Cars and Trucks
Condition is everything, whether restoring an old Ford, Harley or T-Bird. One should never use processes that damage or degrade the surface of vehicle parts less than the current condition.
Casting marks should be crisp and sheet metal parts straight. Sandblasting processes, including bead blasting, will definitely deteriorate the castingsÌ crispness and warp sheet metal. After all, sandblasting is an abrasive process that alters the surface features.
A byproduct of the sugar beet-refining process, Rustbeeter™ seeks out iron oxide (rust) from steel and cast iron. Unlike sandblasting, bead blasting, wire brushing or treating with acids or caustics, Rustbeeter™ will not degrade the base metal or, in turn, the value of the part.
You should know…
- Rustbeeter™ will not remove paint that is properly adhered to the metal. However, most paint has rust beneath it and Rustbeeter™ will remove the rust and float the paint.
- Rustbeeter™ is particularly good at cleaning NOS parts and chrome.
- Plastic media blasting and soda blasting are often used for stripping automotive parts. However, these processes will not remove rust because the iron oxides are harder than the plastic pellets or baking soda media. Therefore, most media/soda blasters also will include abrasive particles in their mix. Depending on the pressure and concentration of this mixture deterioration and warp age could occur.
- Rustbeeter™ seeps into nooks and crannies where other processes are unable to reach, such as the interior of carburetors, tubing, and water jackets.
- Depending on the level of restoration, there are times when you might not need or wish to remove every particle of rust. There are many excellent rust converters on the market for use on areas of the vehicle such as frames.
- Since Rustbeeter™ is a food product, it is safe to use, safe to handle and poses no health issues. It is much less expensive than many other commercial products and processes, and is a great deal less time consuming than sandblasting and wire brushing.