Rust Remover Showdown. Will Evapo-Rust prevail?

  • Published on: 16 July 2018
  • Several tests in this video demonstrate the strengths and weaknesses of various store brand rust removal products (CLR, Krud Kutter, Evap-Rust, Loctite Naval Jelly), Muriatic Acid, as well as other options such as using vinegar or Coca Cola. More product details at the very bottom of the description. Which one works the best? After conducting the tests, I like Krud Cutter the best. However, other products, such as Evapo-Rust proved to be very effective as well. Loctite Naval Jelly would be my pick for a flat metal surface. I am not sponsored and I do not receive funding from any product manufacturer. I conduct independent testing. Finally, thank you very much for supporting the channel by watching the commercials and through Patreon support. This allows me to decline all sponsorship opportunities and remain unbiased, since I have nothing to sell nor do I have a corporate sponsor to please. Thanks again!

    I am not affiliated, nor do I profit in any way, from the sales of products purchased on Amazon. Information provided for extra details on specific products tested. Thank you!


    Krud Kutter:

    Loctite Naval Jelly:

  • Runtime : 12:26
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  • Matt B
    Matt B   1 hours ago

    Use CLEANING vinegar, not regular vinegar. It's about twice as powerful. Soak in that stuff, and most rust will dissolve. Any remaining rust should flake right off

  • Mike D
    Mike D   18 hours ago

    Rewatching this after a year - how about rust treatment like extend and other like items

  • SpartaSparky
    SpartaSparky   1 days ago

    Love the channel and all the informative videos! I work in an auto parts re-manufacturing facility that used to use Evaporust on our cast iron pieces. We recently switched to FMT Rust Remover for the same use. However, we use a Ramco Parts Immersion washer with both chemicals that not only slightly agitate the parts, but heat to between 120°F and 140°F. That gets the most out of both chemicals. I know it's not ideal for small scale at home projects, but thought I'd share just the same.

  • oldporkchops
    oldporkchops   2 days ago

    Very informative video. I'm interested in the reverse. I'm planning to select screw fasteners for fixing down metal roof panels and was wondering which type (galvanized, plated, different types of stainless steel) would be the most rust resistant? Thanks.

  • CA B
    CA B   2 days ago

    @11:15 Now what's that got to do with rust removal?? LOL!!!

  • Christopher Stratton

    Can you do a video on products like cosmoline or maxi coat type rust preventers

  • Swipa GotGame
    Swipa GotGame   3 days ago

    Which one do u think is best for restoring a bathroom

  • Eduardo Lopez
    Eduardo Lopez   3 days ago

    PSA. I let some nuts and bolts soak in krud kutter for a week. The nuts and bolts completely dissolved. Dont let it sit for more than 1 hr if that

  • Creg Winkle
    Creg Winkle   4 days ago

    Thought I was watching CodeBullet for a minute. Lol.

  • Evin Drews
    Evin Drews   5 days ago

    why does the metal turn black after awhile?

  • b t
    b t   6 days ago

    Great way you test and baseline these products. Love your vids!

  • Vern Speicker
    Vern Speicker   6 days ago

    That's all well and good and stuff if you're doing little tiny small things like nuts and bolts but I have a 8 inch jointer planer that I've had for 10 years or so stored my garage and got very Rusty and I need something to remove the rust from the bed of it that won't pit or score the metal. Obviously I can't take an 8-inch jointer planer and dunk it in a tub of solution for electrolysis. Any ideas?

  • meltdownman
    meltdownman   6 days ago

    Could you do a comparison test for car undercoatings like RP 342, Por 15 Professional, Rust Bullet, Fluid Film etc?

  • Seve McC
    Seve McC   1 weeks ago

    Thanks. I tried evaporust On the undercarriage of my truck. I use the sponge to dab it on. I did that twice, took it to the car wash, and it came off really clean. I was impressed. But there are a few tougher spots where I’m going to try your crud cutter. Thanks again

  • J M
    J M   1 weeks ago

    Your right there is no benefit to using coke, just say no!

  • cornemuse61
    cornemuse61   1 weeks ago

    Muriatic acid is a false name... if you want to clean iron with the real stuff with less contaminants... ask for concentrated Hydrochloric acid ... HCl want to clean copper? ask for sulphuric acid; H2SO4..., want to clean Aluminum? ask for phosphoric acid H3PO4 (that's what's in cola.. in low concentration...17 mg per 100 mL)

  • Corey Renner
    Corey Renner   2 weeks ago

    I've had very good luck with vinegar, it works overnight BUT, I've always used it with salt dissolved in it. Add salt and stir until it becomes saturated (you start getting some undissolved salt at the bottom of the container). The rust just falls off with a rag by the next day, I've never tried it without the salt.

  • R3D-1 Truth
    R3D-1 Truth   2 weeks ago

    I would like to show my appreciation again. I watch your videos over and over again to gain more information about my buying decisions. As for this video, have you ever considered one of these tests on painted metals with rusted areas, to see the damage done to the painted surface and safe for use on spot rust on vehicles. Thanks

  • the cat man
    the cat man   2 weeks ago

    where are you getting 2p coke fromedit: 10:26

  • SMC Custom Knives 1
    SMC Custom Knives 1   2 weeks ago

    What about a rust converter like Rustex or CRC? Great video PF, really enjoy them!

  • We all Seek the same
    We all Seek the same   2 weeks ago

    did you consider adding a small voltage charge to the krud cutter or even the vinegar

  • stektirade
    stektirade   3 weeks ago

    So you cant reuse krud kutter like you can with evapo rust?

  • Henri Helasmäki
    Henri Helasmäki   3 weeks ago

    Really nice test! I would allso like to see phosphoric acid tested!

  • jason puttock
    jason puttock   3 weeks ago

    i would like to see metal treated with anti corrosive added. lets see how lasts longer without rusting. Dam it cannot buy krud cutter in my area.

  • Nicolas Tremblay
    Nicolas Tremblay   4 weeks ago

    Just saw this video, now I'm gonna buy some krud kutter. Thanks !

  • Ricky Carlson
    Ricky Carlson   4 weeks ago

    I've actually had a lot of success with vinegar, I usually let it sit for a couple days though

  • RobMacKendrick
    RobMacKendrick   1 months ago

    The main advantages of vinegar are that it's widely available and very safe. (Though you wanna watch that off-gassing; that's hydrogen coming off the solution, so if you're not looking to relive the Hindenburg, don't cover it tightly, use it away from open flame, and have good ventilation.) You can speed up and deepen the effectiveness by keeping the vinegar warm, such as mulling the bolt on the stovetop. You're never going to equal the performance of purpose-made name-brand concoctions, but it's good to know about it if you don't have one of those.

    RELOADINGandSHOOTING   1 months ago

    It seems that every time I’m about to do a project, your video always comes to the rescue!!! Do you have a review for “The Best Woman to Marry?” I can see you saying “wow! This woman knows how to cook, drive and fix a car! That’s amazing! 😅😅😅

  • Mean Mug Muzik
    Mean Mug Muzik   1 months ago

    I would like you to add a product that is called Dr. X Rust Remover.

    BULL WRINKLE   1 months ago

    Snobowl toilet cleaner works same as muriatic acid or empty the sulfuric acid from an old car battery

  • bill sedman
    bill sedman   1 months ago

    thanksTODD PROJECT FARM Winns again

  • juliusvalentinas
    juliusvalentinas   1 months ago

    how to make phosphoric acid or any other to a gel you can brush on?