Rust Grip

Rust Grip Coating Technology offers a patented, simple (one part) system, cost effective, durable, long lasting and environmentally friendly alternative for corrosion and bio hazard encapsulation, mitigation and containment.

Compared to traditional corrosion methods, Rust Grip has been engineered to be applied directly over surface rust without any loss of adhesion (ASTM test D4541 & D3359, over 1200 psi) and surface tensile strength of (6780 psi).

Rust Grip has a 10+ year applied life with no loss of performance characteristics from exposure to UV and harsh chemical and/or environmental contaminants (10,000 hours at perfect 10 ASTM D5894, 15,000 hours ASTM B117 at perfect 10).

Rust Grip is patented to penetrate through 18 layers of lead based paint (LBP) and encapsulate this and other bio hazards for a minimum of 10 years (ASTM E1795).

Rust Grip corrosion and encapsulation technology has outperformed all ASTM standards for corrosion control and been successfully tested more than any other corrosion coating known.


*Please click on the tab above for a complete list of certificates and testing over the past 20 years.

RUST GRIP is a tough, one-part, moisture-cure polyurethane coating that absorbs atmospheric moisture to cure. Upon curing, RUST GRIP provides a protective coating film of superior adhesion and flexibility that is resistant to abrasion and impact, and is also resistant to chemical solvents and acid splash.

RUST GRIP can be applied over pressure-washed, completely dry flash rust and firmly bonded commercial paints. In most cases, a white or near-white blasting is not required. A light to medium surface rust is preferred as the profile.


RUST GRIP literally anchors itself into the surface of the existing rust, metal or concrete, etc. RUST GRIP is loaded with a metallic pigment for strength. It encapsulates the surface to have the existing rust become a layer of steel over the surface to a strength of 6180psi.

RUST GRIP’s patented design will instantly find the pores of the applied surface and immediately fill them. Within an hour of application, it will begin its cure cycle. During this cure cycle, it will pull moisture from the air and begin to microscopically swell within the individual pores as it hardens. This process anchors the coating and seals the full surface against any possibility of air, moisture, or any minerals attacking it.

In many areas where rust is a continuous problem, the age-old system for dealing with existing rust is to use a lengthy, expensive 4-step procedure: (1) Sandblast for surface preparation (2) Apply a primer coat (3) Apply a middle coat (4) Apply a top coat. This is an outdated system which is nolonger viable due to the enormous costs in terms of time and expense.

RUST GRIP is a simple one-coat system (having a low initial viscosity) which after minimal preparation (ie: NO SANDBLASTING) wets the rusty surface, then penetrates to the foundation of the rust's origin where curing begins. RUST GRIP is made with special solvent carriers that allow it to penetrate deep into the pores. RUST GRIP actually becomes part of the infrastructure unlike a surface coating which just bonds on top. The polymer literally begins to swell, developing an interlocking network between the pores of the substrate and the coating.

In addition to this, RUST GRIP’s high molecular weight allows the coating to become extremely tough. Being an aromatic urethane in nature, it is already extremely resistant to acids. Its non-leafing metallic qualities allow an encapsulation of the surface and adds additional toughness and UV control to its substrate.

For a solution to corrosion on submerged infrastructures or surfaces that need to be coated when wet please refer to MOIST METAL GRIP.


Upon curing, RUST GRIP provides a protective coating film of superior adhesion and flexibility which is resistant to abrasion and impact. RUST GRIP can be used as a primer or as a one-coating system. For more information please read:

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  • RUST GRIP has been successfully tried and tested throughout the world and has received numerous certificates to substantiate its effectiveness and reliability.
  • RUST GRIP applied to a bare metal plate with one coat at only 6 dry mils thickness passed through 15,000 hours (30 years in the field) with a perfect 10 score with no corrosion development. (ASTM C117)
  • RUST GRIP has passed 15,000 hours of salt spray testing which far exceeds the marine specifications and consequently has achieved DNV certification
  • RUST GRIP is not a sacrificial rust inhibitor such as a zinc enriched primer that will wear out over time but in fact it is a permanent rust proofing which is why it is a certified (ASTM E1795) Biohazard Encapsulator.
  • RUST GRIP is certified by the EPA for encapsulation of lead-based paints and asbestos

For updated SDS and/or further information or documents regarding these and other test results please contact us.

RUST GRIP can totally seal virtually any surface and protect it against corrosion, weather and physical wear. Please find below a few selected references from our Global Database intended to show the type of application, solution and markets in which RUST GRIP has successfully been applied:

Colorado Bridge

Gasification Site

Drilling Vessel

Oil Carrier


Italian Oil and Gas Company

Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge

Passenger Ship 

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