I'm sooo super bummed. I took my rig to the beach last month then had her professionally washed and waxed and noticed all sorts of squiggly lines all over. Im guessing this is what most of you are calling "filiform",
I cant expose myself to the chemicals (for various health reasons) that most of you are talking about and I cant afford to pay someone to do the work for me!
Any recommendations are greatly appreciated.
A dental scaling tool to clean the filiform out completely, clean well with soap/water, dry completely and coat with a brush-on clearcoat. A quality nail polish or auto clear. It won't look as good as a more aggressive/complicated chemical approach, but will stop the spread.
I've used a similar routine,(substitute mineral spirits for S&W), on many spots on the end caps with VG results. Out of sight out of mind.
"Sticks & stones can break your bones...and hail will dent your Airstream"
So when is this..."old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?
I don't post often as my motorcycle forum gets most of my attention. I do lurk occasionally, checking for information as needed or looking for a solution to a problem. I did manage said to schedule an appointment and it would be covered under warranty. Great, what's not had provided me with the rep's contact information so he now has a voicemail waiting for him when he returns next week.
With nothing good happening in the motorcycle world this weekend.
You don't frequent Advrider, do you? I wish I'd never have found it.. It's an addiction..ha..
Keep after them Al 13. You can't count on some dealers to be your advocate. The dealer where we bought ours was useless and we ended up taking ours to Ohio (1,400 miles) to get warranty work done right. The bad dealer is still a dealer and Airstream has had complaints about that dealer for many years.
There is a dealer in Eurgene, Oregon with a good reputation. It is fart, but at least it isn't 1,400 miles.