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Old 07-03-2016, 07:20 PM   #2353
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The big question is we just took delivery 1 July. I don't think there should be any form fill on a brand new trailer. The door handle is also bad. I will discuss with Bay Area Airstream after the holiday.

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The only way to be rid of this problem for good is to take them off, chemically strip them (that cheap clearcoat will flake right off) and polish them with aluminum polish.

Then, leave them uncoated. Do not clearcoat them. If you do, the corrosion will return.

If your corrosion on the aluminum isn't bad or deep consider yourself extremely lucky. Otherwise, you have to sand the corrosion off and it can be very difficult, deep, and stubborn.

It's best to catch this problem now. Much less work down the road.

Once they are polished, in the event they start to slightly tarnish (which will not be filiform or deep corrosion) you just have to wipe them with some more aluminum polish and it literally takes about 2 minutes a side. Then they look new again. Simple.

Here, read this thread:

Good luck, but really this is the only way to fix them and not have to worry about it happening again.

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Old 07-04-2016, 10:39 AM   #2354
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I have a brand new 2015 FC 23D and the tail light AL blocks have lots of white spots/small lines. Recommendations?
Here's my input:

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Old 08-13-2016, 10:43 PM   #2355
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Thanks Howard L....That's exactly what I thought would be my aporoach but hearing domeone else having success with it helps grestly....I truly appreciate it.
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Old 08-14-2016, 05:21 AM   #2356

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I have a brand new 2015 FC 23D and the tail light AL blocks have lots of white spots/small lines. Recommendations?
Remove clear coat....

Had to do the same on our Classic battery door frames...wet sand 800 to 1500, then seal it it once a year.

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So when is this..."old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?
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