Rust Stopper by MotorOne

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 18:30
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Our local Toyota dealer recommends the Rust Stopper by MotorOne and the service manger swears that it works fine with 4WD too if an extension is added for larger vehicles !

Anyone else could swear the same?

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Reply By: Member - Rosco from way back - Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 18:51

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 18:51
G'day Nick

I don't know the product, but if you're talking about it being added to a new car order, be aware you'll pay through the nose for a job you could get done after delivery for perhaps 1/2 the cost. Those add-on packages may be good products, but they're far from good value.
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Reply By: olcoolone - Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 19:04

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 19:04
I would be asking if Toyota's have a problem with rusting...... had a girl at a dealership try and sell us paint protection and how it will make your paint last longer, when I asked her what was wrong with Ford paint and is there something I don't know..... she was lost for words....

However our new ranger has paint and fabric protection...... in the end it cost us $150 with a free polish every 12 months and a 5 year warranty, originally they wanted just under $500.

Our 200 series gets polished every 6 months with a good quality polish and wax.

Look at all the vehicles that are over 15 years old with OK paint.... paint these days are miles ahead of the paints of yesteryear.

I would say no unless it was cheap.

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Reply By: Bushranger1 - Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 19:11

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 19:11
G'day Nick,
My opinion is all those chemical & electronic rust stoppers are a total waste of money.

Had many 4WD vehicles & clocked up plenty of Km's from beaches, outback to the mountains. Never had any problems with rust even on extended trips. Just hose off the chassis & underbody & keep the paint polished. I also use wash & wax for washing the paintwork.
Just another way of the dealers getting a kickback for selling as many add ons as they can.

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Reply By: Ross M - Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 20:19

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 20:19
G'day Nick
What is he meaning "if an extension is added for larger vehicles??? IF it stops rust, of course it would work on a 4wd. the rust can't recognize the difference between a 2 wheel drive and a 4 wheel drive unless it is ROOLY smart stuff.

Maybe the service manager drinks he stuff.

Recently a forum member reported having worked in delayerships and how a substantial amount of income was derived from selling such items at purchase time.

Is the service managers name CON by any chance?

Ross M
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Follow Up By: nick DG - Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 20:55

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 20:55
Hi Ross,

haha, I agree.His name is not CON but what really surprise me is why Toyota is so keen to sell and install stuff like that in their service points.


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Follow Up By: Ross M - Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 22:39

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 22:39
nick DG
Oh that's easy, they make easy money.

Easy to persuade customers,
Easy to apply,
Easy to get the money out of the wallets,
Easy to deposit in the bank.

Requires minimal skill, completed while you wait which isn't long, almost no expense outlay, no workshop time in service bays, maximum return for minimum effort. It is a better return than selling cars. They only make around 70% or so on a vehicle( after overheads), the rate on this stuff is more than 100% return.

So, easy all round really!
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Follow Up By: Rockape - Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 at 06:36

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 at 06:36
Ross, the extension he is talking about is another Capacitive Coupler added to the system because the vehicle is physically larger.
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Follow Up By: Ross M - Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 at 19:07

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 at 19:07
Thanks for that, now we have clarification of what it is.. poster could have mentioned the concept. Saves everyone else searching the net to find what they are talking about. a bit remiss there I feel.

Now we know it isn't a pour on, like you do for cattle.

The gear still can't recognize if it is a 2wd or a 4wd though.
Not sure about the electronic rust preventers. May work.
My 25y old 60 series didn't need one. All Ok when I sold it.

Ross M
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Follow Up By: oldtrack123 - Monday, Apr 01, 2013 at 11:14

Monday, Apr 01, 2013 at 11:14
Yes, ALL the electronic rust & paint Protectors work IF:
You wash & polish the vehicle regularly
You repair any chipped paint areas ASAP

But if you do that you do not need the Protector

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