Hammerite Rust Remover Dip Review

by Sam Wood | Last Updated: 10/09/2021

If you are here then you must have a rust problem, whatever rusty object you have you have decided to do something about it. Hammerite Rust Remover is specially developed for the safe and effective removal of rust from metal items. Ideal for car parts, nuts, bolts and garden tools. The gentle formula of this rust remover means that is non-harmful, safe to the skin and will not damage paintwork. This sounds like the perfect product, but how does it actually work in the real world? Well, I headed over to Amazon, bought a tub and tested it out on some really rusty metal, so let’s find out how it got on.

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Hammerite Rust Remover Dip 500ml
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09/23/2021 04:35 pm GMT

The Rusty Metal

here is the rusty metal before any sort of treatment at all. I have wire brushed it and cleaned to get any really loose chunks of rust of it before I begin.

The Metal Wire Brushed

The Metal Wire Brushed

The Rust Remover Dip

So let’s get into the bottle. The rust remover dip is a bright green toxic looking fluid. It screams danger from just the colour of it.

Rust Remover Dip Bottle

Rust Remover Dip Bottle

You then need to dilute the rust remover dip 10:1. 10 parts water to 1 part remover. This is really great as it means this bottle of rust remover will actually go a long way.

The Diluted Rust Dip

The Diluted Rust Dip

Here it is, heavily diluted down but still really bright green.

Dipping

So not comes the time to dip my rusty metal sample.

I fully submerged the section I was testing. All I then have to do is wait, I left this overnight and came back the following day.

The Sample Being Dipped

The Sample Being Dipped

First Look After Being Pulled Out

Below you can see what the metal looked like after being pulled from the dip. You can already see just how much rust has been stripped and this is before doing any scrubbing or cleaning.

Look at the red paint that has suddenly appeared, I had no idea that was even there before dipping it.

After Being Pulled From the Dip

After Being Pulled From the Dip

Clean it up

So now it’s time to give this metal a good wash off with water, followed by a really good scrub with a wire brush.

This will knock any loose rust off and let us really see just how well the dip has done.

After A Good Scrub With A Wire Brush

After A Good Scrub With A Wire Brush

You can see a huge difference here. A whole load of rust has been removed and we even have some silver paint now showing through. This was obviously buried a few layers deep in rust before we did the dip.

Painting

Now comes the next test, how will it paint. I grabbed a can of Hammerite smooth black spray and gave it a good coat.

I’m pleased to see the paint has stuck really well to the newly cleaned rust.

Now Painted Over With Hammerite Smooth

Now Painted Over With Hammerite Smooth

Will the rust come back?

One of the biggest problems with rust removing products is that the rust could come back. So I moved the sample outside to test this, check back for an update to see how it got on.

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Wood by name, wood by nature. I am a fully qualified, time-served, award-winning joiner with an NVQ Level 3 in Carpentry and Joinery as well as an HNC in Construction. Beyond my joinery qualifications, I have also earned a degree in building surveying. I believe these qualifications make me perfectly positioned to provide expert advice on many different areas of DIY as well as share all of the tips I have picked up in over a decade working on building sites!