A water-based product that eliminates rust by accomplishing two functions at the same time. First, rust is converted to ferric iron, a black organic compound. Second, a coating of clear acrylic is formed over the coated area. The surface that remains after the transformation can be either left black or coated with Stewart Systems wide range of products for the desired outcome. Product tests have shown that SS Conversion Coat has extended the life of equipment or products for several more years after probable replacement. SS Conversion Coat can be used on all rusted surfaces.