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    Review: Hyde's Serum Ruststopper

    My biggest pet peeve when detailing my "garage queen" is the rust that develops on the rotors after spending a stupid amount of time trying to clean the rims. The style 220m rims have many spokes and the openings aren't that great so it takes time and patience to get them properly cleaned up. I just decided to live with the rust, but it killed me to see my hard work gone to waste after a mere few seconds of braking.

    Bring in the product that is literally the answer to all my problems. I was fortunate enough to win this product in the giveaway and want to thank Autogeek and Ryan at Hyde's for the opportunity. The product is very straightforward and the directions are as simple as can be. I cleaned my wheels one at a time, sprayed the product liberally, and by the time I came back the product had dried completely on the rotors. I was surprised to see that really not that much product was used. No matter how great this product was going to be I knew that it couldn't be economical at the price point, but for someone like me who washes the "garage queen" the bottle will last me a good amount of time and I will definitely buy more bottles when mine runs out. The only piece of criticism I have for this product is the spray head. It shoots out single stream of the product, but by the design of the spray head I was expecting a big even coverage spray. If you change out the head I am sure you will save even more product when applying liberally. I think the spray head that comes with the Tuff Tire Cleaner is the best for this product.

    Once again thank you to Autogeek and Ryan and if you have any questions just let me know and I'll answer. Enjoy!

    Wheels cleaned just water on the rotors:


    Sprayed on the product. Looks the same because Hyde's has a clear consistency and is pretty runny just like plain water:


    Rotor after it had dried:


    Final wheel shot:

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    Re: Review: Hyde's Serum Ruststopper

    Thank you so much for this review and we are glad you enjoy the results from using Rustopper in your detailing routine. A few quick questions / tips for better results...

    Did you wash the car soon after it had been driven or did it sit for some time with some flash rust on the rotors already? Typically, if the swept areas of the rotor (rotor faces) have been recently used, the swept areas should be rust free or as clean as possible from the brake pad leaving a fresh rotor surface. Wetting them at this point would cause the most "flash rust" and Rustopper would work to the fullest potential. If the car has been sitting for a while, we would recommend using your wheel brush to agitate or scrub the rotor face for best possible results.

    As for the sprayer head, there are two settings on the nozzle, a jet stream for hard to reach rotors (multi-spoke or smaller wheels) and a mist setting which should provide the greatest coverage (open or larger wheels) if you can get closer to the rotor face.

    It's also great to hear that you used a small amount of the product for great results. The directions list "While brake rotor is still wet, spray Rustopper liberally on brake rotor surface in a sweeping motion and allow to dry." but in this case we just want to ensure that you use enough product to cover all swept areas of the rotor with at least one coating. One bottle should last for several full applications (4 rotors or one complete vehicle = 1 application).

    Thank you for the recommendation on the spray head that comes with the Tuff Tire Cleaner, we will look into this.

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    Re: Review: Hyde's Serum Ruststopper

    Excellent review - thanks for posting.

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    Re: Review: Hyde's Serum Ruststopper

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan@HydesSerum View Post
    Thank you so much for this review and we are glad you enjoy the results from using Rustopper in your detailing routine. A few quick questions / tips for better results...

    Did you wash the car soon after it had been driven or did it sit for some time with some flash rust on the rotors already? Typically, if the swept areas of the rotor (rotor faces) have been recently used, the swept areas should be rust free or as clean as possible from the brake pad leaving a fresh rotor surface. Wetting them at this point would cause the most "flash rust" and Rustopper would work to the fullest potential. If the car has been sitting for a while, we would recommend using your wheel brush to agitate or scrub the rotor face for best possible results.

    As for the sprayer head, there are two settings on the nozzle, a jet stream for hard to reach rotors (multi-spoke or smaller wheels) and a mist setting which should provide the greatest coverage (open or larger wheels) if you can get closer to the rotor face.

    It's also great to hear that you used a small amount of the product for great results. The directions list "While brake rotor is still wet, spray Rustopper liberally on brake rotor surface in a sweeping motion and allow to dry." but in this case we just want to ensure that you use enough product to cover all swept areas of the rotor with at least one coating. One bottle should last for several full applications (4 rotors or one complete vehicle = 1 application).

    Thank you for the recommendation on the spray head that comes with the Tuff Tire Cleaner, we will look into this.
    Oh wow I didn't even notice there were two spray settings! I need to pay better attention next time. The car was sitting before it was washed so next time I'll keep that in mind. Thanks for the tips!

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    Re: Review: Hyde's Serum Ruststopper

    Quote Originally Posted by rjd598 View Post
    Oh wow I didn't even notice there were two spray settings! I need to pay better attention next time. The car was sitting before it was washed so next time I'll keep that in mind. Thanks for the tips!
    HA! I'm looking forward to your feedback in this review after 1) the car is driven so the brakes are used before washing the car and 2) you use the great mist setting.

    Get ready for better results.

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    Re: Review: Hyde's Serum Ruststopper

    Yet again, another review (with zinc coated hubs):
    http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/...ststopper.html

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    Would this work better in a pressure sprayer? It can you put it in a small sprayer that you pump full of air, and have a hose/wand/adjustable nozzle to get right up on the face of the rotor?


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    Yes. It could . It is almost the consistency of water. Slightly thicker.

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    Re: Review: Hyde's Serum Ruststopper

    Quote Originally Posted by Dombey View Post
    Would this work better in a pressure sprayer? It can you put it in a small sprayer that you pump full of air, and have a hose/wand/adjustable nozzle to get right up on the face of the rotor?
    It can also work in a pressure sprayer.

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