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Old 10-31-2013, 11:20 AM   #1737
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It's been 4 months since I applied Nyalic clear coat to some 2012 FC accessory pieces and wanted to post results:
The plastic chrome trim rings around the tail lights were showing the beginnings of chrome loss. Taped off and sprayed those, and aluminum fixtures and, in effect, the rings dried looking new. The wheel well trim pieces were starting to show small spots of white corrosion. Hand painted with Nyalic. The small areas disappeared, others stopped progressing and nothing new. The door boarding handle and hinges were 2000 grit sanded, then brush painted with results shown. If things change, I'll post. But, for now the problems have stopped.

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Old 10-31-2013, 11:42 AM   #1738
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It's been 4 months since I applied Nyalic clear coat to some 2012 FC accessory pieces and wanted to post results: The plastic chrome trim rings around the tail lights were showing the beginnings of chrome loss. Taped off and sprayed those, and aluminum fixtures and, in effect, the rings dried looking new. The wheel well trim pieces were starting to show small spots of white corrosion. Hand painted with Nyalic. The small areas disappeared, others stopped progressing and nothing new. The door boarding handle and hinges were 2000 grit sanded, then brush painted with results shown. If things change, I'll post. But, for now the problems have stopped.

This looks Great!

Very nice.

I see a Nyalic order in my future.

Thanks Howard.

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Old 11-04-2013, 03:44 AM   #1739
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I live in Paso Robles, Ca and own a 2012 FC and have seen no corrosion issues to date. In the last 18 months we put on 12k miles so...it has gotten used. It is stored under cover but not enclosed. Our climate here is about as dry as you can get so...suspect this is the reason for no corrosion yet. What is Walberizing and how is it applied?
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:45 AM   #1740
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Hello Paso...


I've tried the WalberStuff several times...not impressed. Its not a very good sealant, polish or wax.

We all have our preferences, mine is Griot's Paint Sealant, once a year. (16oz will last 3-4 applications using an orbital)
The Mop on a stick works really well for washing.
You'll find their products first rate with great customer service.

You get close to the salt water?.... seal and wax regularly and keep a regular maintenance/inspection schedule.

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Old 11-05-2013, 08:06 AM   #1741
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Hello Paso...

I've tried the WalberStuff several times...not impressed. Its not a very good sealant, polish or wax.

We all have our preferences, mine is Griot's Paint Sealant, once a year. (16oz will last 3-4 applications using an orbital)
The Mop on a stick works really well for washing.
You'll find their products first rate with great customer service.

You get close to the salt water?.... seal and wax regularly and keep a regular maintenance/inspection schedule.

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The first exposure to salt or salt air, watch closely the following days/weeks. That's when filiform will show up on any non sealed spot.
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:32 AM   #1742
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my new rig has been on foley's lot since last thursday...ill pick it up on 11/15....how much salt air will reach that spot in gulfport MS? I will be right after picking it up washing it, sealing it, the and aplying anti-corrosive treatments thereafter and watching like a hawk...wondering if slight salty air will be a factor....just checked google...7 miles from the coast.... either way, same routine, but just thinking while I obsessively await 11/15
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:21 AM   #1743
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Pharm's getting antsie.....

Give yourself time when picking up. Don't be in too much of a hurry.
Video the dealer walk-thru & hitch-up, take notes and be your inquisitive self.
Ask to make your first overnight camp-out on the dealers lot.
Try everything twice and enjoy!!

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Old 11-05-2013, 10:16 AM   #1744
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my new rig has been on foley's lot since last thursday...ill pick it up on 11/15....how much salt air will reach that spot in gulfport MS? I will be right after picking it up washing it, sealing it, the and aplying anti-corrosive treatments thereafter and watching like a hawk...wondering if slight salty air will be a factor....just checked google...7 miles from the coast.... either way, same routine, but just thinking while I obsessively await 11/15
We traded in Lucy at Foley's. We are planning to pick up the new 23FB at Foley's around the same time.

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Old 11-05-2013, 01:10 PM   #1745
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.... either way, same routine, but just thinking while I obsessively await 11/15
Hey PG, don't ya think "obsessively" is a little bit of an understatement lol? Just teasing you, congrats on your new pride and joy. Looking forward to meeting you and your family, and seeing your airstream at the CanOpener.
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Old 11-09-2013, 01:20 PM   #1746
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Hi - so Airstream authorized my dealer to install new clearance light castings on the trailer and to correct the early filiform that had resulted at the corner of each clearance light.

The castings look very cool and somehow more retro to my eye.

Below are 2 pics. One with the original lights and some filiform, the other with the replacement and repaired filiform (meaning, no longer there).

I noticed, however, a pin hole in the caulk (please I hope it's not silicone - but I have no idea). It's tiny, but water will find its way in. I noticed the same on some but not all (haven't looked closely at the higher ones). Some have a gap in the caulk at the bottom of the fixture. I'm wondering if that's intentional for draining or just poor workmanship?

DW and I are hoping to make a trip to the mothership in April for a recliner setup like dkottum's and will have them review this an several other items. Just wondering if folks here have any thoughts on this?

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Old 11-09-2013, 02:00 PM   #1747
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Those do look nice!! Do you have a pic showing the whole lamp?

Can't really comment on the new style LED light housing.
I only know that ours are sealed all the way around at the base, no gaps.
The factory didn't put sealant on the base of the lens, ours has a gasket inside the housing.
I do seal the lens with Acryl-r on the outside, and have filed a small notch in the lens to prevent condensation.


I see a very small gap at the pointy end...that it? That sealant doesn't look like sillycone to me...Parbond more likely.

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Old 11-09-2013, 02:13 PM   #1748
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SteveSueMac, your install looks just like Jackson Center did for mine and that is the right way to do it. All three components must be caulked to the next or they will buildup moisture (water) inside. The bottom of the your Classic bezel needs to be left open to drain any moisture out.

Seal all pinholes as soon as possible. They will leak water inside. On the top three aft fixtures they sealed them all around on mine. There was a pinhole in one of them and it nearly filled with water before I noticed it. I drilled a hole near the bottom of the bezel and the water just poured out. I drilled another hole in the top of the lens (out of sight) so it could dry out, then resealed those holes. No more problems.

Off-topic note: My recliner install is for a 2012 FC with dinette in front. It includes two recliners, little center console, folding table from the 30" recliner model, and a custom cabinet. No rewiring. The furnace is on the opposite side as your FB model; your furnace may have to be moved forward to install the folding table. Not a big deal for Jackson Center, but mention that when you ask for a estimate. I saved the dinette parts when I took all this out thinking we may put them back in for some reason. After several weeks using the recliners I can assure you that will never happen. These are really good recliners, I'm sitting in one right now and it is very comfortable. I highly recommend them to those with medium size Airstreams needing only seating for two, especially for long-term use.
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Old 11-09-2013, 02:30 PM   #1749
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Those do look nice!! Do you have a pic showing the whole lamp?

Can't really comment on the new style LED light housing.
I only know that ours are sealed all the way around at the base, no gaps.
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I see a very small gap at the pointy end...that it? That sealant doesn't look like sillycone to me...Parbond more likely.

Bob
Yes, that little pin hole is the one I'm talking about. So I'm guessing I find "parabond" somewhere and just seal over it.

No - I should have taken pics of the full lamp. Will try to hit the storage yard tomorrow for one. Here's another angle on the same one - there's a gap in the caulk at the bottom...hmmm - more parabond :-)


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I do love the look - quite retro!
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Thanks Doug. I guess the dealer didn't quite get it right. I'll try to seal for now and then had Jackson have a look. Thanks for the tip on the recliners. We're going to TRY to keep the portion of the couch that has a pull out for a bed and use 2 recliners. That may not work and of so, we'll go with just the one. Calling this week to set it up for an April trip.
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