Rustop 3 - back to Anti-corrosives

Description Rustop 3 is a highly penetrating, water displacing, solvent deposited, wax film long term anti-corrosive. 

Appearance Rustop 3 is a brown thioxotropic liquid which gives a firm matt wax film. 

Application Rustop 3 has been designed for the long term protection of ferrous and non-ferrous componenets and is ideal for the protection of machined parts, brightbar, tubes, internal box sections and automobile underbodies. The firm film allows for manual handling of parts minimising dust and dirt pick up.

In Service Use Rustop 3 can be applied by dipping, spraying or brushing. Dipping is recommended to ensure complete coverage and maximum economy in use. After dipping components should be allowed to drain to minimise drag-out losses. care should be taken to ensure minimum solvent evaporation from the tank which should be fitted with a lid. Components should not be dipped whilst hot.
When sprayed the product has excellent atomisation characteristics ensuring good even coverage. Spraying should be carried out using low pressure sprays in well ventilated areas to avoid the build up of solvent vapours.
Rustop 3 should be applies to clean surfaces for best results the product should be applied at a temperature of 10-25 deg. C. Ensure that adequate provision is made to drain and collect any surplus fluid.

Removal Rustop 3 can be easily removed wityh hydrocarbon solvents, by vapour degreasing in chlorinated sovents or by suitable mild alkaline cleaners such as Inter-clene 1.  

Protection Indoors                      3-5 years 
Covered outdoors      18 months - 2 years
Outdoors                   1-2 years

Storage Rustop 3 should be stored indoors, preferably at a temperature of 10-20 deg.C.  

Typical Characteristics Brown thixotropic liquid
Specific gravity @ 20 deg C                                     0.835
Non-volatile content                                                  34 % 
Recommended application temperature                     15-35 deg C
Film thickness (dip application)                                 15-20 microns
Drying time                                                               40 minutes @ 20 deg C
Covering capacity @ 15 microns                              30 sq.metres/litre
                            @  25 microns                             16 sq.metres/litre
Flash point (SFCC)                                                  37 deg. C
Salt fog resistance ASTM B117
Hot salt spray @ 20 microns dry film                        1200 hours minimum
                      @ 30 microns dry film                        2000 hours minimum 

Availability Rustop 3 is available in IBCs, 205 and 25 litre drums also in 400ml aerosols.  

Safe Product Handling The product contains a volatile solvent and suitable health and safety precautions must be taken. Attention should be given to both fire hazard and ventilation in the area of use.

Fire Fighting Procedure:   DO NOT USE WATER.
Extinguish with CO2, BCF,  dry powder or foam.

Precautions in Handling: Care should be taken to avoid prolonged skin contact when using all industrial oils and chemicals, especially on face and hands. Splashes on the skin should be washed off with soap and water, splashes in the eyes should be irrigated with copious amounts of warm water.
Ingestion - The main hazard is possible aspiration as a result of vomiting. Do not induce vomiting. Give 250 mls of milk or water and obtain medical advice.
Inhalation - remove to fresh air. If unconscious give oxygen and consult a doctor.

Technical Service Full technical advice and back-up service is available. 

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