Technically rust is Hydrated Iron (III) Oxide, also known as iron oxide (Fe²O³), as it is caused when iron reacts with oxygen and water – this reaction is also called, ‘oxidizing.’ There are three different types of corrosion: pitting and cavity corrosion, contact corrosion, and crevice corrosion.

Changes in temperature increased humidity (more moisture in the air for the reaction), and geographical elements (nearer the sea, windy sites, particularly rainy etc.), can all contribute to increased rust.

Oxidizing can be made worse if the structure is in a heavily salty environment, such as out at sea, as salt can increase the speed of the reacting process.

Rust can have catastrophic effects on iron-based alloys. The rusting process can eventually thin the iron alloy until it is unsuitable for its original intended purpose. Excessive rusting can cause structures to collapse and pipelines to burst. Rust can also ruin the aesthetic appeal of iron components, as you’ve probably witnessed on cars, boats, bridges, and even old playgrounds.

Frequently, corrosion/rust prevention methods are initiated because of the detrimental effects that rust can have on iron structures and components. Paints and coatings are materials that prevent contact between the iron and an electrolyte. Paints and coatings also prevent excessive oxygen from contacting the iron.

The Right Choice, Rust Bullet vs. Por 15 

It is true that many rust conversion products claim to change the chemical nature of rust and convert it to a more stable element that won’t rust again, this isn’t really possible.

Most of these failed products just simply don’t work, or work, but not for more than a few months at best, and they are subject to the same chipping and cracking that occurs with ordinary rust coatings.

The physical integrity of the metal coating is as important as its chemical barrier properties in many applications. Selecting the best metal coating for an application requires evaluating all effects of the specific environment, including thermal and mechanical conditions.

Many new materials have been developed, but steel remains the principal construction material for automobiles, appliances, and industrial machinery. Because of steel’s vulnerability to attack by aggressive chemical environments or even from simple atmospheric oxidation, a metal coating is necessary to provide various degrees of protection, ranging from hot-dipped and the electroplating process, to tough polymers and flame-sprayed ceramics.

In general, corrosive environments contain more than one active material, and the coating must resist penetration by a combination of oxidizers, solvents, or both. Thus, the best barrier is one that resists “broadband” corrosion.

One of the most common and inexpensive protection methods for steel is provided by a metal coating process with zinc. Zinc-coated, or galvanized, steel is produced by various hot-dipping techniques, but more steel companies today are moving into more environmentally friendly methods of protection. (Like us!)

What POR-15 Does:

POR-15 chemically bonds to rusted metal and forms a hard, non-porous coating that claims it will not crack, chip, or peel. It states that it will keep moisture away from metal with a coating that is strengthened by continued exposure to moisture. Thereby combatting the rusting process.

What Rust Bullet Does: 

When Rust Bullet is applied to rusted metal it penetrates the substrate, dehydrates the rust, until it reaches the metal underneath. This allows the resin to become intertwined with the rust, then becomes part of the coating and solidifies into an armor tough coating with phenomenal adhesion.

According to extensive independent scientific testing, Rust Bullet is the most effective, longest lasting, easiest to use rust/corrosion-control product on the market.

Rust Bullet Standard Formula has been awarded Two United States Patents for its advanced technologies and is the gold standard used and recognized worldwide as the best rust/corrosion-control product available.

Use the Rust Bullet Standard Formula for your metal surfaces including Marine, Home, Farm, Industrial, and Commercial applications. Use Rust Bullet Standard Formula as a stand-alone coating, or in combination with Rust Bullet BlackShell, Rust Bullet WhiteShell, Rust Bullet Color Shells or Rust Bullet Clear Shot for unbeatable rust protection. Rust Bullet Standard Formula is metallic gray in color. Rust Bullet Standard can be brushed, rolled or sprayed.

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

No matter what your project is, Rust Bullet will solve your rust problem, guaranteed.