FAQ - Questions fréquemment posées

  1. Does Owatrol Oil have a chemical action on surfaces?
  2. Can Owatrol Oil act on partly "mouldy" paint - Should the metal be stripped back before applying it?
  3. Do you have to remove the rust before applying Owatrol Oil?
  4. Does the metal have to be rusty for Owatrol Oil to work?
  5. Is Owatrol Oil resistant in high temperatures?

Does Owatrol Oil have a chemical action on surfaces?

No, it doesn't contain acid or base. Completely neutral product.

Can Owatrol Oil act on partly "mouldy" paint - Should the metal be stripped back before applying it?

We recommend you brush the surface with a wire brush first to remove any flakes (loose rust). Owatrol Oil can be applied to both rusty and sound parts. It will block the corrosion on the rusted parts and form a bonding film on the sound parts. The whole surface will be uniform, stable and ready for finishes. 

Do you have to remove the rust before applying Owatrol Oil?

No, simply remove the loose rust (flakes).

Does the metal have to be rusty for Owatrol Oil to work?

No, there is no chemical reaction. However, it's preferable if rust is present to increase the thickness of the film. On new metal it is preferable to mix 50 % Owatrol Oil + 50 % glycerophtalic paint to form an anti-corrosive primer (except on galvanised and zinc).

Is Owatrol Oil resistant in high temperatures?

Up to 175°C (above that, vitrification and cracking, etc., hence an alteration to some of its properties).