How to Restore Rusted Stainless Steel and Protect it from future damage.
Tired of cleaning rusty stainless steel? Yes, you can stop the Rust cycle of stainless.
Unfortunately, Stainless Steel is Stain"Less" - Not Stain"Free"
Cleaning Tea Staining or Rust off of Stainless Steel is not enough. The surface must be protected or the metal will rust again in just days.
304 Stainless Steel Bench Before and After Restoration
Before and after Stainless Steel Restoration in Salt Environment
Stainless steel is subject to rust, tea-staining and corrosion, especially when exposed to salt air or moisture.
How to Restore Rusty Stainless Steel
1. First, clean off the rust. This can be done chemically (ERW-XL Stainless Steel Cleaner will clean rust off stainless steel - Paint it On, Let it Work, Rinse it off.) Brushed stainless steel can be cleaned manually with synthetic steel wool pads or very fine sand paper. (Do not use real steel wool or it can cause even more rust.) A no-scratch cleanser like BonAmi can also be used but it is more messy. If you use an abrasive, make sure to clean WITH the grain. Do not use abrasives or cleansers on stainless steel that is not brush finished.
2. Neutralize. If an acid based cleaner is used, the surface must be neutralized. Many stainless steel cleaners are acid based. Pickling is also an acid process. Passivation or neutralizing is a very important step. Neutralizing can be done with neutralizer or with baking soda and water. Rinse afterwards.
3. Solvent Wipe. The final step to preparing stainless steel before application of ProtectaClear is to wipe it down with a clean solvent like xylene or denatured alcohol.
4. Seal and Protect. ProtectaClear is a tough, clear protective coating that has excellent adhesion on stainless steel. It is highly resistant to salts and chlorines to protect stainless steel from rust, corrosion and tea-staining. It is very natural looking and practically invisible on stainless steel. Wipe ProtectaClear on with a lint-free cloth, a clearcoat applicator pad, solvent rated paint brush, foam brush, high density foam roller or ProtectaClear can be sprayed on.
Cameron Whetten's engine coated with ProtectaClear.
It is a misconception that stainless steel is stainless. Stainless steel will degrade like all other architectural metals. The term "stainless" implies a resistance to staining, rusting and pitting. Stainless steel generally has a higher resistance to the effects of exposure but will still be affected by the elements.
ProtectaClear will seal and protect Architectural metal, building exteriors, restaurant equipment, stainless steel refrigerators, Stainless Steel sinks, Stainless Steel Barbeques and much more. Like all Everbrite coatings, ProtectaClear is food safe once it is cured and will help kitchen equipment easier to keep clean.
What Do I Need to Restore Rusted Stainless Steel?
Small Steel Restoration Kit
Steel Restoration Kit
What Do I Need to Restore Rusted Stainless Steel?
What are ProtectaClear Customers saying?
"I used ProtectaClear on my outdoor stainless steel grill, doors and drawers in my outside kitchen. I got to say the coating went on like a charm it was the easiest application of a paint type product I have ever done. The coating was applied to vertical and horizontal surfaces there was no dripping or running. It dried rapidly and the equipment looked like new. I bought the coating because we put in a new pool and outdoor kitchen last summer the pool was a salt water pool. I didn't notice at first but about 6 months after installation I noticed little brown stains on the stainless steel equipment it rubbed off fairly easy at first and I didn't think about it much till the end of the swimming season. The brown spots didn't rub off so easily anymore and I thought I had bought some faulty stainless steel units. The next week I was out barbequing and got sprayed by the pool cleaner and noticed the cleaner sprayed small droplets all over the stainless steel equipment this was causing the brown spots of rust because of the salt content of the water. I started looking for some way to coat the units and came across your site. I expected to get some industrial coating with no support or help from the factory. What I got wasgreat customer service,easy to follow instructions, a complete installation package even the gloves, great follow up and a product that stands up to the Texas heat without peeling, flaking or yellowing. The water has not caused any brown spots since applying and the product has performed past my expectations. I rarely find a company and product that does what it says it will do. I plan to buy the product to put on my RV to protect it from road grim and weather.
Thanks," Paul Rabago
"I used the ProtectaClear on my project. My project is a pneumatic engine that I wanted to polish up to put on display. It is made of stainless steel, aluminum, and brass components assembled on a hickory base. I was having trouble with rust forming on the stainless steel parts, even after I polished them up. I wanted to add a clear coat to help prevent future rust and I found ProtectaClear. The ProtectaClear was very easy to apply. I amastounded by how clear it is! I thought for sure that I would be able to see some slight color difference, but there is absolutely none. The ProtectaClear is so clear that after I emptied the foil pan I used and let the residual dry, it was impossible to see that the pan had even been used.The stuff is invisible! It dries smoothly and quickly, and adding subsequent coats is a breeze. I must say that I am completely pleased with this product and how well it worked for my project. I have attached some photos of my finished project in case you would like to see. In a few of the photos you can see how shiny the components are. The ProtectaClear preserved the polished finish quite well, and I think even enhanced it some. Again, thank you for the quality product."