somebody mentioned this last week, and I pursued some info, out of
Neil (I think) suggested that this is probably "snakeoil", and I had
somewhat the same feeling. However, the more I learn, the more I am
inclined to think it might be something of real value.
Read below, and you'll see they are willing to offer landspeed racers a nice
At this price (about the same as three rusted-out drivechains), it's worth a
try. I think you'll probably see one of these systems on my bike, the next
time I drag-out to Bonneville.
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, September 08, 2003 4:03 PM
To: Russel Mack
Subject: Re: Counteract for landspeed racers
Thanks for your interest in Counteract corrosion control systems, and
congratulations on your record. Coincidentally we've recently had several
other inquiries from people involved in Landspeed Racing.
Perhaps you heard of our product through our association with Dr. "Rocky"
Jewell in the Boeing Racing club. We designed and provided them with a
corrosion control system for a motorcycle that they are using in an attempt
to capture the 50cc land speed record.
Additionally, just up the road from Bonneville (actually a considerable
distance "up the road" just outside of Ogden, Utah") is one of our oldest
customers, Great Salt Lake Minerals. Great Salt Lake has been using our
products since the late 80's to combat corrosion on mobile equipment used in
their potash harvesting operation. They have some 30 square miles of brine
concentrating channels and ponds, the final concentrate being well over 300
times saltier than ocean water. Our systems are operating on almost all of
the equipment in the truck fleet that services this equipment daily.
CounterAct is not an Impressed Current Cathodic Protection system.
Unlike conventional Cathodic Protection systems that function well in buried
or submerged environments, our system was designed to address corrosion of
metals exposed to the atmosphere. Our Capacitive coupling method is a
patented process that employs a cycled electrostatic charge to reduce the
rate of corrosion reactions. It does this by periodically inducing a
negative charge on the metal surface that is being protected. The
electrostatic field that results from this pulsed surface charge alternately
polarizes and depolarizes any moisture or patches of electrolyte that
normally condense or settle on metal surfaces or on the paint covering the
metal. The polarization/ depolarization resulting from the varying
electrostatic field serves to reduce the rate of anion and cation migration
within the electrolyte and especially across the double layer of charge that
forms adjacent to the corroding metal surface. This results in a reduction
of the overall amount of charge that can be transported through the
electrolyte in the "external circuit" of a corrosion reaction over a given
period of time. It simply performs as a catalyst for the reaction by
reducing the rate at which the corrosion reaction can progress.
As far as effectiveness, independent laboratory heat and humidity chamber
tests have shown our product to reduce corrosion migration by over 70% as
compared to unprotected test panels.
Probably our most appropriate field study relative to your corrosion
situation at Bonneville, would be the company we mentioned before, Great
Salt Lake Minerals ( now Compass Minerals). When they first started using
our products, the expected life cycle of a new pick-up truck when first
put into service on their job was around 18 months.
At the 18 month mark, the doors were literally falling off them. They found
through their service records that after they started using our corrosion
control systems this 18 month expected life cycle had jumped to over 42
months. An extra two years is pretty significant considering the cost of a
new full size pick-up. They've probably purchased around 100 of our systems
for their service vehicles. Also many of the people who work there have our
systems on their personal vehicles. The effectiveness of our corrosion
control system on vehicles that operate on a daily basis in these extreme
conditions (heat, salt, wet and dry cycles, and mud and salt poltice
corrosion) suggest that they should fit the bill for your corrosion
problems at the Bonneville Salt Flats.
CounterAct offers special "club pricing," which we would extend to your
members and those on your mailing list. You can email us at
sales@Counteractrust.com or call us at 800-603-8451 and we can give you the
particulars on this program and what your club or organization needs to do
For the first application you asked about in your email the Suzuki RSX-R600,
we would suggest our MC-2 system. This normally has a suggested retail of
$299.95 The Club pricing on this model is $141.95 for the chromechrome case
version, or $124.95 for the standard anodized aluminum case.
For your trailer depending on battery capacity we would suggest either of
two variations of our GSL-2 which model normally retails $399.95 installed.
The Club pricing for this would be $179.95 or the GSL-2/SP. This SP solar
package with NiMH batteries retails for $79.95 and would cost an additional
$39.95 (Club price) if you wished to incorporate it into your system.
If the battery capacity on your trailer is a concern we would strongly
recommend our optional SP solar panel and rechargable battery pack. We
developed this package for a custom system we produce under private label
for a major boat trailer manufacturer. They are selling our system for both
their painted steel trailers and for controlling dissimilar metal corrosion
on aluminum trailers. All of our units have input voltage sensing circuitry
that will shut the unit off before it flattens the source battery, but when
this happens, the protection is also lost. The SP package allows our
corrosion control system to operate independently of the vehicle main
There are two additional models mentioned below in this email that would not
apply for your motorcycle or trailer but some of your other members may have
a need for them
The OR4 /LT4 series normally sells for $499.95 installed. The club pricing
for this model is $229.95.
Our Premium Auto system Normally retails for $299.95. The club pricing for
this model is $124.95. Shipping cost would be additional.
Additionally please look for our product on "Two Guys Garage" airing on
Speed Vision this month on the 24th and the 28th. They installed one of our
"Stored Vehicle" systems on a Chevy Street Rod that Sam is putting together.
The people on your list may obtain additional information from our website
www.Counteractrust.com or they can call us toll free at 877-363-7878 with
any questions they may have.
The "canned" response that follows has additional information for our
passenger vehicle product line. It also gives our toll free number. Please
give us a call and ask for George and we can discuss other special
corrosion situations and recommended applications! We have many standard
models for other applications and we done a lot of different designs for
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN OUR UNIQUE ELECTRONIC ANTI- CORROSION
PRODUCTS. WE APOLOGIZE IF OUR RESPONSE WAS SOMEWHAT TARDY AS WE HAVE HAD
LITERALLY THOUSANDS OF INQUIRIES FOLLOWING SAM AND DAVE'S USE OF OUR
PRODUCT ON THEIR "TWO GUYS GARAGE SHOW" . WE ALSO APOLOGIZE IF THIS
RESPONSE IS SOMEWHAT GENERIC AND LENGTHY. YOU'LL FIND LOTS OF EXTRA
INFORMATION INCLUDED IN THIS E-MAIL RESPONSE THAT RELATES TO OTHER
VEHICLE CATEGORIES AS WELL AS YOUR SPECIFIC TYPE OF VEHICLE . THIS
RESPONSE WAS FASHIONED WITH THE IDEA OF ADDRESSING ALL THESE MANY INQUIRIES
IN A TIMELY MANNER.
FIRST OF ALL COUNTERACT BUILDS 3 PRIMARY MODELS FOR NON- COMMERCIAL OVER THE
ROAD PASSENGER VEHICLES:
THE PREMIUM AUTO: RECOMMENDED FOR ALL CARS AND MINI-VANS WHETHER OF FOREIGN
OR NORTH AMERICAN MANUFACTURE.
THE GSL-2: RECOMMENDED FOR ALL PICKUPS NO MATTER WHAT SIZE, MOST SUVS AND
(EXCLUDING TRUE FULL SIZE CREW AND QUAD CABS)
THE OR 4/LT 4 SERIES : RECOMMENDED FOR FULL SIZE CREW AND QUAD CAB PICKUPS,
THE VERY LARGEST SUVS (EXAMPLE, EXCURSION AND YUKON CLASS) IF USED
EXTENSIVELY OR PRIMARILY OFF ROAD, ALL SUVS EQUIPPED WITH SNORKELS OR SUVS
EMPLOYED IN EXTREME OFF ROADING CONDITIONS OR ENCOUNTERING FREQUENT BEACH
AND SURF USE. WE ALSO RECOMMEND THIS SYSTEM FOR THE HUMMER AND LAND ROVER
DUE TO DISSIMILAR METAL PROBLEMS BETWEEN THE FRAME AND BODY.
IN THE EVENT THAT YOU USE YOUR VEHICLE IN AN EXTREMELY OR UNUSUALLY
CORROSIVE ENVIRONMENT YOU MAY ELECT TO UPGRADE TO A SYSTEM INTENDED FOR A
LARGER VEHICLE. HOWEVER WE DESIGN THESE SYSTEMS WITH A SUBSTANTIAL "FUDGE
FACTOR" SO UNDER MOST CIRCUMSTANCES OUR RECOMMENDED SYSTEMS SHOULD FIT YOUR
NEEDS AND AS WE STATE ON OUR WEBSITE ":WE DON'T WANT ANYONE TO PAY FOR
MORE PROTECTION THAN THEY NEED."
TWO MAIN ADVANTAGES OF COUNTERACT OVER TRADITIONAL RUSTPROOFING ARE ITS'
COST EFFECTIVENESS AND ITS' ABILITY TO BE TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER VEHICLE.
COUNTERACT IS SOLD THROUGH LOCAL AGENTS, UNFORTUNATELY WE CURRENTLY HAVE
NONE IN YOUR AREA.
IN ADDITION TO OUR LINE OF PRODUCTS FOR VEHICLES, COUNTERACT ALSO HAS A
COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL LINE (OUR CMC SERIES) FOR USE ON MINING,
AGRICULTURAL, GROUND TRANSPORTATION AND CONSTRUCTION AND EARTH MOVING HEAVY
EQUIPMENT. THESE HAVE BEEN USED ON EVERYTHING FROM MEDIUM SIZE BULLDOZERS
(OUR CMC4) TO 200 TON ROCK TRUCKS,(OUR CMC10). PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL US FOR
RECOMMENDED APPLICATIONS FOR THE CMC SERIES.
WE MANUFACTURE A MODULAR (EXPANDABLE) SYSTEM THAT HAS BEEN EMPLOYED ON
STATIONARY STRUCTURES. STEEL TOWERS, STEEL CONSTRUCTION IN APARTMENT
BUILDINGS, AND WATER TREATMENT PLANTS JUST TO NAME A FEW.
OUR COMPANY ALSO HAS RECENTLY UNDERTAKEN A VENTURE TO ACQUIRE FAA
CERTIFICATION AND APPROVAL FOR SEVERAL PRODUCTS IN OUR NEW AIRCRAFT LINE.
THESE PRODUCTS WERE DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR CONTROLLING CORROSION IN
EQUIPMENT CONSTRUCTED USING DISSIMILAR METALS. THE UNITS VARY IN SIZE TO
ACCOMMODATE LIGHT PRIVATE PLANES AND BUSINESS JETS (CESSNA CITATION AND
SIMILAR) UP TO BOEING 737 SIZE AND SIMILAR COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT. PLEASE
CALL US FOR PRICING ON THESE COMMERCIAL AND SPECIALTY UNITS.
FOR OUR NON-COMMERCIAL PASSENGER VEHICLE LINE, THROUGH MONTH'S END WE ARE
CURRENTLY OFFERING A LIMITED TIME PROMOTION IN CONJUNCTION WITH
COUNTERACT'S APPEARANCE ON THE "TWO GUYS GARAGE" TV SHOW. OUR
SELF-INSTALLER PACKAGE IS AVAILABLE AT A CONSIDERABLE DISCOUNT AND THE
SYSTEM IS RELATIVELY SIMPLE TO INSTALL REQUIRING NO SPECIAL TOOLS.
NORMAL COST INSTALLED BY A COUNTERACT AGENT FOR OUR SYSTEMS AND OUR SPECIAL
PROMOTIONAL OFFER FOLLOWS:
PREMIUM AUTO, NORMALLY $299.95 PROMOTIONAL PRICE $199.95
GSL-2 NORMALLY $399.95 PROMOTIONAL PRICE $279.95
OR-4/LT4 NORMALLY $499.95 PROMOTIONAL PRICE $349.95
SHIPPING VIA FEDEX GROUND AND HANDLING COSTS ARE INCLUDED IN THIS
PROMOTIONAL PRICE. THIS APPLIES TO ALL ORDERS WITHIN THE U.S.
PLEASE CALL US AT 814-745-7535 TO DETERMINE FREIGHT COST AND SHIPPING
METHOD ON ALL ORDERS OUTSIDE THE U.S.
SHOULD YOU CARE TO ORDER ONLINE JUST FOLLOW THE SECURE LINK BELOW :
WE ACCEPT ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS.
SHOULD YOU CARE TO ORDER BY PHONE WE ARE AVAILABLE 9-5 EASTERN TIME M-F AND
BY CHANCE 9-12 ON SATURDAYS SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR WISH TO ORDER.
PLEASE CALL TOLL FREE AT 1-877- 363-7878 (877-END-RUST).
THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR INTEREST IN OUR PRODUCTS
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