
For Automotive use, what thickness does each coating of Rust Bullet have? This is simply for my calculations for the Bullet, primer, final coating. cheers, Matt
I just rented a grinder from home depot and smoothed out the floor. Should I acid etch. Worried it might be too smooth....
Does Rust Bullet Metal Blast or Rust Bullet Automotive damage automotive painted surfaces?
What type or respirator should I use?
Do I have to apply a topcoat? Will Rust Bullet for Concrete yellow or change color over time? Is it UV Resistant?
I don't see much if any info on using rust bullet on wood. I am building a model t body out of ash and maple and wonder how well it would work?