vehicle rust proofing

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 01, 2015 at 12:45
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Hi, Have just purchased a dmax, am thinking of putting a electronic rustproofing system on it. My question is does the system work or is it a con. I noticed CAT systems give a 10 year warranty. thanks
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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Sunday, Mar 01, 2015 at 14:01

Sunday, Mar 01, 2015 at 14:01
I would think that any currently produced motor vehicle would provide an assurance of 10 years plus freedom from rust provided that you keep it away from salty environments. The panels are manufactured with rust resistant finishes.

As someone who has had some experience with industrial pipeline protection using Impressed Current systems, I know enough to not spend a cent putting a wacko 'Electronic Rust Protection' on my vehicle. They pretend to use the same technology but for simple engineering reasons they cannot. Give it a miss.

But if you absolutely believe that electronic rustproofing on your vehicle works.... then it works for you! As some will soon attest!!
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Follow Up By: Crusier 91 - Sunday, Mar 01, 2015 at 17:11

Sunday, Mar 01, 2015 at 17:11
Hmmmmmmmmmmmm, my 1990 80 series came of the line electronic rustproofed, sticker to prove it :), to date she has still has no rust and I live by the sea, fish and camp on the beach.
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Sunday, Mar 01, 2015 at 17:21

Sunday, Mar 01, 2015 at 17:21
Tell me a little more about this "sticker".
Was it affixed by Toyota factory or by the dealer?
Does it actually have words of 'Electronic' or 'ERPS' or just 'Rustproofed'?
In the 24 years since manufacture, has the unit been checked for continued operation?
Could there be any other possible reason for a lack of rust in your vehicle?
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Reply By: Iza B - Sunday, Mar 01, 2015 at 14:41

Sunday, Mar 01, 2015 at 14:41
Plenty of information out there that shows no, zero, zilch evidence that they work. There is also some experimental results that show they do not work. I have had several vehicles over 10 years old that have no rust and no EPS. A good wash down after beach work, a bit of Lanotec on the underneath, and immediate touch up of any bare metal is the cheap and effective way to go.

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Follow Up By: Bigfish - Sunday, Mar 01, 2015 at 14:43

Sunday, Mar 01, 2015 at 14:43
Agree with the last 2 replies. Up there with snake oil and hiclones...
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Sunday, Mar 01, 2015 at 15:05

Sunday, Mar 01, 2015 at 15:05
Now hang on..... Hiclones work. The manufacturer says so!
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Follow Up By: pop2jocem - Sunday, Mar 01, 2015 at 17:44

Sunday, Mar 01, 2015 at 17:44
They most certainly do work.

The reason they were manufactured, advertised and sold has stood the test of time.

In case you're wondering they work on the wealth transference principle.

Very effective they were and for a few, still are.

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Follow Up By: Member Andys Adventures - Sunday, Mar 01, 2015 at 18:59

Sunday, Mar 01, 2015 at 18:59
I agree with Pop, they do work. Have had mine from new (day 1) and for 3 years I have driven around salt flats, hundreds of salt water crossings, and when at home live 200 meters from the beach. After 60,000klm up in the top end there was not a speck of rust, but on the way home the wire broke off the pad which was on the back of the chassis and within weeks rust began to appear in the stone chips. Replaced the wire and the rust has stopped. So to me it works.


For $345 and a life time warranty well worth it.

And I'd like to see a dealer will fix the rust after it's 5 years old.


Cheers Andy
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Follow Up By: TomH - Sunday, Mar 01, 2015 at 19:32

Sunday, Mar 01, 2015 at 19:32
I think if you read his post again you will find he was having a sarcastic comment about them.

They certainly work on the wealth transference principle
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Reply By: TomH - Sunday, Mar 01, 2015 at 14:54

Sunday, Mar 01, 2015 at 14:54
Dont waste your money I did and car still rusted.

Most vehicles are dipped at the factory to rustproof them so why scrape it off to unsuccessfully do the same thing
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Reply By: Member - Nutta - Sunday, Mar 01, 2015 at 15:25

Sunday, Mar 01, 2015 at 15:25
It would be interesting to do a bit of research on the lifesaving vehicles and how they perform, there on the beach all day everyday, pretty sure they were running the elec rust devices at one stage.

I know the quad bike things dont last long, without rust device.
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Reply By: Member - Barnray (NSW) - Sunday, Mar 01, 2015 at 15:29

Sunday, Mar 01, 2015 at 15:29
They are as good as a Hiclone!!!!!!
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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Sunday, Mar 01, 2015 at 15:46

Sunday, Mar 01, 2015 at 15:46
Apparently, Hiclones WORK !! (see above ^ ^ ^ ^)
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Reply By: Gronk - Sunday, Mar 01, 2015 at 16:40

Sunday, Mar 01, 2015 at 16:40
Remember the copper bracelets for arthritis.......if you THINK something works, you'll probably convince yourself that it does..

Sometimes people ask a question here....but they are already convinced it will work..

But if you listen to anyone here, save your bucks and buy a can of fishoil..
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Follow Up By: disco driver - Sunday, Mar 01, 2015 at 18:06

Sunday, Mar 01, 2015 at 18:06
Gronk,
You got it in 1.
The best possible solution for rust prevention is "Put the vehicle in a dry shed, cover it with a good cover and leave it there, checking occaisonally for rats and mice, start it up every so often and it should last for ever"

In reality one of the best ways to limit rust is;
As soon as you get your new vehicle home remove all trim and seats, spray all the metal surfaces liberally with 'Fisholene' until the liquid is running out everywhere. Then get underneath and tape up every hole in the chassis except the highest one you can find, then fill the chasiss with the same product and then drain it away.
Do this at least every six months and your vehicle will last for years.

Apart from the vehicle stinking like a fertiliser plant for months, you have just used the best possible way of limiting rust on your new car/ute.

Disco.
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Follow Up By: River Swaggie - Monday, Mar 02, 2015 at 12:17

Monday, Mar 02, 2015 at 12:17
The Placebo Effect...
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Reply By: Member - Nutta - Sunday, Mar 01, 2015 at 19:21

Sunday, Mar 01, 2015 at 19:21
Every 6 months!! Be nice to have the time!
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Follow Up By: john m85 - Sunday, Mar 01, 2015 at 19:37

Sunday, Mar 01, 2015 at 19:37
i have had my hj6o since new got it rust proofed when i brought it i put fish oil through it ever year no rust yet.
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Reply By: member - mazcan - Sunday, Mar 01, 2015 at 22:35

Sunday, Mar 01, 2015 at 22:35
hi
with the better processes that is used on vehiclesthat are made these days
i fail to see why anyone would want to waste their money on rust prevention
my 1996 diesel4wd mazda bravo has no rust in it and its been dumped into savory creek on the CSR in 2003 it flopped into some elses bog hole as i crossed and water spewed out from under the bonnet in every direction the only thing that failed later on was the windscreen washer pump
ithas been driven through salty water on many beaches over the years all i ever have done is give it a good saturation with rich mix of truck wash all underneath before going on those trips and left the truck wash underneath then hi pressure washed it on return home
everyone is welcome to come and look it over if you don't believe me
as pop said the system has been successful in transferring money to the retailers bank accts and they haven't stopped laughing to themselves each time it happens
bit like weight loss programes the also make your bank balance liter but your body stays the same in summary it's your money don't bother me if you like throwing it away
i tried the electronic shu roo units another gimmick that works tranfering money to the retailers acct but has bugger all effect in scaring roo's
also tried hyclone and took it back for a refund another money
transfer system the list goes on
cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Nutta - Monday, Mar 02, 2015 at 19:17

Monday, Mar 02, 2015 at 19:17
I wanna see it, whats your address?











Just kidding!
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Follow Up By: TomH - Monday, Mar 02, 2015 at 20:09

Monday, Mar 02, 2015 at 20:09
My $4 shoo roos definitely worked Never hit a roo in 50,000km of touring so I can give them a 100% endorsement

ROFLMAO
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Reply By: Member - vicbar57 - Monday, Mar 02, 2015 at 12:11

Monday, Mar 02, 2015 at 12:11
Hi, Thanks for your valued replies. I think i will give it a miss.
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Monday, Mar 02, 2015 at 20:43

Monday, Mar 02, 2015 at 20:43
Great idea - but about 40 years too late. Would have loved to have one on my 1976 FJ55 Landcruiser ....they rusted to pieces.
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Reply By: kookaburra - Thursday, Mar 05, 2015 at 00:52

Thursday, Mar 05, 2015 at 00:52
Ive had a complete , side panel, sill & turret skins off a DMAX, It was completely dipped in the factory, Shiney grey in every nook & cranny,with the best structual welding ive ever seen in a vehicle body, Get a inspection camera and feed it into the sills , pillars, up through the dome light, up under the dash etc, you wont find any bare metal. No i dont own one either. But i would.
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