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ZERUST® Axxatec™ 30C

ZERUST®/EXCOR® Axxatec™ 30C is a water-based rust inhibitor designed to provide up to 3 months of indoor storage and in-transit protection. In addition to the corrosion protection offered, Axxatec™ 30C may also be used as a light-duty cleaner-rust preventative combination product, depending on the situation or application.



  • Offers light-duty cleaning ability, as well as corrosion protection
  • Water-based rust inhibitor leaves an invisible dry-to-touch thin coating
  • No volatile organic content (VOC)
  • No carcinogenic, hydrocarbon, or organic solvent
  • Liquid concentration allows different dilution ratios
  • Low foaming
  • Multimetal compatible (DO NOT apply on aluminum parts)
  • Excellent corrosion protection for ferrous metals
  • Hard water tolerant
  • Not regulated for transport or disposal
Product Description

Product Description

When applied and dried, Axxatec™ 30C water-based rust inhibitor leaves a safe, clear, dry-to-touch protective coating. As a result, Axxatec™ 30C coated and dried parts are safe to handle, and end users do not need to wear personal protective equipment such as a respirator, mask, or safety glasses, making it safer and more economical to use than solvent-based systems. Even though gloves are not mandatory, we recommend using clean gloves without lint or talc to keep metals free of contaminants.

After allowing metals to completely dry, place them into ZERUST® Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor (VCI) film packaging products for a more robust solution that protects for years during indoor storage or challenging shipping conditions, such as ocean freight. Additionally, Axxatec™ 30C water-based rust inhibitor does not contain VOC or solvent, is non-flammable, complies with Global Automotive Declarable Substance, TSCA, SVHC, RoHS, and REACH requirements, and is environmentally friendly.

Worldwide Corrosion Solutions

For over 50 years, beginning with the invention of Vapor Corrosion Inhibiting (VCI) film, ZERUST® has led the market in quality corrosion solution products. Furthermore, we dedicate ourselves to providing expert corrosion management services and further adding solutions for our customers. In addition, ZERUST® users have access to on-site support from ZERUST®/EXCOR® representatives in more than 70 countries. As a result, our customers have peace of mind when they choose ZERUST® for corrosion control management.



ZERUST® Axxatec™ 30C Technical Data Sheet
ZERUST® Corrosion Inhibitor Liquids, Additives, and Rust Removers Brochure
ZERUST® Industrial Cleaners and Degreasers Brochure


ZERUST®/EXCOR® Axxatec™ 30C water-based rust inhibitor is sold as a liquid concentration. For further ordering information, contact your ZERUST®/EXCOR® representative.

Part Number Substrates Quantity
350-F-00052PL Ferrous protection and multimetal compatible. Do not use on aluminum or galvanized (zinc). 5 Gallons
350-F-00052DR Ferrous protection and multimetal compatible. Do not use on aluminum or galvanized (zinc). 55 Gallons

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use Axxatec™ 30C with my company’s plant water supply?
What type of tank should I use for Axxatec™ 30C immersion applications?
Can I use Axxatec™ 30C with a non-ZERUST® wash solution?
Can I use Axxatec™ 30C with non-ZERUST® VCI packaging?
Can Axxatec™ 30C be applied on a hot metal surface?
Does Axxatec™ 30C stain metal surfaces?
Can I paint onto the part coated with Axxatec™ 30C without removing it?
What is the best way to remove Axxatec™ 30C?
Can I pack parts coated with Axxatec™ 30C into ZERUST® VCI or plain plastic packaging when they are still wet?
Is spraying or immersion application better for applying Axxatec™ 30C?
How long will Axxatec™ 30C protect the parts if stored in my warehouse without additional packaging?
Do I need a circulating pump for the Axxatec™ 30C immersion tank? If so, what flow rate?
Do I need a filter for the Axxatec™ 30C sump tank? If so, what filter size?
Is welding quality affected on parts coated with Axxatec™ 30C?
Will Axxatec™ 30C affect the subsequent heat treatment process (hardening)?
How do I dry the parts after coating them with Axxatec™ 30C?
Can I reapply Axxatec™ 30C onto the part after a few months to increase the corrosion protection duration?
Is it acceptable to use Axxatec™ 30C that is more than 2 years old?
If a higher concentration of Axxatec™ 30C means more corrosion protection, can I use higher than 10% concentrations?
Can I apply an oil rust preventative onto parts coated with Axxatec™ 30C?
When Axxatec™ 30C is used to protect transmission components during storage and/or shipment, will the coating have to be removed before the components are put in use?
How long will Axxatec™ 30C protect clean metal parts if stored outdoors without additional packaging?
What is the maximum temperature that Axxatec™ 30C coating can withstand?
Where can I find the Safety Data Sheet for Axxatec™ 30C?