Test conducted: 2002-03 for the Canadian government’s Competition Bureau
Type of Test: Salt Spray over the scribed area only. Test was done to show the efficiency of the Final Coat Electronic Corrosion Module over a surface in the absence of an electrolyte (moisture) film and it’s ability to reduce the rate of corrosion. Test Panel Size: 4 feet x 3 feet
Test Results: “The corrosion rate is reduced by 99.7% by the Module on the Test Panel compared with the Control Panel. Even if the difference in the corrosion potential is reduced to -0.100V, the ratio (CR) test/ (CR) control = 0.0204 and hence the corrosion ratio is reduced by 98%. To put these numbers in perspective, imagine that a system (automobile) fails by corrosion without the Module in a time of 1 year. If the Module is attached, the failure time would be 343 years if the potential is displaced by 150 mV in the negative direction, and 49 years if the potential was displaced by only 100mV. Such results are particularly significant when one considers that the average life of a vehicle is in the order of 10 years. Accordingly, these calculations demonstrate that the reduction in corrosion rate is substantial and that the Module is an effective corrosion control device”.
Note: The corrosion potentials measured at the scribes on both panels were approximately the same until exposure times exceeded 60 hours. The potentials then diverged, with that for the test panel eventually becoming more negative than that for the control panel by about 150mV, indicating that an induction time exists for the Corrosion Module to exertDownload PDF
Salt Spray Test: Performed to ASTM D1654-92 Standards (Test Method for Evaluation of Painted or Coated Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada
Test conducted: 2001
Type of Test: Salt Spray Test performed to ASTM D1654-92 Standards (Test Method for Evaluation of Painted or Coated Specimens Subject to Corrosive Environments) Test Panel Size: Four panels each measuring 4 feet by 4 feet were grounded together giving a test surface area equal to 128 square feet. All panels were scribed.
Single Panel Test: Two painted galvanized automotive sheet metal panels measuring 4 feet x 4 feet Panels prepared in accordance with DCX specifications Scribed to expose bare metal One panel connected to Module Placed in heated salt spray chamber for 1000 hours (40 days)
Conclusion on Single Panel Test: Unprotected panel “showed corrosion and rust damage” Panel connected to Module “showed no corrosion or rust”
Multiple Panel Test: Four panels each measuring 4 feet x 4 feet Panels connected by conductive wire Each panel scribed to bare metal One panel connected to Module
Conclusion on Multiple Panel Test: “all panels showed no corrosion or rust” Compared with unprotected panel that “showed corrosion and rust damage”
Type of Test: Humidity Test
Test Panel Size: 2 sections (7 feet x 15 inches) connected by grounding strap
Test Results: "substantially reduced the corrosion rate".
Test Methodology Test conformed with ASTM Standard D1654 Four separate automotive sheet metal panels, each measuring 7 feet x 15 inches Each panel scribed to bare metal One panel connected, other three not connected 35 days (800 hours) of exposure in corrosion chamber
Conclusion “test panels…showed a marked degree of severe corrosion and rusting” “Scribes protected by BodyGard system (rebranded Final Coat) were nearly corrosion free” “The BodyGard system appeared to afford substantially more corrosion reduction than that of the factory panels tested” Test repeated two more times with consistent results
Test conducted:2004 for the Canadian government’s Competition Bureau
Type of Test:Test was done to show the measurement of “surface current” generated by the Final Coat Electronic Corrosion Module on a typical automobile.
Test Panel Size: 1994 Buick Century Automobile.
Test Results: “...we have reliably and demonstrably sensed surface current all over the surface of this testDownload PDF
Type of Test: RF Emissions Measurement. To determine if the module meets the conducted and radiated emissions requirements of the FCC “Code of Federal Regulations.”
Test Results: The module “did fully meet the conducted radio interference requirements of Section 15.107 and the radiated interference requirements of Section 15.109 of the FCC "Code of Federal Regulations" Title 47, Part 15, Subpart B for Class B equipment.”
Test Conducted: 2007
Type of Test: Electromagnetic Compatibility. To determine if the module compromises or interferes with automotive electrical systems.
Test Results:The module was compliant with requirements in all tests performed. “Compliant = Meets the broadband and narrowband emissions requirements specified in the Commission Directive 2004/104/EC test specification.”