Product Comparisons

Rust Bullet® was scientifically tested against the six main ingredients that virtually all rust/corrosion control products contain, using the market leaders as comparisons.

Rust Paint Comparisons

Product Comparisons

This nine stage test method covers the treatment of previously painted or coated specimens for accelerated and atmospheric exposure tests and their subsequent evaluation in respect to corrosion, blistering associated with corrosion, loss of adhesion at a scribe mark, or other film failure.

Final Results


Panel #1
Rust-oleum Rust Metal Primer
Panel #3
Rust-oleum Rust Reformer
Panel #4
Zynolyte Urethane

Panel #5
Rust-oleum Cold Galvanizing
Panel #6
Wasser Brand Sysyem
Panel #7
Navel Jelly Rust Neutralizer

Panel #8
POR-15 System
Panel #9
Hammerite Rust Cap
Panel #10
Control Panel

The Rust Bullet® panel has slight blistering and undercutting along the scribe lines and none around the hole or the edges. There is slight discoloration and some loss of gloss retention

Product Comparison of Rust Bullet
Top Two Competitors in the Scientific Research Tests

Application Step*
Minimum Recommended DFT (dry film thickness) per coat
Approx Sq.Ft covered with 1 Gal. @ Recommended DFT per coat
Cost Per Gallon
>Cost to Cover 400Sq.Ft with Recommended System Thickness Per coat
Rust Bullet®
Rust Bullet 1 3 Mils 400 $177.99* $177.99
Rust Bullet (2nd Coat)   3 Mils 400 $177.99* $177.99
Rust Bullet requires NO TOPCOAT unless a specific color is desired
Total – Little or no preparation and maintenance costs $355.98
* Price Per Gallon as of 3/2020
Wasser (Avg. used for calculation)
MC Miozinc 1 3-4 Mils (3.5) 284.0 $132.70* $186.90
MC Ferrox B 2 3-5 Mils (4.0) 248.5 $88.67* $142.73
MC Luster Topcoat 3 2-3 Mils (2.5) 365.6 $138.40* $151.42
Total Does not include preparation and maintenance costs $481.05
* Price Per Gallon as of 2011
Cleaner/Degreaser 1   350 $24.83* $24.83
Metal Prep 2   350 $37.50* $37.50
POR15 Paint 3 3 Mils >350 $175.66* $175.66
POR15 Paint(2nd Coat) 3 Mils 350 $175.66* $175.66
Top Coat 4 3 Mils 350 $132.45* $132.45
Total – Does not include preparation and maintenance costs $546.10
* Price Per Gallon as of 3/2020

Rust Bullet, POR15, Wasser: Product Comparison

Rust Bullet is proud to inform its customers that its products have been awarded unprecedented two patents for its superior technology and environmental friendly rust preventive products. With this endeavor, Rust Bullet has left competitors like POR 15 far behind in the quest for rust prevention. Rust Bullet simplifies rust prevention by eliminating the need for extensive surface preparation. The Rust Bullet products can be easily applied to the car surface either in the form of a paint, spray or even rolled. There is also no requirement of a top coat or an under coat which reduces the overall time. ;While products like POR15 simply provide a coating on the car surface, the Rust Bullet products are specifically designed to penetrate to the metal surface and kill the rust. This feature helps in better rust prevention for the products and attacks rust right at the root level thus offering better protection. The Rust Bullet products are also more environmental friendly as compared to other products in the market. These products are developed to emit lower emission which makes them more sustainable. The products are free from heavy metals, zinc, chromates and other harsh chemicals. Thus, Rust Bullet ensures protection for both your assests and the environment.

* Application Step means a surface preparation, or the application of a required component.

** EXTENSIVE PREPARATION COSTS to total cost of product depending on a variety of techniques, including: Sand Blasting, Needling, Heavy Scraping, and Chemical Treating. In addition to the high cost of preparation, the containment and disposal of the waste created by these extensive preparation procedures in order to comply with EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) requirements,could be far greater than the initial cost of the product.