Remove Rust With Metal Rescue

What is Metal Rescue?

Metal Rescue® provides your clean, safe, easy rust solutions. We create non-toxic, environmentally safe products to solve all your rust removal and rust prevention needs.

The Metal Rescue® Bath is a reusable bath made for soaking metal to remove rust.

Our Gel is perfect for applying to anything that needs rust removal – just apply the Gel and wrap it up! Plus, it clings to places that you might have trouble soaking.

Once your rust is gone, spray on the Dry Coat Rust Preventative to protect your parts for up to one year from corrosion.

Soak

Bath

Apply

Gel

Spray

Dry Coat

Take the “Work” Out of Your Workshop with Metal Rescue®

Soak in the Bath, or Paint on the Gel to remove rust. Apply Dry Coat to prevent rust from coming back.

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Benefits of Metal Rescue

METAL RESCUE BATH

  • Easy to use – Just soak it (no scrubbing, dipping, or brushing required)
  • SAFE: no acids, no caustics, no health risks, non-toxic, safe on skin
  • Cost effective: Metal Rescue is reusable; once opened it has a shelf life of up to one year
  • Does not remove properties of the metal, does not etch the metal like an acid

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Introducing Metal Rescue Gel: We Heard You

METAL RESCUE GEL

  • Highly-adhesive formula is ideal for use on vertical surfaces
  • SAFE: no acids, no caustics, no health risks, non-toxic – just wear gloves
  • Apply only where needed– eliminates waste and saves money
  • Controlled application eliminates risk of harming surface areas around the rust

Frequently Asked Questions: Metal Rescue Bath

No. Metal Rescue will penetrate dirt and oil.  However, pre-cleaning metal parts is recommended before soaking in Metal Rescue and detergents are more economical and are designed to remove various contaminants.The removal of anything that could act as a barrier to Metal Rescue making its way to the surface of the metal will speed up the rust removal process and extend the life of the Metal Rescue.   Because Metal Rescue is not an acid, items such as cosmoline, heavy greases, and similar materials, should be removed.

Metal Rescue will remove iron oxide (rust) from ferrous-based substrates in 5 minutes to 48 hours depending on the degree and age of the rust. It will remove zinc phosphate, bluing, browning, and other oxide finishes in about 20–40 minutes immersion time. It also brightens copper and copper based alloys such as brass and bronze.

Metal Rescue will not remove anodizing, chrome, nickel, powder coating, and paint (as long as rust hasn’t formed under paint and/or paint does not contain iron oxide in pigment).  See response to Is Metal Rescue Safe to Use on Painted Surfaces? question below for additional details.

Yes, Metal Rescue will not remove or 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 a rust remover designed for iron and steel. It is safe on metals other than iron and steel as long as they are not left in a Metal Rescue soak too long. Metal Rescue will remove some oxides from copper, brass, nickel and certain aluminums, however, immersion time is critical. The length of immersion time is dependent upon the amount of oxidation present and alloy composition. It is recommended that the following metals be checked 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.

No. It will not harm rubber, plastic, clothing, glass, and other surfaces that are unharmed by water alone. However, as with any materials soaked in a liquid, do not soak these materials longer than you would have them soak in water.

Metal Rescue is not recommended for use on magnesium or magnesium alloys.

Frequently Asked Questions: Metal Rescue Gel

It is not required but it is recommended. The performance of Metal Rescue GEL will greatly improve if grease (such as Cosmoline), oil, loose rust, and/or dirt are removed prior to application. Pre-cleaning will speed up the rust removal process and extend the life of GEL.

One jar of Metal Rescue GEL will cover 1.6 square feet (230 sq. inches) of surface area if applied 1/8″ thick.  (1/8″ is approximately the same thickness as two pennies stacked on top of each other.)

Metal Rescue GEL can be used on any size area of rust as long as you have the ability to keep it moist using common household plastic wrap. We recommend limiting the application of GEL to surface areas no larger than approx 15 inches by 15 inches at a time (which is equal to the coverage capacity of one jar of GEL) if applied at 1/8” thick as indicated in the instructions for use.

Metal Rescue GEL will remove iron oxide (rust) from ferrous-based materials in 5 minutes to 24 hours depending on the degree and age of the rust. It will remove zinc phosphate, bluing, browning, and other oxide finishes. It also brightens copper and copper based alloys such as brass and bronze.

Yes, GEL is safe on the vast majority of paint coatings, with a few exceptions.

#1 If a layer of rust has formed under the paint some of the paint coating will be lost as GEL 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. GEL 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 rust removal– whether it is GEL or a different product–and may experience unexpected damage. If in doubt, test a small area on the part prior to use.

Metal Rescue GEL is a rust remover designed for iron and steel. It is safe on metals other than iron and steel as long as they are not left in contact with GEL for too long. GEL will remove some oxides from copper, brass, and nickel but contact time is critical. The length of contact time is dependent upon the amount of oxidation present and alloy composition. It is recommended that the following metals be checked approximately every 30 minutes so as not to damage the surface under the oxidation layer: brass, copper, chrome, gold, lead, nickel, silver, titanium, tungsten, solder or solder points.

Metal Rescue GEL is not recommended for use on magnesium or magnesium alloys, zinc or aluminum.

No. It will not harm rubber, plastic, or glass surfaces. However, as with any materials, do not leave Metal Rescue GEL on for longer than needed to remove the rust.

Once opened, GEL is good for one year.  When storing GEL, keep closed and out of direct sunlight.  When using GEL, avoid contamination.  

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