During the application and before the process has finished (one minute), rinse the metal off with water to create a bare and shiny metal. See the picture above.
Ferrocon is a revolutionary product that leaves any conventional product with the same application in its shadow. Ferrocon is a simple, economical, effective and safe rust converter for iron and steel. Ferrocon creates an extremely hard phosphate coating on the surface of the metal, which attaches not only on the surface, but also nestles itself into the microscopic pores and hairline cracks.
As a primer, when compared to traditional primers, Ferrocon has an extremely long adhesion to the finish coating. Therefore, Ferrocon is of great value in the fight against, and prevention of, rust.
The primer is committed by exchange of ions with the metal and forms a barrier for corrosive elements such as water, oxygen, acids, etc. Also on new iron and steel, Ferrocon forms a protective layer that is the best possible primer for any coating except zinc.
Ferrocon will keep the surface of the metal rust free for several weeks (depending on its environment), without the need for a coating.
Equipment / material
Low-pressure sprayer, brush or dip tank
Are used to apply Ferrocon.
There are no real requirements for protective clothing, Ferrocon is human- and environmental friendly. You could however use rubber gloves, due to the alkaline (degreasing) character of Ferrocon.
Step-by-step guide removing rust
- Make sure that the surface is free from grease, oil, paint or other sealing materials. Remove possible loose parts of heavy rust.
- Use rubber gloves (because of alkaline character of Ferrocon).
- Stir or shake Ferrocon before use.
- If you want to remove rust from a large surface, we recommend you use a low-pressure sprayer. For smaller jobs, a paint brush or roller will do.
- Fill-up the low pressure sprayer with Ferrocon, then spray the surface of the metal evenly.
- When you use a dip-tank, leave the metal in the tank for two minutes.
- When the dip-tank is heated up to 176℉ Fahrenheit, the reaction time will be drastically shortened. By using the dip-tank method, no area will remain untreated. Moving parts, such as thread, linkages, etc. must be rinsed before it hardens. Unless youíll like to leave a blank steel (Ferrocon is not harmful to rubber).
- Once you have treated the metal with Ferrocon, wait until it is dry and hardened. The exact drying time depends on the temperature of Ferrocon (the warmer the better), the thickness of the rust and the surrounding temperature.
- When a blank bare surface is required, rinse Ferrocon off with water before the reaction process has ended or until you can observe the bare metal. This proses can be repeated. In case a white layer of phosphate powder pops up, remove this with a brush.
- When a primer is required, you do not need to rinse off the surface of the metal with water. A hardened steel phosphate coating will remain after the application. This coating can be used as a primer. This is an excellent primer for any kind of coating (except zinc). The finishing process does not have to be done immediately. Its possible to delay for several days. In this time the surface should not be in contact with water.
Note: used up Ferrocon from a dip-tank can be used as a fertilizer for your home and garden plants (dilute with water: 1 part Ferrocon to 20 parts water).
- Very economical: 1 liter is sufficient for an average 88 ft2.
- Available in 0,5 / 1 / 2,5 / 5 / 10 / 25 Liter.