Frequently Asked Questions

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Questions About Agriguard

Yes! Agriguard is an excellent primer for both rusted and bare steel surfaces.

Yes. Agriguard may be sprayed using airless, air assisted airless and HVLP. It is ready to spray out of the can however it can be reduced up to 10% with Xylene or similar solvent.

Yes! One of the most common applications for Agriguard is on rusted car and truck frames, chasis, doors, etc.

Agriguard is sold online with reduced or even free shipping throughout the United States. We also have some distributors around the country.

Most orders ship same day if placed before 12:00 pm. Shipping time can take 1-3 days.

Yes. We sell Agriguard in 5-gallon pails for larger projects.

Yes. We offer bulk pricing for Agriguard. Please contact us directly to discuss your project requirements.

AgriGuard Rust Coater can be top coated with Agriguard Spray Topcoats or similar top-coats. Please use the topcoat window of 4 to 8 hours, if you wait to topcoat after 8 hours you will have to scuff up the Rust Coater before applying a topcoat to ensure proper adhesion.

The Agriguard Rust Coater covers approximately 500 square feet per gallon for one coat. Manufactures recommendation is a two coat system to provide the long lasting most durable coating system.

Yes, Agriguard may be used over existing galvanized steel components, structures and roofs. Prior to application all loose rust, debris, and oxidation must be removed prior to application.

Scuff the surface with a wire brush or similar to remove all loose rust and debris. After that, wipe the surface with white vinegar or soap and water to remove oxidation on the surface. Rise with water to make sure that no cleaning agent residue is left on the surface. Once clean and dry, apply Agriguard directly over the surface.

The Black Agriguard will tend to chalk up in direct sunlight applications, so we would suggest our Aluminum color if what you are coating is exposed to direct sunlight.

Usually about 2-4 hours depending on humidity. The higher the humidity, the faster it will dry.

This product may be applied over old rusted surfaces. A wire brush, sandpaper, steel wool or scotch-brite pads. Remove any loose rust or paint to leave a tight rusted surface. Wipe, wash or clean any remaining dirt, grease or debris.

AgriGuard Rust Coater is available in two colors: Silver for outdoor use and Gloss Black for indoor use. We also offer Agriguard Performance Topcoats which are available in a wide variety of standard manufacturer colors.

Yes, however the existing paint may delaminate or fail, preventing Agriguard™ from being effective.

No. The aluminum finish is designed to last for several years outside without needing to be painted. If painting over AgriGuard™, please paint it soon after it cures to ensure proper topcoat adhesion. 

No the aluminum finish will last for years outside. The back finish is not designed for direct sunlight however and should be used on interior chassis, frames or for covered surfaces. Sunlight will cause the black finish to chalk and turn grey over time.

Yes - it can be used on wood and concrete as well.

Yes - as with any chemical, solvent or paint you must take care to follow all safety precautions. Always use proper eye and skin protection when working with or near AgriGuard™. It dries very 

fast and hard and is difficult to remove from skin once dry. Only use products in extremely well ventilated areas. If spraying through a spray gun, always use the proper NIOSH approved respirator.

Rust Coater can be used as a primer or primer/topcoat to extend the life of any type of equipment: farm implements, heavy equipment, snow plows, lawn care, metal furniture, tanks, cattle gates, silos, irrigation systems, structures, AC and refrigeration units, pipes, offshore equipment, drilling equipment or vehicles. Virtually any metal surface exposed to a corrosive environment or affected by rust.

Minimum Application Temp is approximately 40 degrees F.