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09-06-2006, 01:08 AM
anyone have accutal experience with this?
Hey, if it works, I'd get one for sure. Thank for your help!
I can't tell you from experience but the concept is so simple that I doubt that it works because you would have seen it (or something like it) a lot at different car events. I don't think I've ever seen or heard of this until now.
I"ve seen a couple things like this on cars at work over the years,Ithink the last one was on a Fox body Capri.
I remember looking it over for rust,car was pretty clean,but the guy obviously took care of it.
Thing was probably 5 years old at the time,too new to start rusting horribly.
I have to think if it really worked,automakers would install at the factory,and brag about a lifetime corrosion warranty!
04-04-2007, 09:49 PM
I remember reading somewhere that these types of electronic rust control devices are a total scam.
04-05-2007, 01:25 AM
I agree, and with Tim. We are always in the hunt of getting corrosion protection up to par or close to factory and don't think this "miraculous" thing just somehow slipped thru their fingers. Total scam. Factory will always be better due to being able to turn the ovens up higher. When the technology gets better I imagine the engineers go straight to manufacturers if they don't already work for them.
04-05-2007, 06:38 AM
It's based on the principle of cathodic protection. That's how they protect iron gas pipes in the ground. For it to work however, the metal must be in a conductive environment (humid soil in the case of the gas iron pipes). If there is no conductance everywhere, the cathodic protection can not work.
I worked with gas utilities, that's how I know of cathodic protection circuits (they call them circuits...). So unless the metal is burried in humid soil or water and you can run a small current from this water to the metal there is no possible protection...
07-02-2007, 12:24 PM
If you could increase the voltage enough you could get a small current to flow. Rust Stop reports aproximately 45 Volt potential. I figure about 45KVolts (45,000) would work for rust prevention and theft deterrent as an added bonus!
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