Electronic corrosion protection is a method of inhibiting the onset of rust on metal. Rust builds when metal is exposed to moisture but through the application of an electric current, the natural process of corrosion is slowed down. This process is a less-intensive and more environmentally friendly alternative to other rust prevention methods like petrochemical-based resins.
When a metal surface is exposed to a natural environment, the presence of moisture will cause the molecules within a metal part to lose electrons. The process of ionization then begins, returning the metal to its original state and causing rust if left untreated.
But through electronic corrosion protection, a small electric current is run throughout the metal, initiating a free flow of electrons that shield the metal molecules from oxygen molecules and prevent rust buildup between the paint and body layers on a part such as a metal vehicle panel.
No, the technology for electronic corrosion protection has existed for over 100 years. Further scientific testing has explored and validated the technology’s viability in defending metal vehicle panels from corrosion from exposure to precipitation or other moisture elements as well.
Yes, the Rust Shield method of preventing corrosion through electric current has been laboratory-tested through independent trials from 1997 all the way through to 2019, and even positively reviewed by a corrosion engineer at McGill University on behalf of the Canadian government. These tests have confirmed the technology’s capability in offsetting corrosion through the flow of electrons via electric current.
Yes, the same principles of fighting rust with a mild electric current on vehicles with steel bodies also extend to aluminum vehicle panels. The process of oxidation through exposure to moisture applies to all metal panels, including vehicles with aluminum bodies.
Rust Shield is effective on all grounded metal structures and body panels on a vehicle. The process of corrosion protection via electric current will protect all these parts and are favorable when compared to harmful chemical sprays that often only protect a vehicle’s undercarriage rather than the panels themselves.
Yes, Rust Shield can absolutely be used on vehicles with existing corrosion. While rust on your vehicle cannot be removed via Rust Shield, the technology will help slow down further corrosion (even on some oxidation that had already begun at the time of installation).
Yes, Rust Shield operates 24/7 to protect your vehicle. Even while your engine is off, the electric current will continually run throughout your vehicle’s body to constantly fight against rust damage. Corrosion never rests… but neither does Rust Shield!
No, Rush Shield does not completely drain your vehicle’s battery. Even though it’s always working to protect your vehicle, Rust Shield draws such a small electrical current that it imposes no serious drain on your battery at all.
Not only that, but Rust Shield will also automatically shut off if by any chance your vehicle’s battery does get too low. But then once your battery is charged back up, Rust Shield powers back on!
Ecological: Rust Shield is clean and safe, whereas chemical sprays emit toxic vapours and harmful contaminants that spread into the environment.
Coverage: Rust Shield protects areas of your vehicle that traditional sprays cannot such as the vehicle frame and the inside and outside of the body panels, while sprays most often only cover the vehicle undercarriage.
Application: Spray rustproofing must be reapplied every year in order to be effective, making it a very costly solution over time. But with Rust Shield, you only spend once to continuously protect your vehicle for as long as you own it.
Transferable: The Rust Shield plug-and-play makes it easy for you to transfer your system to your next vehicle. Just unplug and replug into another vehicle and you’re all set!
Rust Shield plugs into your vehicle’s onboard diagnostic (OBD) port. Once it is, the unit’s blue LED light will stay lit to let you know that it’s working and actively running the electric current through your vehicle’s body.
No, Rust Shield does not void your vehicle’s manufacturer warranty in any way. Rust Shield also comes with its own warranty, making it the only electronic rust protection backed by both a warranty and a U.S. patent!
Yes, and transferring it over is very easy. Simply unplug Rust Shield from the on-board diagnostic port of your current vehicle and insert it into the same port on your new vehicle to get the same level of corrosion protection there.