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The pro's and con's of Electronic Rustproofing

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At 4×4 Rustproofing & Beach Wash we exclusively use CouplerTec electronic rustproofing systems. CouplerTec’s Patented Capacitive Coupling Technology interferes with the electrical charge between Iron and Oxygen so it becomes hard for these elements to combine to form rust. CouplerTec’s Capacitive Coupling Technology achieves this by creating a negative (-) electrostatic surface charge on the metal surface of the protected structure. The (-) Oxygen atom is repelled by the (-) electrostatic surface charge.
CouplerTec’s Electronic Module is connected to a 12V power source, 99% of the time a 12V Battery or if not possible a 12V power pack plugged into mains power (mainly used for static structures).


The benefits of CouplerTec electronic rustproofing include:


Helping retain a greater vehicle re-sale value
Electric rustproofing helps reduce maintenance costs associated with rust and corrosion.
Systems are easily transferred from one vehicle to another.
CouplerTec systems are simple and easy to install.
Electronic rustproofing prevents rust damage on stone chips and scratches.
CouplerTec Systems keep paintwork looking like new for longer as it stops paint from oxidising
CouplerTec offers a 10years corrosion warranty dependent on date of manufacture and condition of vehicle at time of installation
Reduces the needs for the mess, smell and environmental impact that traditional chemical/barrier rustproofing methods create.

The downfalls of electronic rustproofing:

There are many systems on the market proven to be ineffective, chosing a product to use can be confusing and conflicting
Require annual checks to maintain warranty and ensure the effectiveness of the system
If your battery is not functioning properly the electronic system won’t be able to perform optimally
Your fitter is just as important as the system eg. making sure wires and connections are fastened securely and the system used is appropriate to vehicle size and amount of beach use

At 4×4 Rustproofing & Beach Wash we pride ourselves on using the best electronic rustproofing system on the market with independent audits of it’s effectiveness. Likewise our fitters have a long history of mechanical experience and fit systems with a thorough knowledge of the 4wd’s they are working with and ability to fit with a professionalism borne of experience.