To achieve expert results, please take the time to carefully read and understand the following directions before you begin your restoration project. These directions are meant to be general guidelines only and do not cover every application or environmental situation. If you have remaining questions or concerns, please call us at 219-263-0073 for technical assistance.

ALWAYS WEAR PROTECTIVE GLOVES AND SAFETY GLASSES. ALWAYS WORK IN A WELL-VENTILATED AREA. Please heed all labeled warning and caution notices on all products.

Theoretical Coverage:

KBS Rust Converter 12oz Aerosol should convert up to 20 sq. ft.

Surface Prep:

NOTE: The surface must be rusty.

KBS Rust Converter is not designed to use on any non-rusty surfaces or surfaces where you have a mix of rusty areas and non-rusty areas. Use a wire brush or sandpaper to remove as much loose and flaky rust as possible. If needed, clean the surface well with KBS Klean.


For best results, use when can is between 50°F and 90°F (10°C and 32°C). ALWAYS WEAR PROTECTIVE GLOVES AND EYE WEAR when using KBS Rust Converter. Always use NIOSH/MSHA approved air supplied respirator.

Shake can at least one minute after rattle is heard and occasionally during use.

Spray surface with steady even strokes at a distance of 8 to 12 inches. A chemical reaction will cause the rust to turn black.

Allow 24 hours before applying a second coat or when topcoating with a different coating.

If clogging develops, turn sprayhead ¼ turn or remove and clean sprayhead slot. DO NOT stick pin or other objects into can opening. With can and sprayhead pointed away from you, reinsert sprayhead with a gentle twisting motion.


Flash Point: -4°F

Specific Gravity: 0.80

Solids Content: ~30%

MIR Value ~1.18, cannot exceed 1.20

Storage Temperature: 40-100°F

Application Temperature: 50-90°F

Durability: Excellent

Abrasion Resistance: Good

Gasoline Resistance Yes

Heat Resistance: 250°F

Resin System: Chain Stopped Alkyd

Shelf Life: At least 2 years

Dry Time*:

To touch 10 minutes
To recoat/topcoat 24 hours
*At 72F, 50% humidity, 1.5 mil thickness

NOTE: Curing/Recoat time is extended with multiple coats and excessively thick coats**

Gloss: Flat, less than 15 as measured on a 60° gloss meter