Rust and corrosion are an incredibly destructive force. The
problem today is that until now, there was no total solution.
In the United States rust and corrosion cost consumers more
than 320 billion dollars a year. For example, no where are rust
and corrosion more visible than on an automobile. Rust and corrosion
begin even before a new automobile rolls off the assembly line
and usually doesn't stop until the car becomes scrap iron for
some junk yard compactor. It costs car owners millions of dollars
each year in reduced resale values and increased mechanical
repairs. A quick glance at any parking lot is visual proof of
the extent of the problem. It is also visual proof of the opportunity
that you, the retailer, should examine.
now, there has been little that you could provide consumers
that could control the rust and corrosion problem. Most of the
products were either too environmentally unfriendly, too caustic,
too weak, too temporary or just a cosmetic coating that just
plain didn't work.
good news is that Bull Frog™ Products really work. The
Bull Frog line of products is truly breakthrough technology.
Bull Frog products were created and are manufactured in a new,
state-of-the-art manufacturing plant and world headquarters
in White Bear Lake, Minnesota by the Cortec Corporation. One
part, Research and Development Lab and one part Manufacturing,
Cortec is a very fast growing company. (Inc. Magazine listed
Cortec as one of the 500 fastest growing companies in the U.S.)
This ISO 9001 (quality control, international certification)
and ISO 14001 (environmental protection process, international
certification) company closely resembles a small 3M. A good
reason for this resemblance is Cortec's Vice President of Research
and Development. He is a 40 year 3M veteran chemist who leads
most of these breakthrough products and inventions. In fact,
Cortec employs numerous R & D and QA (Quality Assurance),
now, Cortec's product development and sales have been directed
solely toward industrial and commercial use under the Cortec
brand name. Cortec's customer list reads like a who's who of
major blue chip companies and governments. Governments like
the United States, Italy, and Brazil to name a few, and world
organizations such as NATO, and corporate giants such as Motorola,
Boeing, Chrysler, Gould Battery, Exxon, Alcoa, Ford and Caterpillar
are just a few of Cortec's blue chip customers. For instance,
Cortec products have been used by our Navy and NATO to mothball
tanks, helicopters, guns and airplanes. They're used to prevent
leaks in oil fields, pack and ship engine parts and prevent
steel in concrete from corroding and ultimately failing. By
the way, if you have any pennies in your pocket, there's a good
chance that the U.S. Mint applied Cortec's patented VpCI technology
to them in order to extend their life and to prevent corrosion.
And the next time you cross a new or remodeled bridge, Cortec's
patented MCIS technology will prevent the new and old rebar
within from rusting, thus preventing that bridge from deteriorating
beneath your feet.
Today, Cortec wants to make its innovative technologies available
to consumers under the Bull Frog brand name. The new Bull Frog
line utilizes all of the same patented technologies that Cortec
has been marketing to commerce and industry for years. It's
always exciting to introduce a new product, but it's even more
exciting to be the first and to do it. So, let's talk about
Bull Frog products and their application.
Bull Frog products share the same story, VpCls (Vapor Phase
Corrosion Inhibitors). This means that all Bull Frog products
emit VpCIs, as they a key to corrosion prevention. Bull Frog
products vary because each product uses a different carrier.
Some are liquids, such as the additives, the lubricant, the
electronics cleaner, the cleaner degreaser, and the waxes. Some
are foam emitter cups and emitter foam.
Frog VpCls are highly mobile. They protect metal surfaces by
migrating to the unprotected metal. VpCIs are attracted to areas
with potential for corrosion like a magnet to metal. VpCIs are
safe for the consumer and the envirorunent. Unlike other corrosion
inhibiting products of the past, Bull Frog VpCls do not contain
chromates or other heavy metals, nitrites (a cancer causing
ingredient) or chlorinated hydrocarbons. Bull Frog VpCI products
are water-based and replace conventional petroleum and oil-
based anti-corrosion coatings, that pollute such as paints,
greases and solvents, which remain fixed.
Perhaps the most unusual products that Bull Frog offers are
the emitters. The emitters are available in cups and foams in
different sizes. These foams and cups contain VpCls and when
placed in an enclosure such as a car door, a gun cabinet, a
tool box, a stereo, a computer, etc., these VpCls vaporize in
the surrounding enclosure. They vaporize just like water except
it takes place over months or years instead of minutes or hours.
VpCI's continue to protect for up to a year. After vaporizing,
the VpCls condense and form an invisible, tiny molecule-sized
film on any metal that is present. VpCls are unique in that
they prevent oxidation (the interaction of air and moisture
with metal), which in turn prevents rust and corrosion from
work fast. In fact, the higher the temperature, the faster VpCIs
vaporize. At room temperature, most VpCls require less than
24 hours to reach metals at the opposite end of an enclosure
(depending on enclosure and emitter size). The faster VpCls
vaporize, however, the sooner they will be depleted. For instance,
a constant temperature of 120' to 140' F (49' to 60'C) would
shorten the useful life of an emitter to one year. VpCI emitters
have been used successfully under extremely adverse conditions,
including remote control electronic boxes located near the sea
and in harsh industrial and commercial atmospheres.
placed inside an enclosure, some of the VpCIs may be lost if
the door is constantly being opened. However, the VpCls that
have already adsorbed and bonded onto metal will continue to
protect the metal. As soon as the door is closed, the VpCls
will again fill the space with vapors. For instance, two cup
emitters placed in the trunk of a car would last one year even
if the trunk was opened and closed five times a day. One cup
emitter inside a car door would easily last a year before it
would need to be replaced.
emitters are meant to be used in "enclosed spaces",
they will still provide adequate protection for areas having
some air flowing through them, such as under automotive or marine
dashboards, protecting electronics or electrical systems. The
lifetime of the emitters will be somewhat shortened. The VpCIs
that are already adsorbed and bonded to the exposed metals will
not be easily displaced. Once metal has been coated, protection
There are many uses for emitters. They can be used inside any
electrical panels, fuse boxes, electro-mechanical controls,
switch boxes, tool boxes, tackle boxes, light fixtures on board
RVs, cars, trucks, motorcycles or boats.
by the way, have no adverse effects on electrical or electronics,
in fact they do the opposite. They will actually protect signal
flow from denigrating. Tests have proven that the contact resistance
of relays and contacts remains much lower because VpCIs inhibit
any corrosion or any galvanic pitting from forming on contacts.
That's why the electronic cleaner is probably one of the heroes
of the entire Bull Frog line of products.
Frog Electronic Cleaner & Corrosion Blocker
The majority of all electronic and electrical breakdowns occur
because of the effects of corrosion. Many electronic repair
technicians refer to the Bull Frog electronic cleaner as a "Lazurus"
product ... meaning they've used Bull Frog Electronic Cleaner
on products that were presumed "dead", and brought
"back to life". The Electronic Cleaner has recently
received national endorsement from the National Electronics
Service Dealers Association (NESDA). Rust and corrosion are
the number one cause of car stereo breakdown. The atmosphere
inside of a car can be very harsh in terms of extremes in temperature
and humidity. Using a combination of the electronic cleaner
on all wiring and contact points and an emitter inside the chassis
of a car stereo will not only prevent breakdowns but will also
ensure the audio performance of a customer's expensive car stereo.
Bull Frog Electronic Cleaner has many other automotive uses.
It can be sprayed on car batteries, cell-phone batteries, flashlight
batteries and even generators to stop corrosion. Spray it inside
headlight and tail light connector assemblies and even trailer
hookups (including the ball and hitch). Wherever electronic
or electrical current exists there will be corrosion. The Bull
Frog Electronic Cleaner is the answer to this problem.
Frog Motor Additives
There are a lot of motor additives on the market ... but nothing
like Bull Frog Additives. Bull Frog additives are unique in
that they work both above and below the fluid levels to stop
rust and corrosion. The Bull Frog Coolant Additive is a natural
because we all know the rust and corrosion problems in vehicle
cooling systems. Besides the heater core, the corrosion problem
can extend itself into thermostats and other metals in the system.
It has little or no impact on the performance of coolants and
Bull Frog protection will last until the coolant system is flushed.
Bull Frog Oil Additive is vital to any motors that are not used
on a daily basis because of the corrosive activity that takes
place once the oil inside a motor has settled. That's why Caterpillar
Tractor uses it on all of its heavy equipment. It is ideal for
stored engines. The Bull Frog Fuel Additive works especially
well for those of us that don't top off our fuel tanks. Metal
fuel tanks corrode from the inside out. In fact, metal fuel
tanks that are always less than half full begin to rust and
corrode even faster. Tiny flakes of rust can easily find their
way into dry fuel lines and clog carburetors and fuel injection
systems. A rusted fuel system is especially risky because of
the danger of fire or explosion due to leakage.
Frog Rust Remover with Rust Blocker
The traditional rust remover product has always been naval jelly.
Naval jelly works but it also contains phosphoric acid which
is highly toxic. It pollutes and is dangerous to people, pets
and the environment. Bull Frog Rust Remover is non-toxic, non-polluting
and biodegradable. It's simple to use. Just put it on the rusted
or corroded area, activate it with a tooth brush or wire brush
and let it stand for an hour. You can then wash it off with
a garden hose. For heavily rusted areas just reapply it. Another
unique feature is you don't have to paint the area right away
because the VpCIs prevent flash rust from reappearing.
Frog Rust Blocker
Bull Frog Rust Blocker prevents rust before it starts or after
you've used the rust remover to prevent rusting. The VpCls in
Bull Frog Rust Blocker will form an invisible molecular layer
that will seal the metal against air and moisture. Even if Rust
Blocker is scratched away, VpCIs in the surrounding area will
immediately migrate to the exposed area to reseal the surface.
Whatever air can reach, VpCIs can reach.
Bull Frog waxes are unique. They are the only wax that contains
VpCls. VpCls protect all those tiny nicks where the paint has
chipped away. There are two Bull Frog waxes. The Bull Frog Fast
Wax with Rust Blocker is a one-step wax that you simply apply
with a cloth and wipe off. You can shine an entire car in just
minutes. The High-Shine Wax with Rust Blocker is a professional
wax and, while it requires a bit more elbow grease, it too contains
VpCls that will protect and seal the finish. It's great for
Clear-Coat and has no effect on the finish and no chemical build-up
Frog Lubricant With Rust Blocker
Everyone knows WD-40, well Bull Frog Lubricant with Rust Blocker
works much better and does more. It works better because it's
a heavy-duty organic lubricant that contains VpCIs ( its not
an oil-based product, like WD 40) which prevent the rust and
corrosion that caused the squeak in the first place. Obviously,
this product has many uses. Tools, nuts, bolts, doors, gates,
hinges, bikes, wagons, trailers,. ..anything that is metal and
moves. We guarantee you that one shot of Bull Frog Lubricant
with Rust Blocker will last three times as long as any other
Frog Cleaner Degreaser with Rust Blocker
Again, the Bull Frog Cleaner Degreaser with Rust Blocker is
different from all other degreasers. Yes, it's a great cleaner
but, it also contains VpCIs which will immediately protect any
metal surface after it's been cleaned, including aluminum alloys,
brass, cast iron, copper, galvanized steel, silver, solder,
magnesium, etc., etc., etc. It's also non-toxic, biodegradable,
phosphate free and non-corrosive. It will protect metal surfaces
for up to three months from rust and corrosion.
Frog Rust Blocker Gun Sleeves
Only Bull Frog Rust Blocker Gun Sleeves protect valuable firearms
with the same Vapor Phase Corrosion Inhibitors (VpCls) developed
for the military and major industries. The molecular umbrella
that is formed seals external and hard-to-reach internal metal
surfaces against the air and moisture that cause rust and corrosion.
There's no effect on metal or gun stock finishes, and no residue
build-up...... ever. The non-abrasive lining wicks away moisture
and condensation that cause rust and mildew growth. Simply wipe
off surface moisture, slip your gun into a Bull Frog gun sleeve
and slide it into your regular gun case. The combination of
VpCls and the wicking action of the sleeve will keep firearms
safe from rust and corrosion.