Rust Fix, Rust Converter, Black, 10.25 oz. Aerosol
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Duplicolor Rust Fix, Rust Converter, Black, 10.25 oz. Aerosol

Part No. RF129 Warranty Details  
Dupli-Color Rust Fix destroys rust on contact by bonding and transforming it into a sandable and paintable surface. Sprays on clear and transforms into a black, metal protecting coating that prevents future rust from forming. Rust Fix saves you the time of sanding all the way down to bare metal and can be used with body filler and fiberglass. Product Features: Features EZ Touch Fan Spray Nozzle, Helps Achieve Top Coat Uniformity, For Use On Pre-painted And Unpainted Surfaces, Sands Easily, Dry To Touch In 30 Minutes / Handle In 1 Hour, Use On Metal/Wood/Fiberglass Surfaces, Ideal For Automotive Garage Or Home Applications
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Applicator Type:Spray
Clear Top Coat Recommended:No
Color:Black
Compatible Surfaces:Metal
Container/Package Size:10.25 oz
Container/Package Type:AEROSOL CAN
Contains Rust Inhibitors:Yes
Drying Time To Touch:Dry To Touch In 30 Minutes / Handle In 1 Hour
Drying Time-Cured/Complete:Dry To Touch In 30 Minutes / Handle In 1 Hour
Interior/Exterior:Exterior
Primary Use:Rust
Sound Deadening:No
Splatter Finish:No
Spray Nozzle Type:Conical/Round Spray Pattern
Textured Finish:No

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DuplicolorRust Fix, Rust Converter, Black, 10.25 oz. Aerosol
 
3.7

(based on 12 reviews)

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73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home garage (6)
  • Automotive repair shop (3)
  • Upkeep (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Rust Fix is a good name - it works!

It truly works. Rust is reformed and when painted over denies new rust for an acceptable period of time. As the other reviewer stated, the spray pattern could be better. I have not...Read complete review

It truly works. Rust is reformed and when painted over denies new rust for an acceptable period of time. As the other reviewer stated, the spray pattern could be better. I have not had any clogging issues and have been able to empty each can (of many) completely. I wish I owned stock in Duplicolor just for this product. I use it often and really like it!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Stay away from this product PLEASE!

I have used rust conversion primers since the 1980's and until now every brand I used worked as it should. This time it was utter frustration.

1. It sprayed just...Read complete review

I have used rust conversion primers since the 1980's and until now every brand I used worked as it should. This time it was utter frustration.

1. It sprayed just awful. Very heavy and spitting. Impossible to apply a light coat.
2. It did not convert the rust scale all the way through.
3. It did not turn black uniformly on the bare metal. Rust conversion primers typically will cure to a nice satin black sheen.
4. It is not sandible. Could not feather the edges.
5. Absolutely terrible adhesion to the metal. After over-coating with primer for surface prep, I masked and applied top coat. When I removed the tape (the best 3M sells) the primer and rust conversion primer came off with the tape down to bare metal.
6. Reacts to primer and topcoat solvents creating a visible scalloped feather edge.

I had to sand the pieces back down to bare metal and start over. I had purchased two cans and both acted exactly as I described. Any other brand should be okay.

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5.0

The Best

By 

from Ohio

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Effective

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Fighting rust

    Comments about Duplicolor Rust Fix, Rust Converter, Black, 10.25 oz. Aerosol:

    I first used this product about two years ago. Actually works as advertised. I have used many rust "converter" products in the past and none have been as easy, economical, or effective as this. I'm even talking about products like POR-15 and other very expensive, hard to use, and messy options.
    I use this every year on the underside of my 17 year old vehicle to keep the rust at bay. I started noticing some significant, scaly rust a couple years ago and started using the product then. It has been very effective at stopping rust from getting any worse and works even better if you top coat it.
    BTW, I live in the Ohio rust belt.

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    5.0

    Just Stop It

    By 

    from Mineral, VA

    About Me High-end Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Kills Rust Dead

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Preserve Vintage Autos

      Comments about Duplicolor Rust Fix, Rust Converter, Black, 10.25 oz. Aerosol:

      Spray this product on rust and it stops it dead in its tracks.

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      • Family Older Kids

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      4.0

      Another Weapon in the War Against Rust

      By 

      from Pottsville PA

      About Me Auto Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Automotive Repair Shop
        • Home Garage
        • Upkeep

        Comments about Duplicolor Rust Fix, Rust Converter, Black, 10.25 oz. Aerosol:

        I have used Rust Fix on some sheet metal rust spots on my ML320, a rear trailing arm/brake splash guard on my 300TD and some underside components and floor pan of my Pathfinder. Because it's a spray, it's easy to use, especially when you don't want to remove parts from the vehicle to deal with the rust. Will it hold up over the long term? I hope so... Whenever possible I like to remove parts and soak them in Evaporust. Rust Fix is an alternative that saves time and is much better than ignoring the rust and having it spread.

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        3.0

        Works OK

        By 

        from Miami, Florida

        Comments about Duplicolor Rust Fix, Rust Converter, Black, 10.25 oz. Aerosol:

        This product works ok did not turn all the rust black. Kind of like clear coated it. However, I feel it maybe effective on preventing future rust. Makes a decent base coat.

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        (9 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Seamed to work

        By 

        from North Carolina

        About Me Casual Driver

        Verified Buyer
        3 or more reviews submitted

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Garage

          Comments about Duplicolor Rust Fix, Rust Converter, Black, 10.25 oz. Aerosol:

          Do you ever know if you got all the rust? Probably not like the say rust never sleeps, but this applies easy and turns black like other rust inhibitors.

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          (35 of 60 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Stay away from this product PLEASE!

          By 

          from Milwaukee WI

          About Me Mechanic

          Comments about Duplicolor Rust Fix, Rust Converter, Black, 10.25 oz. Aerosol:

          I have used rust conversion primers since the 1980's and until now every brand I used worked as it should. This time it was utter frustration.

          1. It sprayed just awful. Very heavy and spitting. Impossible to apply a light coat.
          2. It did not convert the rust scale all the way through.
          3. It did not turn black uniformly on the bare metal. Rust conversion primers typically will cure to a nice satin black sheen.
          4. It is not sandible. Could not feather the edges.
          5. Absolutely terrible adhesion to the metal. After over-coating with primer for surface prep, I masked and applied top coat. When I removed the tape (the best 3M sells) the primer and rust conversion primer came off with the tape down to bare metal.
          6. Reacts to primer and topcoat solvents creating a visible scalloped feather edge.

          I had to sand the pieces back down to bare metal and start over. I had purchased two cans and both acted exactly as I described. Any other brand should be okay.

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          (24 of 47 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Rust Fix Review

          By 

          from Wilkesboro, NC

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Truck Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer
          Level 2

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Automotive Repair Shop
            • Home Garage
            • Upkeep

            Comments about Duplicolor Rust Fix, Rust Converter, Black, 10.25 oz. Aerosol:

            Thes Spray goes on clear; much like WD-40 doesn't show runs. Soakes into rust and dries like a black primer. Recommend a top Coat of anit Rust-Paint. Yes, it does work well. I sprayed it on the drive shaft, leaf springs and frame rails and spring shackles/hangers, rear-end and axel housing. 2-cans did cab to rear bumper (on Frame)... on pick-up.

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            (28 of 53 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            amazing stuff

            By 

            from Tampa, FL

            About Me Auto Enthusiast

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Garage

                Comments about Duplicolor Rust Fix, Rust Converter, Black, 10.25 oz. Aerosol:

                I have used this stuff several times in 25 years. i have had many old cars (i own a slavage yard in Tampa FL) YES sometimes the propellant is weak.. if it is, return it or write to company and they are usually good to replace.
                but otherwise..this stuff is amazing
                100% turns, NOT covers, it turns RUST, deep rust, into a HARD solid metal black surface
                You WILL feel like you have superpowers because if you ever heard the phrase, "rust never sleeps" you will forget that because with this rust is DEAD

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                (27 of 53 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Good product!

                By 

                from Sugar grove PA

                About Me Auto Enthusiast

                Level 2

                Pros

                • Reliable
                • Stops Rust Very Well

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Follow Instructions Works
                  • Home Garage

                  Comments about Duplicolor Rust Fix, Rust Converter, Black, 10.25 oz. Aerosol:

                  Doing a frame off restore and plan to use this product. Works great if you follow instructions

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                  (23 of 43 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Rust Fix is a good name - it works!

                  By 

                  from NE Ohio - The one and only RUST BELT

                  About Me Auto Enthusiast, Hobbiest Repair Upgrade

                  Pros

                  • Affordable Solution
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Reliable
                  • Works as advertised

                  Cons

                  • Could Be Improved

                  Best Uses

                  • Automotive Repair Shop
                  • Home Garage
                  • Repair And Preventative
                  • Upkeep

                  Comments about Duplicolor Rust Fix, Rust Converter, Black, 10.25 oz. Aerosol:

                  It truly works. Rust is reformed and when painted over denies new rust for an acceptable period of time. As the other reviewer stated, the spray pattern could be better. I have not had any clogging issues and have been able to empty each can (of many) completely. I wish I owned stock in Duplicolor just for this product. I use it often and really like it!

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                  • Q:

                    Is this product to be used as a primer?
                    Asked on 4/9/2016 by mike

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hi Mike, happy to help you! This Duplicolor Rust Fix, Rust Converter, Black, 10.25 oz. Aerosol (Part No. RF129) destroys rust on contact by bonding and transforming it into a sandable and paintable surface. Sprays on clear and transforms into a black, metal protecting coating that prevents future rust from forming. Rust Fix saves you the time of sanding all the way down to bare metal and can be used with body filler and fiberglass. It can be used on metal, wood, fiberglass surfaces and also ideal for automotive garage or home applications. For the complete application tips, you can copy and paste this link. URL - http://duplicolor.com/assets/documents/application-tips.pdf

                      Answered on 4/11/2016 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Can this item be used on the out side of a cast iron outdoor campfire dutch oven?
                    Asked on 3/5/2016 by chuckster from jacksonville, fl

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hi Chuckster, glad to help you! This Duplicolor Rust Fix, Rust Converter, Black, 10.25 oz. Aerosol (Part No. RF129) will only resist temperatures up to 120 degrees F. It can be used on metal, wood, fiberglass surfaces and also ideal for automotive garage or home applications.

                      Answered on 3/7/2016 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    What is the approximate coverage area of a can?
                    Asked on 6/24/2015 by Shorty84 from United States

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Good question, Shorty84! Per Can of Duplicolor Rust Fix, Rust Converter, Black, 10.25 oz. Aerosol - Part No. RF129 cover 10 square feet.

                      Answered on 6/24/2015 by Solomon
                  • Q:

                    can i spray frame and mostly all under auto also can i use on spare tire and do i need to sand or can i just spray and go. also does it work on chevys.
                    Asked on 2/15/2015 by chevyguy from georgia

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Happy to help ChevyGuy! You can use this on various surfaces, and it does specify that after the product is used, it can be sanded and painted.

                      Answered on 2/15/2015 by Panda from AAP
                  • Q:

                    can this be used on exhaust pipe ? is it flammable ?
                    Asked on 3/6/2014 by cja3455 from Austin, tx

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      I'm glad to assist you! Rust Fix will only resist temperatures up to 120 degrees F.

                      Answered on 3/8/2014 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    I actually have the same question that someone already posted but the answer was sent to their email and not posted on the page. I need to know if this can be used on bare metal--I plan to wire brush a lot of the rust off of my frame but need to know if this product can be used on the metal frame. The end goal will be to use the rubberized undercoating by duplicolor but I need to know if this will work on the vehicles frame as a primer!
                    Asked on 8/16/2013 by jason from westminster md

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      The application tips for the Duplicolor Rust Fix, Rust Converter, Black, 10.25 oz. Aerosol (Part No. RF129) has been sent to your email address. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                      Answered on 8/18/2013 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Can this converter be used directly on bare metal and what product will be needed for sanding?
                    Asked on 1/27/2013 by Alex

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      The application tips for this Duplicolor Rust Fix, Rust Converter, Black, 10.25 oz. Aerosol (Part No. RF129) has been sent to your email address. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                      Answered on 1/28/2013 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Can this be used on anchor chains in saltwater?
                    Asked on 5/17/2010 by Capt. John from Toms River,N.J.

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      This most likely could be used on your anchor chains to help with rust but the salt water may prove to be a problem with corrosion to the paint.

                      Answered on 5/17/2010 by Mike from AAP
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