Outdoors

Easy rust removal for your hunting, fishing and camping equipment

Clean and Easy Rust Removal for the Outdoors Enthusiast

Free your fishing poles, firearms and camping necessities of rust with Metal Rescue. It isn’t complicated (no multi-step rust removal processes), it isn’t dangerous (no acids), it isn’t hard (no scrubbing), and the results speak for themselves.

We say it and we mean it–Metal Rescue will remove rust from your hunting, fishing and camping equipment and it will be clean, safe and easy.

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Easy Rust Removal for all of your Hunting, Fishing and Camping Equipment

Metal Rescue Rust Remover Bath removes rust from hunting, fishing and camping equipment. Outdoor enthusiasts have used this water-based rust remover to remove rust from iron and steel on all types of equipment–fishing lures, fishing hooks, knives, shotguns, rifles,** tackle boxes and even the cast iron skillet used for cooking your “catch” over the campfire–the list is endless!

Metal Rescue is non-toxic, non-acidic and non-hazardous. No brushing, scrubbing or gloves are required when using it. Once rust has been removed, there is no need to worry about any harmful residue on your equipment.

Metal Rescue is true to its words “Safe on Everything Except Rust” and because it is clean, safe and easy to use it will take the work out of your workshop!

**Metal Rescue is perfectly suited for the treatment of rust on firearms but note:  Metal Rescue does remove bluing.

The amount of Metal Rescue needed is truly dependent on the amount of rust present and the size or surface area of your part. One gallon of Metal Rescue Rust Remover Bath will remove about ½ lb of pure rust or approximately 10 square feet of moderately rusted steel.

Metal Rescue only works in liquid form and is designed to be used as a bath or a soak.  To work effectively, Metal Rescue must remain in constant contact with the metal you are trying to de-rust.  The use of other application methods such a spray or brush will not produce the desired results–Metal Rescue will dry before rust removal is complete.  However, Metal Rescue is effective in removing rust if continuously sprayed onto the surface until the rust has been dissolved. Typical operations are continuous spray washers with the Metal Rescue bath being re-circulated.  For specific information about the re-circulating pump method, please contact Workshop Hero at 1-800-365-1117.

Metal Rescue Rust Remover Bath is a rust remover designed for iron and steel. It is non-toxic, non-hazardous, clean, safe and easy to use. Metal Rescue works through chelation technology—Metal Rescue’s rust removal ability is due to the chelation’s attraction to iron oxide.  Chelation technology works by surrounding the iron oxide particles (more familiarly known as rust) during the bath or soak and lifting them from the metal surface.  Metal Rescue pulls the rust right off of the iron and steel—it literally acts like a magnet to rust.Metal Rescue will not harm rubber, plastic, clothing, glass, and other surfaces that are unharmed by water alone.  Metal Rescue does not harm the vast majority of paint coatings—with a few exceptions:

#1. If there is a layer of rust has formed under the paint some of the paint coating will be lost as Metal Rescue removes the rust and therefore the paint on top of the rust.
#2. Some paints and inks (typically red/orange), especially old paints, may use iron oxide pigment.  Metal Rescue has been engineered to remove iron oxide in all forms, therefore it may dissolve the pigment in these types of paints.
#3. Painted metal items with flaking or cracking surfaces or chipping/deteriorating paint or coatings may not be suited for prolonged soaking–whether it is Metal Rescue or plain water–and may experience unexpected damage.

We strongly advise that “when in doubt, test it out.”  Test a small, unseen area on the items before proceeding with your project. Download our Metal Rescue Rust Remover Vintage Painted Items Tip Sheet for additional information.

To work effectively, Metal Rescue must remain in constant contact with the metal you are trying to de-rust. If your rusty metal item is too large or an unusual size that can’t be soaked, there are a couple of alternative application options:

  • Apply a smooth, absorbent material that has been soaked in Metal Rescue to the rusted area (the texture of the material is key – do not use a material with a pattern or texture as it could be transferred to the rusty item).  The material will need to be re-saturated every couple of hours and kept covered with plastic film to prevent evaporation and drying, re-saturate as needed.
  • For less severe rust, scrub the rusted surface with Metal Rescue. Keep the rusty area continually saturated for Metal Rescue to work properly. While this is not the intended form to use Metal Rescue, it is much safer than scrubbing with acids and alkalis.
  • Consider submerging only half of your item at a time as an alternative. Soak your rusty part on one side for several hours and then rotate to the other side, again soaking for several hours. You may also want to rotate the item right side up and upside down, allowing the proper amount of soak time with each rotation.
  • Metal Rescue can be sprayed onto the surface of an item but the spray must be continuous (through the use of a continuous spray washer) until the rust has been dissolved.

Metal Rescue is reusable, simply store product according to storage recommendations.  One gallon of Metal Rescue will remove rust from 10 square feet of moderately rusted steel or approximately a ½ pound of dry rust.  Metal Rescue will darken as it is working due to the iron oxide particles removed from the iron/steel.  It will cease to be effective when the liquid turns completely black.  Once opened, Metal Rescue is good for one year.

When the rust removal process is complete, pour used Metal Rescue into plastic storage container (using a filter such as cheese cloth or paint filter to skim any rust flakes/sediment), cap and save for future use.  Keep used and fresh Metal Rescue separate.  Metal Rescue is water-based, if evaporation occurs during use or storage simply replace with fresh tap water to original level.  Note:  The addition of water is seldom needed, but typically presents when Metal Rescue is used in hot, humid, outdoor conditions.

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Product Information

Metal Rescue Rust Remover Bath is a water-based rust remover designed for iron and steel. It is non-toxic, non-hazardous, safe, easy to use and perfectly suited to remove rust from your camping, fishing and other outdoor equipment.  The best part is, while Metal Rescue is working (rusty tools and equipment must soak in the Metal Rescue bath), you can be working (or playing) too!

Metal Rescue Rust Remover Bath is a rust remover designed for iron and steel. It is non-toxic, non-hazardous, clean, safe and easy to use. Metal Rescue works through chelation technology—Metal Rescue’s rust removal ability is due to the chelation’s attraction to iron oxide.  Chelation technology works by surrounding the iron oxide particles (more familiarly known as rust) during the bath or soak and lifting them from the metal surface.  Metal Rescue pulls the rust right off of the iron and steel—it literally acts like a magnet to rust.

Metal Rescue will not harm the parts of your hunting or fishing equipment that are rubber, plastic, wood, fabric, glass, and any other surfaces that are unharmed by water alone.  Metal Rescue does not harm the vast majority of paint coatings—with a few exceptions:

#1. If there is a layer of rust has formed under the paint some of the paint coating will be lost as Metal Rescue  removes the rust and therefore the paint on top of the rust.
#2. Some paints and inks (typically red/orange), especially old paints, may use iron oxide pigment.  Metal Rescue has been engineered to remove iron oxide in all forms, therefore it may dissolve the pigment in these types of paints.
#3. Painted metal items with flaking or cracking surfaces or chipping/deteriorating paint or coatings may not be suited for prolonged soaking–whether it is Metal Rescue or plain water–and may experience unexpected damage.

We strongly advise that “when in doubt, test it out.”  Test a small, unseen area on the items before proceeding with your project. Download our Metal Rescue Rust Remover Vintage Painted Items Tip Sheet for additional information.

Metal Rescue is also safe on other metals as long as they are not left in a Metal Rescue soak too long. If using Metal Rescue on any of the following metals, be sure to check them approximately every hour so as not to damage the surface under the oxidation layer: aluminum, brass, copper, chrome, gold, lead, nickel, silver, titanium, tungsten, solder or solder points.

Many times, outdoor equipment gets wet and it is difficult to keep them rust free.  An application of Dry Coat Rust Preventative is the key to keeping your fishing tackle, camping equipment and other outdoor accessories clean and rust free.

Dry Coat is a water-based liquid that provides a clear protective coating on metal to prevent rust from forming, we like to say “Invisible Protection, Visible Results.” Dry Coat dries-to-the-touch within 30 minutes in ambient conditions.  It leaves no sticky or tacky feel and does not attract dirt or dust.  It is non-hazardous and easily washes off using mild detergents or common metal cleaning solutions. Dry Coat is safe to use on ferrous metals, stainless steel and will not harm most elastomers or plastics. It’s the perfect way to keep tackle and hunting supplies looking new without even knowing there is a rust preventative or inhibitor on the metal. If you are concerned about the smell or scent it may give off to animals, simply rinse the part in water and dry prior to use.  When you are done, just reapply Dry Coat  for more indoor protection! and it provides protection for up to one year for items stored indoors.

Dry Coat is easy to apply.  Step-by-step instructions are available at:  Apply Dry Coat.

Dry Coat Rust Preventative is a water-based liquid that provides a clear protective coating on metal to prevent rust from forming.  Dry Coat is easy to apply via spray or dip and once dry, it provides up to one year of protection for items stored indoors. Dry Coat step-by-step application instructions are available at:  Apply Dry Coat.

Suggested use for Dry Coat Rust Preventative:

  • Did you just come back in from hunting and want to keep your gun from developing rust? Apply Dry Coat to keep it rust-free.
  • Do you have old fishing lures that you want to make sure stay clear of rust? Taking just a few minutes to apply Dry Coat will provide rust protection for up to one year for indoor storage.
  • Do you have ATVs, a Jeep or other hunting equipment that you want to keep from rusting? Use Dry Coat to help preserve your gear, tools or vehicles and keep them free from rust along the way.

Metal Rescue Rust Remover Bath and Dry Coat Rust Preventative are available to consumers in retail stores throughout the United States and Canada as well as through many online retailers.  To find a location near to you, use our FIND MY CLOSEST STORE locator.

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