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Rusteco Gel

Gel on Paint

Rust and Paint

Rust and Paint

My '66 Mustang is in need of some touch up work (okay, if I wanted it back to new, and I do, it needs a total restoration). Rusteco would seem like the ideal solution, however, for spot rust removal while leaving the original paint in place. Sadly, I didn't have time to apply the Gel correctly to remove the rust in this circumstance for this article. However, I was able to test its effects on the paint. Click image to enlarge.

Paint and Gel

Paint and Gel

Here you see the Gel dried on the paint after being left for over a week. Click image to enlarge.

Gel Removed

Gel Removed

I used a toothbrush on the rust spot in hopes of removing what little rust could be gotten off with such a thin coat of the Gel applied. I wasn't able to remove much rust, but I was able to safely remove the Gel. For the painted portions that the Gel covered, I simply dipped a soft paper towel in water and softly rubbed the Gel off. As you can see, there weren't any adverse effects. Click image to enlarge.