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Old 05-31-2010, 08:17 PM   #1
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Earlier today I read a bunch of posts about corrosion (that I now can't find - have pity, I am new today). However, they were mostly dated 2007 and 2008.

I wonder, is there any general feeling whether this issue is better than it was, or is it still a wide spread problem?



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Old 05-31-2010, 08:22 PM   #2
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Hey Nancy,

Can't answer your question about the current trend related to corrosion but here are some threads on the subject.




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Old 05-31-2010, 08:24 PM   #3
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corrosion of conformity..

You will get every opinion under the sun on the subject of corrosion. My experience with my purchased new 05 Safari 30 has been fairly good. They really have not made any noteworth changes since 05 towards the elimination of corrosion. I see you live in New Mexico, you should not have as much an issue. Most people have had this in wet, salty or bad winter locations I think.

You will have issues with any cast aluminum items on the exterior however as these have a cheesy clearcoat on them.
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If you are referring to metal corrosion, there is a quart liquid product we have used in the oil field to prepare pipes for painting...called 'OSPHO' --smells like sulfer and is green- watery...paint it on frames etc and the next day it converts all rust into an iron Oxide (will look black)...but it can help stop corrosion. It can be found at Sherwin Williams most of the time in Gallons and runs about 14 to 20 dollars...
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There is a long thread discussing filiform corrosion. A lot of us have had varying degrees of it on our trailers. It seems to be most prevalent on safari and international led tail light housings.

Some trailers (all models) have it on the body skin. It looks like a thin white worm in the metal.

When it shows up on the skin, it's usually an area where the clear coat has been compromised including the rivet areas where 2 panels are joined.

For the most part it is cosmetic but could become a structural issue (long time) if not addressed.

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