XV Finishes powder coating specialties.

Rust Remover

NO Solvents
NO Acids
NO Bases


Safe for all materials as it only attacks the rust.

This is a Bio friendly product.


Worst looking parts I could find. Including two pair of non working pliers.

Chevy V8 Valve covers.

Some chrome lug washers.





Soaked for 24 hours.




I would not de-rust badly pitted chrome parts.
Chomre parts will be waxed and other parts will be covered in a light oil.
De-rusted part will re-rust in mins.


 Q) How does it work?

It  works through selective chelation.

This is a process in which a large synthetic molecule forms a bond with metals and holds them in solution.
Most chelating agents bind many different metals.
The active ingredient in the rust remover bonds to iron exclusively.
It can remove iron from iron oxide, but is too weak to remove iron from steel because the iron is held much more strongly.

 Q) Do parts have to be completely clean before sending them?

No. the rust remover has detergents which penetrate oils and dirt. However, surface contaminants do slow the process.
The soils must be penetrated before it can come in contact with the rust underneath.
Heavy greases, oil and dirt should be removed prior to shipping to avoid extra cleaning charges.

 Q) Will it remove bluing and other oxide finishes?

Yes it will remove oxide finishing such as Bluing, Parkerizing, and Browning.
Anodizing is not an oxide finish and will not be removed.
Powder coating and paint will not be removed as long as the paints do not contain oxides.

 Q) Can you clean other metals such as brass, copper and aluminum?

It is a rust remover, not a "cleaner".
However, it will not harm brass, copper, aluminum, plastic, rubber, vinyl,
wood, fiberglass, glass, cork, seals, or paint still adhered to the surface.
We do not recommend use with cadmium coated steel.

 Q) I found some black film on some parts after having the rust removed?

The black is carbon from the steel.
Generally high carbon steel is used in making items that are flexible (e.g. springs, saw blades, etc.).
High carbon steel and tool alloy steel items, when de-rusted, will have a darker appearance.
Much of the carbon can be removed simply by wiping with a cloth when rinsing with water.

Q) Is there any surface not compatible with the rust remover?

The rust remover is not recommended for use with Cadmium.

I would not de-rust badly pitted chrome parts.
De-rusted part will re-rust in mins.
Chrome parts will be waxed and other parts will be covered in a light oil.



Gas Tank de-rusting

$15-$50+/- [0-6 gallon tank]

 $15 XV750
 $20 XV920

 Exhaust / Header pipe de-rusting

$10-$50 +/- a piece [ My Jardines never looked better after a good 24 hr soak and a fresh coat of wax.]
[Depends on part length & size.]

Virago All
front and rear header pipe

$15  ceramic coated [Black satin] [On hold. Catalog said cured at 500f  package says 750f.]
$30  ceramic coated [Chrome un-polished] * The part must be able to withstand baking at 500f for 1 hr.
Chrome Ceramic may be polished by hand using extra fine steel wool (0000) followed by a polishing compound.
You can also use glass bead at 25 psi to achieve a shinny finish.
$75+/- [Chrome polished] *I hate polishing.

Virago All
Front and rear fender de-rusting

Small parts de-rusting

$1-$20+/- a part.  mirrors, turn signals, cam covers, brake parts, levers, switches, oil lines, nuts n bolts ect.....