Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 10
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JB00001 Worked great on boat trailer
I had an old boat trailer where the bunk attachment brackets had completely rusted away. When I removed them I wire wheeled the rust on the frame away and treated it with a rust converter. The rest of the trailer is galvanized steel so this was the best product for the job. I gave the area's 2 coats and let it dry 2 days. I put on new bunk attachment brackets and the paint held up fine when they were bolted on. Looks very similar to the rest of the galvanized steel.
September 20, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Disappointed This stuff does not work
Used this product on previously hot dipped galvanized parts that had minor surface rust. All parts were cleaned of surface rust and oxidized zinc using a stiff wire brush cup in a high speed angle grinder. After wire brushing the parts were wiped down with Xylene and then coated with the product. After 24 hours of drying time the parts looked fine but the coating scraped off every part with the slightest amount of contact. i.e finger nail scratched every surface.
Waste of time and money.
August 14, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Rockman Scrapes off easily at the slightest touch.
Waited 2 hours to touch, scrapes right off easily. I was shocked at how poor this paint was. If it takes longer to touch, it should be specified on the label, which states "dries to touch in 15 minutes" Baloney. Now I will have to wait 24 hours to see if this paint "cures" otherwise, I will have to remove all this paint.
Disaster, ruined my day.
August 20, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by tallmetalbuilder Good product for general use as long as it is not messed with
I buy this Rust-Oleum brand when I cannot buy the more expensive ZRC cold galvanizing compound at a welding shop that has limited hours. This is a better deal for projects that will not be touched by anything like ceilings and high walls since the product does scratch of easily. It gains a little more scratch resistance after it is cured but it does not hold up as well to the ZRC brand as well. I found out about the ZRC brand since I work in industrial construction and that is what the steel workers use for touching up pipe racks and other hot dipped steel. Overall Rust-Oleum should be good for most general applications and if it scratches off just repaint that spot (3 stars for that since the other brand is much more scratch resistant).
July 17, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by RJ Does not bond with topcoat
I worked on new and old (but brushed and sanded clean) flashing and roof vents. It went on easy but cures to a powdery finish. At the advise of the Rustolium Rep who was stocking shelves, and according to the label, I put a top coat on. It was high end latex, just like the label said to use. The top coat did not bond at all. It lasted 1 day and peeled off. It may be impossible to clean this mess up. I may have to buy $200 in new roof vents. I don't complain much but this has set me back several days of very risky and difficult work. I fault rustolium. I would have been better off using auto primer and auto paint instead. This is a mess.
September 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gwayne decent product
I prefer to treat any rust after scale removal with Ospho and spray with this paint after 24 hours and this will last for many years, especially on any farm equipment that is continually in use as in hay balers and combines. Better than hot dip galvanizing and if any wears away, spray some more over that spot, but that happens infrequently. Ospho converts the rust oxide to a calcium based product that does not progress further. I haven`t found anything better. Shake often...
June 9, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Drew Scratches easily
If you expect a hard (galvanizing) finish, buy something else. It scratches easily and does not provide a hard finish. After spending an afternoon wire bushing and cleaning a galvanized steal bracket, the application went on nicely and it looked great. The next day, it was easy to scraped off the paint with my fingernail. I followed the directions, at room temperature and a clean surface.
Results were very disappointing.
October 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Great product
Used on my above ground pool walls that had rust. Applied after removing rust and before putting a new pool liner. Easy to spray onto walls, and looked great. I strongly recommend a mask! Fumes are strong. Use a fan while spraying it so fumes dissipate. All in all a great product !
May 8, 2014