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Conversion Coating & Rust Protection

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Corrosion inhibitors include conversion coatings and rust inhibitors applied to metal surfaces to prevent rust. These chemicals offer rust protection by coating or altering the surface of metals to seal out moisture and improve coating adhesion. Corrosion protection is typically used during product storage and before painting or finishing to improve the longevity of metal parts.
NuGenTec’s conversion coating and rust protection products are specially designed for superior performance in all applications. Our corrosion protection formulas are low odor, easy to use and provide a safer, eco-friendlier alternative to harsh chemicals. We offer a variety of formulas, including phosphate conversion coatings (Iron Phosphate), water-soluble rust inhibitors, and water displacing rust inhibitors that provide temporary indoor and long-term rust protection for ferrous and non-ferrous metals

 Conversion Coatings for Surface Preparation & Corrosion Protection

Conversion coatings are primer chemicals that alter the surface of a metals, like iron and steel, to create a superficial molecular layer that helps improve paint adhesion by converting the metal cubic structure to an amorphous one, thereby improving adhesion of amophour coatings like paints and enamels, etc. These chemical coatings also provide rust protection by preventing painted or coated surface from allowing corrosion to undercut the coatings. 

Iron Phosphate Conversion Coatings

Iron phosphate conversion coatings provide rust protection for equipment used in general metal finishing and powder coating applications. These corrosion inhibitors work on unfinished or painted aluminum, iron, and steel and are 80-95% as effective as zinc phosphate but much safer to use. The biodegradable formula is safer for the environment and does not require waste treatment or special disposal.
  • NuKoat 33MF: A low foam, low temperature spray that is Moly free and HF free. This one-step spray is compatible with steel, galvanized steel, zinc, and aluminum.  
  • NuKoat 55: An HF and Moly free conversion coating offered in low foam and no foam formulas. Suitable for galvanized steel, zinc, and aluminum surfaces. 
  • NuKoat 47: Low foam and low temperature conversion coating for ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
  • NuKoat 53MF: Low foam, one-step cleaning and conversion coating for steel, galvanized steel, zinc, and aluminum. Moly and HF free.
  • Ultra Seal 1: A no foam, chrome-free final rinse and seal for iron and zinc phosphate coatings.
Select from over a dozen phosphate conversion coating formulas, including low foam and no foam options. Typical applications include sliding glass doors, filing cabinets, street signs, outdoor grills, license plates, and more.  

Zinc Phosphate Conversion Coatings

Zinc phosphate conversion coatings are harsher than iron phosphate corrosion inhibitors and not as popular for general use applications. These phosphate conversion coatings provide better spray adhesion but do require waste treatment and hazardous waste disposal.
Zinc phosphate chemical conversion coatings are primarily used in Military and Defense applications requiring adherence to MIL-SPEC requirements. Contact us to discuss your MIL-SPEC requirements and available formulas.

Chromate Conversion Coatings

Chromate conversion coatings prevent rust by improving the bond between paint and metal and are formulated for use on most metal surfaces, including galvanic and electroplating products.  These products present a fire hazard in dry form and require proper hazardous substance disposal.
We offer two conversion coating formulas: 
  • NuKoat CCC: A conversion coating formulated for the touch-up and corrosion repair process of magnesium alloys. This product meets SAE AMS-M-3171, Type VI specifications.
  • NuKoat Ultra Seal: A chrome-free final seal for iron or zinc phosphate conversion coatings that improves powder or paint adhesion. 

Water Soluble and Water Displacing Rust Inhibitors

Rust inhibitors provide corrosion protection by slowing the oxidat