Many months ago I purchased the chassis restoration kit from them that included a two-part rust converter, rust encapsulator and the chassis black coating. I've used a lot of it, but still have about 12oz or so of the Part A rust converter, and enough Part B for it (they recently went to a premixed version and did away with the two part). I went to use it yesterday, and it had turned to a jelly like texture that I can't even get out of the jug. I found that if I went ahead and mixed Part B with some of it, it went back to normalish texture and could be used, so I sent Eastwood an email asking if I could mix mineral spirits or laquer thinner with it to thin it back out. Here is my message, with their return following:
Comment: I have the 32oz bottle of rust converter (part A) and have a problem. It has turned to a gel, and is still half full. It's been sealed, so I don't know what caused it. I was wondering if there is something I can mix with it to re-hydrate it, like mineral spirits or laquer thinner, but not activate it. If I put some in a cup and mix Part b with it, it goes right back to normal. I just hate to waste 16oz of converter.
Unfortunately, the problem that you are having is the reason that we switched to the one part Rust Converter - the product turning to a gel. Once it gets that way, there is nothing you can do with it other than discard it. I will have one of the new one part quarts of Rust Converter sent out to you at no charge to replace what you have there. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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Customer Service Specialist
The Eastwood Company
International callers: 610-718-8335
Yup that's right, they are sending me a new bottle, free of charge. I got delivery confirmation details today, and am pretty impressed they would do that, when I was just asking about it. Stuffs not cheap either, the invoice says it was $32. Definitely don't hesitate to use them.