Re: Counteract Electronic Rust Inhibitor
The process that goes on in your water tanks is also used on boats. This protects the metal of
the boat or tank, ect using galvanic action. On boats zink plate are bolted to metal parts.
Because zink is more reactive then steel, brass, bronze, aluminum, ect that the boat is made
out of it corrodes first. By corroding it creates a charge between the boat and the water
which protects the boat. In effect it forms a battery with the water. The zink or other
sacrificial metal must be replaced from time to time as it slowly deteriorates.
How such a mechanism would work out of the water is a good question. In theory it should
work the same however without water to conduct the charge I think it would fail. I am also
very skeptical of anything that seems to good to be true. Galvanic action and zink/
sacrificial metals have been used to protect metal for over a hundred years. If galvanic
action could be used to protect vehicles I find it unlikely that there would not be many
reputable company’s making such products, which would be available at any parts store.
In short I know of no solid reason it would not work, but would be very surprised if it did.