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Vactan Rust Converter - 1 Litre

Vactan Rust Converter - 1 Litre


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Vactan is an industry leading rust converter for the treatment of corroded steel and iron surfaces, used by some of the world's largest companies every day. Converts rust, protects and is self-priming.


Vactan has been developed by Performance Chemicals and is the product of years of innovation and our expert knowledge within product development and manufacturing. We pride ourselves on creating best in class products for our customers.

Vactan is currently used by: Disney Cruise Liners, Universal Studios, The US Navy, P&O Ferries and many more.

How it works

Vactan is a complex mixture of a vinyl acrylic copolymer and tannic acid for the treatment of corroded steel and iron surfaces. Vactan neutralises the corrosion process by converting the rust into a blue-black metallo-organic complex which passivates the surface.

It then further protects the surface by forming a film with low permeability to water vapour and oxygen. Vactan is self priming but for long term protection it is advisable to overcoat with a suitable water or solvent base midcoat or topcoat.

One litre of Vactan can treat 8-9 square metres. This non-hazardous product has been tested and certified as fit for use for the carriage of grain and use in potable water systems. Vactan should be used within 12 months of the purchase date. Do not allow Vactan to freeze. Store in ambient conditions out of direct sunlight.


Surfaces should be wire brushed to remove loose rust and it is preferable to remove soluble salts by washing with water as they inhibit the conversion process. Surfaces should also be oil and grease free.

Vactan has been designed for application by spray and brush. By airless spray a dry film thickness of 60 microns can be achieved without sagging. The addition of further water may be necessary for air assisted spraying. By brush application, a dry film thickness of 40 microns per coat is considered optimum.

Vactan can be applied over damp surfaces and dries quickly under suitable temperature and humidity conditions. Immediately after use equipment should be washed in water to remove all traces of Vactan.

Drying Conditions

Under ideal conditions a 100 micron wet film of Vactan will be touch dry in approximately 10 minutes at 20 Deg C. Whereas at 10 Deg C and little air movement this time could be as much as 2 hours. Ideally wait 24 hours after application.


Vactan may be overcoated when cured with any conventional paint brush, roller or spray.


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