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On one of my projects a "rust converter" was used.  I forget its name.  It was a water-based phosphate solution that reacted chemically with iron-rust to form a tightly bonded rust inhibitor that stopped the corrosion and could act as a primer for paint.  Painters seem to be familiar with it.  I don't know how long it is effective.
An internet search of rust converters and rust inhibitors produces a lot to look at.
Nels Roselund
Structural Engineer
South San Gabriel, CA