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Old 04-12-2011, 11:00 AM   #1
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Rustproofing ?

What , if anything , do you guys do to keep the rust
from eating away your MH 'undercarriage' ?

My ( click: ) Argosy
does of cause have surface rust underneath, and I was just
thinking about that I plan on going to SpeedWeek
at the Bonneville Salt Flats in August.
Mmmm: undercarriage....aluminum...salt.....better do something
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Old 04-12-2011, 11:08 AM   #2
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Fluid Film® | Corrosion Preventative, Lubricant and Rust Inhibitor

Try this stuff.

I like it!
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Old 04-14-2011, 04:01 PM   #3
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Tractor Supply stores carry a product called Rust Buster that forms a barrier over rust that can be painted. It can be sprayed, brushed or rolled on.
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Old 04-18-2011, 04:18 PM   #4
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Good Old Kerosene

good supply, cheap

place in a spray can.

spray on each spring and fall. Let dry on the surface.

Axle springs and all. soak good.

Worked for many a Old timer. for Many a Year.
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Old 04-18-2011, 04:23 PM   #5
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Flammable? Only when wet?
What about diesel?
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:14 PM   #6
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Flammable ? Not Like Gasoline. After Drip Dry, No Issue.

Kerosene was cheap and readily available in the 30's 50's, 60's era

Now More Diesel is common and available for many.

Old timers restoring Cars, trucks and Tractors, farm machinery would soak Parts, frozen up engines, axles, frames in kerosene and eventually had it back to , Like New Restorations. Before the aerosol can's.
Kerosene and Diesel will leave some oil residue for Protection on bare Mettle and down cracks, hard to paint, areas also.

In My Personal Opinion.
Kerosene does not leave the Odor that diesel can.

It is Not for everyone. But can be an Option in some specific Situations.

Like chassis frame rails, in and out, Leaf spring assemlies and other hard to get to areas.

I think it smart to keep off rubber and Polished metal surfaces.
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Old 04-18-2011, 07:31 PM   #7
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Rust Check

I have been researching automotive rust proofing for decades.

In the 70's we would oil spray our vehicles in the driveway. It worked well but was dirty. Then the Rust Check solution came to the market and I have been using it ever since. I buy it in bulk and spray it on our vehicles myself. I also use the solution to coat the Airstream frame. It is easily sprayed inside the main frame rails which prevents internal rusting.

There is no better rust preventing solution IMHO.

www.rustcheck.ca
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:16 AM   #8
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could be for up There ?, But this is America
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:25 AM   #9
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could be for up There ?, But this is America
LOL, we all live in the same place..... "North America"
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HaHaHa, Yes we do
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Old 04-20-2011, 03:39 AM   #11
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Now some of us lives in Europe

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Thanks guys for your advise.
I'll look into the possibilities you've mentioned.
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:44 AM   #12
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I have been researching automotive rust proofing for decades.

In the 70's we would oil spray our vehicles in the driveway. It worked well but was dirty. Then the Rust Check solution came to the market and I have been using it ever since. I buy it in bulk and spray it on our vehicles myself. I also use the solution to coat the Airstream frame. It is easily sprayed inside the main frame rails which prevents internal rusting.

There is no better rust preventing solution IMHO.

www.rustcheck.ca
Yes, some of us may live in North America, but this product is definitely NOT available everywhere. Just browsed their website, and doesn't seem that I can purchase online from Rustcheck.ca. As well, there are no dealers here in Florida, where we're surrounded on 3 sides by SALT water, lol. I'll keep looking through the site to see if I can figure a way to order this stuff. Sure would like to rustproof the chassis of the AS. Thanks, Derek
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:03 AM   #13
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Rustcheck is great, but in my opinion Krown is even better. Several years ago some of the Rustcheck dealers broke away, hired their own scientists and formulated an improved product now called Krown Rust Control- krown.ca.

One of my Airstream friends was one of those dealers and I have used it since 2001 and have been totally satisfied. I also annually use the touch up spray cans to spray the trailer frame - it penetrates into the metal so it is excellent especially near salt water.
I know they also sell it in 5 gal containers, is not WHIMIS controlled and perhaps could be shipped out of country but do not know for sure. I do not think there are any dealers in the USA.
If you can get it, I highly recommend it.
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Corrosion X

Corrosion X products have always been my choice. I have seen a lot of this stuff sprayed inside the wings of commercial aircraft. Works good, last a long time. It also stops the coliform corrosion found on many newer Airstreams. I have even noticed that the Airstream store is selling small spray cans of corrosion x on their web site. Their polymer polish, Rejex is also very good for aluminum finishes.

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