Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-02-2015, 05:42 AM   #2171
Slympicins
 
Slympicins's Avatar
 
2015 27' Flying Cloud
Sevierville , Tennessee
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 80
An interesting AOPA article about aluminum and coastal states.

http://www.aopa.org/Pilot-Resources/...raft-Corrosion
__________________

__________________
Slympicins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2015, 03:23 PM   #2172
AIR #6370
 
hmsteader's Avatar
 
2001 27' Safari
Bella Vista , Arkansas
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 68
I've got a similar problem with a 2001 Safari. I sanded the spots with 800 grit, carefully cleaned the spots with paint thinner or acetone. I found that using Tester's model silver paint and an artist brush did about the best.
__________________

__________________
hmsteader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2015, 03:27 PM   #2173
AIR #6370
 
hmsteader's Avatar
 
2001 27' Safari
Bella Vista , Arkansas
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 68
I wonder if Jackson Center has ever considered using a low voltage sacrifial cathode.
If the Navy and Air Force uses something like that then why can't Jackson Center?
OK you techies, what are your thoughts? Any ideas?
__________________
hmsteader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2015, 04:03 PM   #2174
CLOUDSPLITTER Phone home
 
ROBERT CROSS's Avatar

 
2003 25' Classic
Zanadude Nebula , WNY
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 10,803
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by hmsteader View Post
I wonder if Jackson Center has ever considered using a low voltage sacrifial cathode.
If the Navy and Air Force uses something like that then why can't Jackson Center?
OK you techies, what are your thoughts? Any ideas?
It's not galvanic corrosion.

Filiform

Bob
__________________
ROBERT CROSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2015, 06:43 PM   #2175
Slympicins
 
Slympicins's Avatar
 
2015 27' Flying Cloud
Sevierville , Tennessee
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 80
One would think a very good clear coat, or several coats, would help stop the inevitable process.
__________________
Slympicins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2015, 08:23 AM   #2176
Rivet Master
 
Howard L.'s Avatar

 
2012 30' Flying Cloud
San Antonio , Texas
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 579
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slympicins View Post
One would think a very good clear coat, or several coats, would help stop the inevitable process.
It does, but see the quote below and the rest of Bob's link above about corrosion.

((Filiform corrosion is minimized by careful surface preparation prior to coating, by the use of coatings that are resistant to this form of corrosion (see above), and by careful inspection of coatings to insure that holidays, or holes, in the coating are minimized.))

Problem is that even though our Alcoa baked on clear coat stops oxidation and corrosion of the AL, it also provides a path for filiform if it is scratched, damaged or missing. That is why you follow owner and Johnson Ctr. ideas here to inspect your trailer regularly and stay ahead of the problem. In short, treat any small area found with corrosion x, then reseal with a touch up of clearcoat. I still also recommend a full touch up of all exposed aluminum panel edges with Clearcoat. (Especially important with a new trailer--edges and rivet holes are not coated since AS cutting, forming, and drilling are done after Alcoa clearcoating).
__________________
Howard L. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2015, 03:48 PM   #2177
Rivet Master
 
Gene's Avatar
 
2008 25' Safari FB SE
Grand Junction , Colorado
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 10,814
And move to the desert. Best preventative of all. Even here I have some corrosion on the taillights and door hinges, but after all this time, I don't much care (second solution). We've been so busy, we haven't washed or waxed it for 3 years and that may help cover over any further corrosion. There's always a simple solution or three to a problem, though the move to the desert may not be that simple.

Hi, Bob. I guess the snow's finally melted in western NY.

Gene
__________________
Gene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2015, 05:05 PM   #2178
CLOUDSPLITTER Phone home
 
ROBERT CROSS's Avatar

 
2003 25' Classic
Zanadude Nebula , WNY
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 10,803
Images: 1
Thumbs up

Hi, Bob. I guess the snow's finally melted in western NY.

Gene

Yep....all gone.

Bob
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC07746.jpg
Views:	65
Size:	196.1 KB
ID:	242707  
__________________
ROBERT CROSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2015, 05:29 PM   #2179
Rivet Master
 
Gene's Avatar
 
2008 25' Safari FB SE
Grand Junction , Colorado
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 10,814
Bob, did you go over the falls?

Bob Sunrus is going your way and I expect you both to post some photos of your meeting.

Gene
__________________
Gene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2015, 08:17 AM   #2180
Rivet Master
 
ROBERTSUNRUS's Avatar

 
2005 25' Safari
Salem , Oregon
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 7,239
Images: 18
Blog Entries: 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gene View Post
And move to the desert. Best preventative of all. Even here I have some corrosion on the taillights and door hinges, but after all this time, I don't much care (second solution). We've been so busy, we haven't washed or waxed it for 3 years and that may help cover over any further corrosion. There's always a simple solution or three to a problem, though the move to the desert may not be that simple.

Hi, Bob. I guess the snow's finally melted in western NY.

Gene
Hi, right now traveling and enjoying life is way more important than a pretty/perfect looking Airstream. Getting closer to Robert Cross's place; Now if we can park on his front lawn with full hookups for a week? Need good WIFI too. I hear he has a train collection too.
__________________
Bob

2005 Safari 25-B
"Le Petit Chateau Argent"
[ Small Silver Castle ]
2000 Navigator / 2014 F-150 Eco-Boost / Equal-i-zer / P-3
YAMAHA 2400 / AIR #12144
ROBERTSUNRUS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2015, 12:53 PM   #2181
Rivet Master
 
Gene's Avatar
 
2008 25' Safari FB SE
Grand Junction , Colorado
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 10,814
Quote:
Originally Posted by ROBERTSUNRUS View Post
Hi, right now traveling and enjoying life is way more important than a pretty/perfect looking Airstream. Getting closer to Robert Cross's place; Now if we can park on his front lawn with full hookups for a week? Need good WIFI too. I hear he has a train collection too.
And a boat to take you over Niagara Falls. Quite a ride!

There are lots of great buildings in BuffaloŚCity Hall is classic art deco. The Prudential Building downtown is a classic early 20th century office building. The old county courthouse is a Victorian monstrosity. There used to be 5 F. L. Wright houses in Buffalo. Allentown (about a mile from downtown) is full of Victoriana and Delaware Ave has some fine mansions from that period. Buffalo was a wealthy city long ago, but has suffered since the St. Lawrence Seaway was build and the port became empty.

Gene
__________________
Gene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2015, 03:13 PM   #2182
Rivet Master
 
2010 27' FB Classic
N/A , Texas
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,681
Quote:
Originally Posted by ROBERTSUNRUS View Post
Hi, right now traveling and enjoying life is way more important than a pretty/perfect looking Airstream. Getting closer to Robert Cross's place; Now if we can park on his front lawn with full hookups for a week? Need good WIFI too. I hear he has a train collection too.
See if he still has the TV and trailer wash and wax special going on. I hear he does a great job!
__________________
Bluto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2015, 06:57 PM   #2183
New Member
 
Katy , Texas
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 2
I wonder if Ford consulted with Airstream before they came out with their new aluminum truck? Also, what about all of those Aluminum Audis on the road

Maybe I missed why this is unique to Airstream aluminum
__________________
paden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2015, 07:38 PM   #2184
CLOUDSPLITTER Phone home
 
ROBERT CROSS's Avatar

 
2003 25' Classic
Zanadude Nebula , WNY
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 10,803
Images: 1
Thumbs up Welcome Aboard....

It's not....any coated aluminum panel is susceptible.



Go to the Jaguar or Audi forums' I'm sure it's being discussed.

Bob
__________________

__________________
ROBERT CROSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stainless steel corrosion Dave-O Stoves, Ovens & Microwaves 21 04-05-2014 06:30 PM
How did you get into Airstreams & Airstreaming? 83Excella Our Community 102 03-15-2009 09:48 AM
Airstreams in winter?? Curtis-79MH Airstream Motorhome Forums 6 03-27-2006 12:58 PM
Black water problems Rob Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 3 08-31-2002 07:34 PM
Ralph Lauren Vintage Airstreams ($150,000) Andy R General Interior Topics 0 02-22-2002 12:06 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:35 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.