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Electronic rust control?
Posted 25 October 2003 - 09:17 PM
It was the only one there, hooked to a piece of plywood for display, no instructions or explanation except a little picture showing basically how it is hooked up.
It is a 3"X3"X1.5" box with 3 lights on it and it says "rustlers electronic rust control" It has 4 wires sticking out of it, one red labled power, one black labled ground, and two gray wires each ending in a gray plastic covered square labeled "anode".
the picture showed the red to power (+ on the batt.), the black to a ground and the two anodes hooked on oppsite sides of the engine compartment.
What - the - Hell?
Posted 25 October 2003 - 09:30 PM
Posted 25 October 2003 - 09:33 PM
I'll still probabaly get it for ten bucks, just to tear apart.
Posted 25 October 2003 - 09:36 PM
Posted 25 October 2003 - 09:54 PM
I thought of getting it and hooking it up to show to my friends for a laugh, and if it works.......
Posted 25 October 2003 - 10:31 PM
Posted 25 October 2003 - 11:02 PM
Posted 26 October 2003 - 12:41 AM
Posted 26 October 2003 - 11:20 AM
About 10 years ago they had a similar device called an "electronic rust evader" that I put on my old, rusty 82 CJ-7 jeep.
It didn't help at all. The Jeep died of rust.
However, 5 years ago when I bought a (used) mint condition 96 Nissan Quest minivan (with no rust) I brought a new "rust evader" gizmo and the van still has NO rust to this day. At 112K the van still looks like it's brand new.
I think these gizmos only work on a rust free vehicle. I read somewhere that they use a similar technilogy on the oil tankers and oil rigs in the ocean to prevent the salt water from eating them up.
I have found that the best way to fight rust is to sand it out, use a rust converter spray paint, then put a top coat of a good glossy paint so nothing sticks to it.
Posted 26 October 2003 - 12:25 PM
Since our old scoobies are rust buckets, I'm surprised I haven't read about this before, or at least more of it.
Get'em while they are hot!
Posted 26 October 2003 - 02:21 PM
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