HinderRust FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

How does Tufoil Technology make HinderRUST a better rust inhibitor?

Tufoil Technology allows HinderRUST to aggressively wet across metal surfaces by using boundary film technology to provide superior corrosion protection.

Which HinderRUST product will best protect metal that is stored outdoors?

HinderRUST HV100 is the best option for metal stored outdoors.

Which HinderRUST product is best for protecting against flash rusting for a period up to 60 days?

HinderRUST R2.0 is best used for temporary surface protection after fabrication, or during storage or transportation.

Which form of HinderRUST is easiest to remove?

HinderRUST R2.0 is our removable formula that can be removed by pressure washing or washing with soapy water.

What are some of the common household uses for HinderRUST?

HinderRUST is commonly used on nuts, bolts, hinges, door handles, door locks, trailers, hitches and wire harnesses, yard art, vehicles, gardening tools and home equipment.

What is HinderRUST?

HinderRUST is a one-of-a-kind solvent-free rust stopper and lubricant that uses a proprietary PTFE technology to protect metals. Corrosion is annually a billion dollar problem and HinderRUST‘s engineered approach to surface film management protects surfaces against oxygen and moisture. Key to its success is the HinderRUST‘s ability to spread and wick into otherwise unreachable areas, thereby making it perfect for wire ropes and cables and hard-to-reach areas on equipment and machinery.

What is rust?

According to Wikipedia, rust is stated as this,

“Rust is a general term for describing iron oxides. In colloquial usage, the term is applied to red oxides, formed by the reaction of iron and oxygen in the presence of water or air moisture. There are also other forms of rust, such as the result of the reaction of iron and chloride in an environment deprived of oxygen, such as rebar used in underwater concrete pillars, which generates green rust. Several forms of rust are distinguishable visually and by spectroscopy, and form under different circumstances.[1] Rust consists of hydrated iron(III) oxides Fe2O3·nH2O and iron(III) oxide-hydroxideFeO(OH)·Fe(OH)3”

According to NACE, formerly known as the National Association of Corrosion Engineers, rust causes billions of dollars in damages each year. Not only is it unsightly, untreated corrosion weakens metals and causes permanent damage.

How does HinderRUST fare with salt water?

HinderRUST has several advantages over other rust stoppers on the market. For one thing, HinderRUST uses no solvents. That means it doesn’t evaporate away like many other rust inhibiting products. For another, HinderRUST is engineered to create a barrier between surfaces and outside elements such as salt, moisture, and oxygen. Those two things make HinderRUST extremely good at providing protection from corrosion in all conditions, even in coastal areas.

One of the biggest problems in our factory is machines jamming because of rust. Does HinderRUST work well with manufacturing equipment?

Yes! Not only does HinderRUST prevent rust from forming or spreading, its lubricating properties help free up areas prone to freezing or jamming. Use HinderRUST on gears, wiring, nuts, bolts, and just about any place else to can think of to prevent maintenance issues resulting from rust. We like to say “HinderRUST Keeps the World Moving.”

Which version of HinderRUST should I use?

Take a look at the Our Products page to help you decide which version of HinderRUST is best for your project. If you’re not sure, just call us at 1-507-205-9216 or email us at Ask an Engineer.

Do any of the HinderRUST products contain solvents?

No, all HinderRUST formulas are solvent-free and non-hazardous. It is important to note that HinderRUST aerosol products use a propane butane propellant that promotes the spray function. Once applied, the propellant evaporates almost immediately, leaving the solvent-free base chemistry behind to do its job.

Which HinderRUST product will last the longest?

Our most robust formula is HinderRUST HV100. Once applied, it will self-polymerize over 6-8 weeks, forming a wax-like layer formulated for long term protection.

Can I weld through HinderRUST?

Our HinderRUST S4.0 formula is weld-through approved.

Does HinderRUST S4.0 also act as a lubricant?

HinderRUST S4.0 is not only formulated to stop rust, but it is also a superior lubricant for moving parts.

How often should I reapply HinderRUST to my gardening tools?

Application frequency will depend on usage, environment and storage conditions. Tools stored under cover and stored in dry, covered environments will need to be treated less often than tools used in humid and rainy conditions and stored outdoors or in aging sheds, for example.