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Is electronic rust-protection just a scam?

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by J.A. Legris, Aug 26, 2006.

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  1. J.A. Legris

    J.A. Legris Guest

    They've recently starting selling these things a a major Canadian
    retailer. I think it's just a scam to get you to pay up front for
    manually scraping off the rust during obligatory annual inspections.
    But if I'm wrong, it follows that a charged air-dielectric capacitor
    with steel plates will rust less if if you leave it exposed to the
    weather :) Anyway, cars are already rust-protected if a static-charge
    is all you need - I routinely get zapped as I step out of the vehicle.
  2. hmm, they didn't seem to quote any technical references, why not email
    them !

    I like the line at the bottom, "G*d bless america", maybe it should be
    G*d con america

    oil and snake come to mind

  3. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    What is this "rust" stuff ?:)

    ...Jim Thompson
  4. That's the basis of most US trade IME.

    is just one example. However the UK seems little better in some respects:

    "However, this is not the only range Dr. Sebagh has released. He previously
    created the line Meaningful Beauty when the model who made the mole
    fashionable, Cindy Crawford encouraged him to bottle his secret ingredients.
    This range consists of a skin softening cleanser, moisturiser, eye cream,
    and others. Dr. Sebagh's revolutionary formulas fight free radicals, help
    support the stimulation of collagen and rejuvenate youthful-looking skin.
    They have been Cindy Crawford's secret to flawless skin for ten years!

    At the heart of Meaningful Beauty's treatment products is an advanced
    antioxidant complex containing a patented extract from a rare French melon.
    This revolutionary extract is designed to help boost skin's resilience and
    reduce the visible signs of aging. Within four weeks of use, Meaningful
    Beauty's formulas help smooth the appearance of visible fine lines, brighten
    the complexion, and diminish skin roughness and redness".

    Yep. love those magic melons!
  5. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest


    So, Homer, You're in need of a "Complete Age Maintenance System" ?:)

    ...Jim Thompson
  6. If I'm going to do anything with melons they'll be attached to Anna Nicole.
  7. Genome

    Genome Guest

    So..... a permanent no melons for you then. :-(

  8. You'd be surprised.
  9. Whats sad is not that people do this but that people believe it. This crap
    wouldn't work if people wern't so stupid. (stupidity and greed are universal
    properties among humans)
  10. So many questions come to mind - like why anyone would think that even if it
    worked for melons (dubious) it would work for humans, and that rubbing it on
    your skin would work better than eating the melon.

    No one ever wants to try the obvious - use it on one side of your face only
    and look for a difference. ISTR someone saying that the whole cosmetics
    industry is based on wish fulfillment - except there's no fulfillment.
  11. Hey, don'cha be messing around with Cindy Crawford's magic melons.


  12. If they did this then they might realize it was total crap. Unfortunately(or
    maybe fortunately) they want to trick themselfs in believing there is a
    magic pill(or melon ofcourse ;) to take that will make all there "problems"
    go away. Why? Cause deep down they know its either impossible or it will
    take a lot of hard work to do what needs to be done to get the results. It
    always amazes how fat people think that taking pills or eating junk food all
    day will make them loose weight. Sure, you can take the pill and maybe it
    will make you thin if it doesn't kill you. Maybe doing a little exercise or
    a little less eating would be safer?

    Its a sad fact but people are not rational or intelligent(and even
    intelligent people are stupid). Its the human predicament. But hey, thats
    life. I don't think there will be anyone worried to much about there magic
    melons, specially cindy, when there on there death bed. I'd wager my life
    that cindy's last words won't contain the word melon in it.
  13. Borat

    Borat Guest

    Whew! I thought I'd picked up a few dead lcd pixels - it turned out to be
    that rice crispy on her lip
  14. Nico Coesel

    Nico Coesel Guest

    You need a serious paperwork update. He age must be 50-something by
  15. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    Not to mention seriously fat :-(

    ...Jim Thompson
  16. Nico Coesel

    Nico Coesel Guest

    What goes up, must go down :)
  17. legg

    legg Guest

    The basic principle that is possibly being misapplied here is that of
    cathodic protection and galvanic corrosion. Google for it.

    This is generally a low-voltage effect,but it does have automotive
    implications on optimum system battery polarity where physical
    hardware is used as an electrical return, even in automobiles. If
    there's sufficient impedance involved that a static charge can biuld
    up, then I see no point, unless you're trying to repell salt water
    mist (possible?).

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