Catalytic Converter Theft is on the rise once again.. Soaring metals costs are the main reason behind the increase in catalytic converter thefts around the world. Catalytic converters contain precious metals such as platinum, palladium, and rhodium. The theft is a quick process that can take less than two minutes to remove the converter from beneath a vehicle.
Permanently marking catalytic converters with “stick-on” labels has been problematic until now because of the extremely high temperatures involved. Normal operating temperatures of a catalytic converter are 500 – 800°F and up to 1200°F when the vehicle is under heavy load. This newest Mark-N-Gard product solves that issue since the label material used in our kits have a temperature maximum threshold of over 2,000°F. Marking a catalytic converter with a permanent and unique identification will discourage the professional thief and cause them to go on to steal someone else’s more vulnerable converter. Marking a converter this way can also aid law enforcement in catching the crooks.