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To make bumpers shine
- "Lightning McQueen here. And I use Rust-eze Medicated Bumper Ointment, new rear end formula! Nothing soothes a rusty bumper like Rust-eze."
- —Lightning McQueen in a TV advertisement
Rust-eze is a medicated bumper ointment with a rear end formula for cars with rusty bumpers, to get rid of rust. The product was invented by the brothers Dusty and Rusty Rust-eze. The product guarantees a shiny result instantly (actual results may take up to 36 weeks). It is also the sponsor of the famous race car Lightning McQueen. McQueen at first looks down upon the people who run Rust-eze and is planning to ditch them and go with Dinoco as soon as he gets a chance, but has a change of heart after his life-changing experiences in the town of Radiator Springs, and decides to stay with the company. Mayday is known to use it. In Cars 3 Rust-eze seen rebranded and the name is now stylized as Rusteze. Rusty and Dusty sold the company to Sterling, that built a Rust-eze Racing Center, but after Florida 500 Tex Dinoco purchased the company.
- In Cars 2, Lightning McQueen is shown earlier in the movie with his Rust-eze decals, but after he was customized for the World Grand Prix, they all disappear for an unknown reason.
- In the beginning of Cars 3, the company's logo on McQueen has a different style, but it is reverted to the old style for the Florida 500.