Fertan rust converter
patent 4,293,349, Euro patent 87113303.9, German patent 387259-6-08
Rust converter is applied to metal to destroy rust, protect the surface and act
primer for any finish coat.
All steel and iron including:
bridges structural steel
Agricultural equipment inter-machining
Fertan® Rust Converter was designed to be the best converter and remover of rust
to provide an object
suitable for overcoating. Fertan®
will also provide resistance to further rust for up to 12 months without
painting (environment dependent).
rust and scale should be removed. Firmly bonded rust is welcome. Loose rust,
mill scale and coatings may be
removed by any appropriate method (manual or power wire brushing, chipping,
ehpwj, peening) followed by rinsing with water to
remove residues. Fat, oil, silicon, salt and dirt should be removed with
detergent and/or an alkaline degrease ror panel wipe.
Always finish with a fresh water rinse.
Conversion Time and Surface change:
coat of Fertan® Rust converter is recommended.
The metal surface can be damp at application. Over a period of 12 hours the
surface will become black.
Conversion continues for up to 24 hours and is temperature and humidity
Equipment and methods
Fertan® may be applied by brush, sponge, roller or spray. Spray application is
for large areas. Airless spray equipment is fast, effective and better
than conventional air-spray equipment. In this
litigious age we, like paint suppliers, recommend gloves and eye
protection. Fertan® has always worked well with all
surfacing products. Again it is responsible to recommend that a trial
area should be tested. Very rarely and only with
strong and thick layers of rust it is useful to apply Fertan twice, the first
time thinned with 20% - 50% of water.
Leave for seven days and then pressure wash and the rust will fall off.
Then apply a fresh coat of pure Fertan as normal.
Very strong and thick means the sort of rust found on marine pilings(1cm+).
Directions for Use
Remove loose rust and grease as described above.
2) Dampen the metal surface. (don’t do this if just ‘dotting’
stonechips on car bodywork).
If applying by brush or
sponge pour sufficient Fertan® into a suitable clean container.
Apply liberally by brush or sponge or airless spray.
All rusted areas will turn black over
the next 1 - 24 hours (moisture & temp dependent).
In dry conditions
the surface should be dampened with a light water mist after two hours to
facilitate the reaction and maximise
6) If any rust has not converted apply more Fertan® at any
The reaction can continue for up 48
hours. This provides the maximum performance.
7) At the end of this time wipe down or wash surface with low
pressure water (ie not pressure wash) to
remove the loose black dust that will
be present (rust too loose to bond). This will also rinse off any
unused (brown) Fertan lying on the
metal. On large exterior structures rain will do this.
8) When the surface is dry paint/coat as normal.
9) Brushes, sponges and spray equipment should be cleaned with
water, preferably within a few hours.
Fertan® Rust Converter should be applied when the air and surface temperature is
above 1ºC and below 30ºC.
The reaction will continue for up to 48 hours at lower temperatures or dry
conditions. In high temperatures and
low humidity ensure the surface stays damp. Fertan® may be applied in damp
conditions. If you need to apply
Fertan® in temperatures above 30º please contact us to discuss the process.C
brushes and equipment with water. Rinse adjacent painted surfaces with water.
Some light coloured paints
may take a stain from Fertan so it is easiest to remove it promptly. Wash hands
and skin with soap and water.
Fertan will stain clothing. Prompt washing in large quantities of cold water
and mild detergent may remove the marking.
Fertan® spilled into the environment should be washed down with water.
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manufacture in excess of two hundred products. If any of these could be a help
to you then please
contact your stockist or us for full details.
Some product details and descriptions of projects they’ve been used in are on
our website at www.fertan.co.uk
Fertan rust converter
Fertan Epoxy primer
Fedox rust remover
Over 4 Stonechip
HT Holraum cavity wax
UBS120 transparent under-seal
Protewax glass clear surface protection
Manulin waterless hand cleaners
Low temperature oil
Cabriolet roof cleaner
Fertan application tools
Sand blasting guns
Fertan has been
manufacturing protection products for over thirty years and are the market
in vehicle protection and corrosion protection generally in several European
In addition to product we also offer specialist consultancy in corrosion
protection. This is mainly
used by commercial processors, automotive, shipping and the building restoration
sectors. Occasionally we act as a mediation service.
If you would like to stock
any of our products please call the number below.
Fertan 02380 456 600
data contained herein are furnished for information only and are believed to be
reliable. It is the user's responsibility to determine suitability for the
user's purpose of any production methods mentioned herein and to adopt such
precautions as may be advisable for the protection of property and of persons
against any hazards that may be involved in the handling and use of products.