FAQs

GENERAL

Rust Bullet General FAQ's
General Information and Disclaimer
What is the difference between Rust Bullet Standard (Gold Label) and Rust Bullet Automotive (Silver Label)?
What is Rust Bullet's product line?
Safety Guidelines
Important points for a successful project
What is the recommended surface preparation for Rust Bullet Coatings?
Should I apply Rust Bullet only where rust is apparent?
Why do I need to apply multiple coats of Rust Bullet?
Can Rust Bullet be applied on damp or wet surfaces?
Product Preparation - Stirring & Mixing
What can be used to thin Rust Bullet?
Can I pour Rust Bullet into another container?
Can a surface coated with Rust Bullet be welded?
What is the temperature service range of Rust Bullet Coatings?
What should I do if I waited too long before applying the next coat of Rust Bullet?
How can Rust Bullet Coatings be applied?
What steps are required when applying a top coat over Rust Bullet?
Why do I need to apply at least two coats of Rust Bullet?
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?
Why do I have bleed through?
How do fuels affect Rust Bullet?
What causes bubbling in the finish of a project coated with Rust Bullet?
Can Rust Bullet be applied over existing paint?
How do I remove Rust Bullet from skin?
What are the proper equipment clean-up procedures?
When can I apply a top coat if the Rust Bullet has been accelerated with Rapid Fire?
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?
How do I prepare my floor?
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?23. 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 top coat Rust Bullet for Concrete and when should it be applied?
Do I have to apply a top coat? Will Rust Bullet for Concrete yellow or change color over time? Is it UV Resistant?
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?
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?
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 metal 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?
Is Rust Bullet compatible with cadmium?
What if my project requires a faster re-coat time?
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?

MARINE

What is the recommended method of application for marine use?
What are the recommendations on surface preparation or media blasting?
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?
Is Rust Bullet recommended for use on the inside of small engine gasoline tanks?
Can Rust Bullet be applied to an aluminum hull?

AUTOMOTIVE

Rust Bullet Automotive FAQ's
What are the application methods for Rust Bullet Automotive?
Can Rust Bullet Automotive be used as a primer?
Is Rust Bullet Automotive compatible with automotive fillers, fiberglass and primers?
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 recommendations for spraying Rust Bullet Automotive or the Top Coats?

HOME & FARM

Will Rust Bullet protect my metal roof?
What is the recommended application method for metal roofs?
Is Rust Bullet recommended for use on a chain-link fence?
Can Rust Bullet be used on wrought iron fencing, furniture, and fixtures?
Can Rust Bullet be applied to stock drinking tanks?
How many coats of Rust Bullet are required for my project?

CUSTOMER QUESTIONS

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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 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?