Product Information
Conversion Coating
Product Description
  BLUE RIVER COATINGS CONVERSION COATING is a water-based product that eliminates rust by accomplishing two functions at the same time. First, rust is converted to ferric iron, a black organic compound. Second, a coating of clear acrylic is formed over the coated area. The surface that remains after the transformation can be either left black or coated with Blue River Coatings wide range of products for the desired outcome. Product tests have shown that Blue River Conversion Coating has extended the life of equipment or products for several more years after probable replacement. Blue River Coatings Conversion Coating can be used on all rusted surfaces.
Environmental Advantages
  BLUE RIVER COATINGS CONVERSION COATING is considered non-hazardous by EPA definitions and does not contain lead or chromates. The solid and semi-solid sludge produced in spraying and clean up can be flocculated; dried and sent to a “Class B” landfill. Check with your local and state regulations for proper handling.
Excellent durability   Non-Hazardous
Can be applied to interior and exterior surfaces   Coating will not flash rust on bare metal
Final coating can be painted   Shelf life of 1 year
Distilled water is used for reduction   Unused product can be returned to container
Water is used for clean-up   Non-Flammable
Schools   Automobiles
Industrial Plants   Heavy Equipment
Homes   Boats
Farms   Tools
Machinery   Railroads
Air Quality Data
Free of lead and chromates
VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) 0.2 lb/gal;  35 gm/ltr when catalyzed
Physical Data
Liquid, Cream Color Boiling Point: 212°F
Specific Gravity: 1Vapor Density: Heavier than air % Solid by weight: ND
Evaporation Rate: Slower than Ether % Solid by Volume: ND
VOC: 0.2 lb/gal; 35 gm/ltr Weight per gallon
Flash Point: None    
Performance Data
  Recommended film thickness for test results on steel is 1 mil.
Salt Spray: Good
Solvent Resistance: Good
Flexibility: Good
Hardness: HB
Drying Time (Air Dry): Recoat – N/A
Drying Time (Air Dry): Dust Free – 10 minutes @ 50% humidity and 75°F
Drying Time (Air Dry): Dry to handle – 1 hour @ 50% humidity and 75°F


  METAL: Surface must be free of grease, oil, dirt and other foreign matter. If scale rust is present, brush surface with wire/steel brush to remove heavy oxidation and loose flakes.
1. Stir contents before use. Never shake or stir under high agitation.
2. Spraying: reduce with distilled water to 20-25 seconds Zahn #2.
3. Apply with standard equipment-pressure or suction feed, air assisted airless, HVLP, LVLP or electrostatic. Atomization pressure depends on viscosity. Best performance is with an agitation pot.
4. Brushing or rolling: reduce with distilled water to 30-38 seconds Zahn #2.
5. Apply coating over entire rusted area and allow to dry completely. Coating will go from clear to black depending on the amount of rust present. The more rust/oxidation present, the darker the coating.
6. Shelf life: 1 year.
7. Do not store at/or below freezing 32°F..
  Use water for cleanup. If the coating dries in the spray equipment, solvents may have to be used for cleanup. If the internal parts of the spray equipment are not stainless steel, it is recommended that the gun be disassembled and allowed to air dry..

Blue River Coatings   2910 S Nebraska Ave   Hastings NE  68901  
Phone: 402-463-3962     Toll Free: 888-420-2628     Fax: 402-463-4476     Email
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