Remove rust without harming the environment

Evapo-Rust from CRC Industries is a water-based rust remover that is biodegradable and non-toxic for the user and the environment. Its award-winning formula eliminates rust without having to scrub or sand parts. Furthermore, it is economical as the product is suitable for reuse several times. CRC says that Evapo-Rust can restore metal parts and tools rapidly and efficiently in all industries: automotive, construction, marine and general metalworking.

To use Evapo-Rust, which is REACH compliant, simply immerse the part in a bath of the ready-to-use solution. The rust then detaches from the metal surface and remains suspended in the liquid. Notably, the active ingredient in the formula binds exclusively to iron, removing only the rust from steel, iron, cast iron and chrome. It thus preserves the non-oxidised metal and is harmless to other metals. Compared with conventional acidic or basic strippers, CRC Evapo-Rust is non-toxic, non-caustic and non-corrosive, and does not affect plastic, PVC, Viton and non-oxidised paint on treated parts.

According to CRC, Evapo-Rust removes the thickest layers of rust down to bare metal, leaving no residual layer and requiring no sanding or blasting. The treatment is fast: it is possible to remove a light layer of rust in only 15 to 30 minutes; a medium layer in 6 hours; and a thick layer in 12 to 24 hours. It works at room temperature, although it is possible to accelerate results by heating to 50°C.

It takes 5 litres of Evapo-Rust to remove 0.3 kg of pure dry rust. Moreover, preliminary cleaning is only necessary in the case of very dirty and greasy parts.
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