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Old 03-10-2007, 08:02 PM   #1
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That's right. You know those whacko 'customizations' you can do to a car where you're like: "who the hell would spend money on crap like this?"? Post it here.

Anyways, I'll get things started with something I saw at Canadian Tire today:

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It's called CounterAct: electronic rust protection.

Canadian Tire flyer description (issue for 03/09/07 - 03/15/07):
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Safe. Effective. Covers the vehicle's body with an electronic shield that protects inside and out. Regular 299.99 - $349.99. Each $199.99 - $249.99
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Used by industry professionals in some of the harshest industrial conditions for 20 years (salt harvesting, mining, aviation, snow removal)
There doesn't seem to be much more information, but if this product actually works, why don't we see it in all vehicles? It just looks and sounds real fishy to me. What do other members think?
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Old 03-10-2007, 08:07 PM   #2
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That's right. You know those whacko 'customizations' you can do to a car where you're like: "who the hell would spend money on crap like this?"? Post it here.

Anyways, I'll get things started with something I saw at Canadian Tire today:

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It's called CounterAct: electronic rust protection.

Canadian Tire flyer description (issue for 03/09/07 - 03/15/07):


Canadian Tire website:


There doesn't seem to be much more information, but if this product actually works, why don't we see it in all vehicles? It just looks and sounds real fishy to me. What do other members think?
What I think is interesting is that you probably won't know that it *didn't* work until they have gone out of business or re-incorporated. How fast does a car rust up in your parts? I usually have a "sucker limit" of under $50. It depends on how I am doing financially .

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Old 03-11-2007, 08:45 AM   #4
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That's right. You know those whacko 'customizations' you can do to a car where you're like: "who the hell would spend money on crap like this?"? Post it here.

Anyways, I'll get things started with something I saw at Canadian Tire today:

Attachment 252

It's called CounterAct: electronic rust protection.

Canadian Tire flyer description (issue for 03/09/07 - 03/15/07):


Canadian Tire website:


There doesn't seem to be much more information, but if this product actually works, why don't we see it in all vehicles? It just looks and sounds real fishy to me. What do other members think?
I can't get to that product description by your link, so I'll play 20 questions...
- is it an active anodic sacrifice system?
- does it apply a voltage potnetial between the body and an anode?
- does it involve a voodoo stick?
- mothballs?
- ok, not really 20 questions...

EDIT : I got it (below) when I entered "M4P 1V8" into the postal code.
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What I think is interesting is that you probably won't know that it *didn't* work until they have gone out of business or re-incorporated. How fast does a car rust up in your parts? I usually have a "sucker limit" of under $50. It depends on how I am doing financially .

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That's the thing that confuses me. Canadian Tire is a fairly reputable company that's been around since the 1920s (comical, yet annoying TV commercials), so it would be likely that there would be some sort of compensation if the product didn't work.

Cars rust pretty nicely in my parts. The Geo is 10 years old and I've got some nice surface rust going on at the door sills. Still, totally not worth spending $200.00 to buy this product (says it both prevents and inhibits existing rust). I too have a 'sucker' limit of $50 (well okay, $60 Canadian ). I did buy the Hot Wash for my Geo and it works as described (although not nearly as glamourous as the Canadian Tire 'Family' made it look on the TV ad.)
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I can't get to that product description by your link, so I'll play 20 questions...
- is it an active anodic sacrifice system?
- does it apply a voltage potnetial between the body and an anode?
- does it involve a voodoo stick?
- mothballs?
- ok, not really 20 questions...
1. I'm thinking that's what it's supposed to be (or resemble)
2. Not a clue. It doesn't even say if the device is to be plugged in when the car is parked, in in the cigarette socket while driving.
3. Not mentioned in ad
4. I don't think so

However, according to the website there is a 5 year warrantee to the product (when installed at a Canadian Tire store and have original receipt). Also, what's with the different prices? I'm assuming that a big vehicle needs a big one of 'these' to work. Canadian Tire has always had some weird stuff for cars, but this takes the cake.

I checked the website link and it seems to be working for me.
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You would need to do at least a 10 year trial to see if it works.
Here in the metro MN we get lots of salt and sand in winter, a new car purchased here with no special care will last about 10 years before some small amount of rust starts showing, and probably last even longer if it is washed and waxed on a regular basis.
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Ah, I got it when I entered "M4P 1V8" into the postal code.
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It could also be a negative electrostatic charge applied to the body (with respect to what, I don't know).
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It could also be a negative electrostatic charge applied to the body
Would that theoretically work? My thinking is that even if it did, there's no way someone could have that device working 24/7/365.
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I'm so glad that rust is a rarity in Florida because I really hate washing my car, and as a result don't. I still have dirt on my bumper from December when I was working on a film that required me to drive on alot of dirt roads to get to the set.
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