Electronic Rust Protection

Picked up a pamphlet today at the Motor Show advertising an Electronic Rust Protection system anyone had anything to do with these,are they better than the spray on type?
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Reply By: japmel - Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 23:12

Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 23:12
eerfree,

G'day If you do a serch you will find this subject has been done a LOT.

My advice is Get your car chemicaly rust proofed and don't even entertain the thought of useing electronic rust proofing.

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japmel
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Reply By: Bilbo - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 00:11

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 00:11
I had electronic rust proofing put on my 2000 TD Cruiser. It's not fallen apart yet :),,,,,,,,,But I've got my doubts. I live very close to the sea and I've not seen the rust build up that I usually see on things that are left out in the open.

It seemed like a good idea at the time. That was when I had money ;)

You'll never know how good it is or isn't until your vehicle is the last one standing in about 20 years time with immaculate body panels.

Bilbo
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Reply By: Rosco - Bris. - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 07:53

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 07:53
Snake oil
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Reply By: Tony N. (VIC) - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 08:53

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 08:53
Had it on my old 55 series cruiser. It definately helped with the rust....:))

No rust before fitting, Lots of rust soon after fitting.

Would save my money.

Tony N
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 09:17

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 09:17
A friend of mine told me if you consume two Tic Tacs a day you will never get Malaria, he has been doing this for 30 years and really, he has never contracted Malaria. The same applies to these Electronic rust proofing devices, the fact that your vehicle doesnt rust, doesnt mean it works!!! Michael.
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Reply By: Rob! - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 11:04

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 11:04
Have a look at posts
9993

1337

18507

And Dr Karls explanation

It seems to work for some, cause more rust in others. It's been banned in the US. So who knows.

I don't have one, a mate of mine does and he thinks it works. only time will tell.

R.
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Reply By: eerfree - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 15:03

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 15:03
Thanks all
Seems I will have a bit more cash to spend on more important things!
eerfree
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Reply By: eerfree - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 16:01

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 16:01
Has anyone had an update on post 18507 entered by annoyed in reference to thier Pajero?
eerfree
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Reply By: Bilbo - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 18:57

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 18:57
Michael (Moss Vale) makes my point.

QED, Mike.

But it was part of package and seemed a good idea at the time ;)

Bilbo
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Reply By: TheUndertaker - Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 10:45

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 10:45
Well there you go, all above saying no no, Ive had the erps on my vehicle since new, 8years and 200.000ks, at least 1 weekend /week in 4 on the beach , give $100.00 to charity of your choice if you can find any rust on any part of vehicle that is NOT independantly rubber/plastic mounted.
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Follow Up By: BenSpoon - Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 13:16

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 13:16
I've got a CAT system on my '94 cruiser, has been from new and I reckon its helped. It makes odd buzzing noises that people always pick out every time the bonnet comes up. After I explain what it is, I always cop the same question: If it stops rust, why are the screws holding it to the car all RUSTED OUT.

painful at times.

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Reply By: govo - Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 21:03

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 21:03
Had it fitted to my 4wd after chatting to a mate who is a member of the surfers life saving club..they have had it fitted to thier 4wd's since 1988 and swap it over to the new 4wd's when they replace them..the mate stated that even the stone chips are rust free and these 4wd's are on the beach all the time day in day out.l suppose time will tell with mine..hope it works as well as they state
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Reply By: Glenno - Saturday, Feb 12, 2005 at 15:02

Saturday, Feb 12, 2005 at 15:02
I believe the real question is which system do people use. The dodgy systems use the sacrifcial annode system which is what boats etc use. This only works when the object being protected is in the water. Capacitive Coupling is what is required for objects being protected which are no in the water. I believe there are only two capacitive Coupling units on the market ERPS and Counteract.
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