Meteorites: Corrosion and Iron Meteorites = RUST

Meteorite corrosion protection

We have a solution!

“NANTAN” is synonymous with rust, corrosion and a deteriorating  meteorite.  It has earned a very bad reputation as an “instant ruster” with little hope for a cure.  No serious collector wants to own a  constantly deteriorating specimen.

The list of other rusting  irons is well known.  Now there is a solution to this age old problem.  A new technology prevents ionic vapor phase corrosion by providing a  monomolecular protective film layer bonded to the meteorite surface.   When you stop vapor moisture transmission to a substrate, you stop its  ability to corrode.From the PaleoBOND research laboratory comes a technology developed with rusting meteorites in mind.  Working in cooperation with Cortec Corporation, which developed anti-corrosion  systems for the military, we are able to stop cold the corrosion of the  iron meteorites in your collection.

The specially developed  “Meteorite Getting Started Kit” will permit you to de-rust an iron meteorite in your own shop.  Then coat it to prevent corrosion.  If you  should chose not to coat your specimen, we have emitters that will stop  rust in your display cases 


If your meteorite has rust, whether it’s a big guy or just a slice, it can be cleaned and restored to its’ former un-rusted self.  To accomplish this, you will need a combination of mechanical and 

chemical tools. 


ETCHING your meteorite is possible now with a 35% Ferric  Acid solution.


NEUTRALIZE the Acid Etching solution and dry your specimen.  


DRYING out a meteorite is not an easy task.  If it is BIG iron, you will need a vacuum pump down to 29” Hg.  Baking only makes for hot water inside the specimen.  For more specific details on drying your meteorite, please give Bill a call. 


COATING with our special formula clear acrylic solution with VpCI will give you a beautiful finished, and preserved, meteorite.

VpCI Emitters available for individual specimens as well as display cases and exhibits.