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Old 09-17-2018, 01:41 PM   #1
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Do you know what rust converter is?

I was inspecting the work the mechanic who change my exhaust manifold doughnut did with the car up on ramps. This is my 2002 Toyota Echo I recently bought after I gave my son my Yarris. The mechanic mentioned the power steering hoses were ready to go. The rubber parts of the hoses were fine, but there are metal tubes that are part of the assembly which were heavily rusted.

I painted the metal parts with something called rust converter. It converts rusted metal back into metal. If you put two coats on, the metal has a hard black finish which could be painted. But itís not necessary to do that the repair will never rust again. I found the stuff when I bought a Miata that mustíve been in a flood. The underneath of the car was severely rusted. But over a month I paid the whole thing with rust converter. I have the car for two years in New Jersey winters before I sold it. The rust never came back.

Next time youíre the hardware store if you havenít heard of this stuff grab a bottle and read the label. This stuff can save you in a bad situation!
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Old 09-17-2018, 01:45 PM   #2
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ive used it...seems to do ok.

id rather oil spray annually, though
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Old 09-17-2018, 01:58 PM   #3
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Right dothe oil spray Once a year. But if you got an existing rust problem That’s with the converter is for.
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Old 09-17-2018, 06:27 PM   #4
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Basically for those without the know:

This "Rust convertor" or "Rust Inhibitor" turns red-iron oxide into black-iron tannate. Red-oxide will continue to eat and chip away with more exposure to the atmosphere (oxygen really) Where'as black-oxide forms a seal and will not continue to degrade. I always hose down the interior door panels on older cars (70 and earlier) with this stuff when I get it to stop rust immediately.

Link for more: https://www.theruststore.com/Rust-Co...-FAQs-W48.aspx

Do the right thing save the earth. Keep cars outta the junkyard !

For food based rust conversion: try the homeade stuff https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvWAjbHz0r0
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Old 09-18-2018, 03:20 AM   #5
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OK iíll have to get out my G9.

Since the car is three or 400 pounds lighter than the Yaris, itís much peppier.

Itís also amazing how much better the throttle response is with the cable actuation.
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Old 09-18-2018, 09:30 AM   #6
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