Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-29-2016, 10:21 AM   #1093
Rivet Master
 
toastie's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
1955 22' Safari
Great Lake State , .
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,458
A friend of mine has a new Airstream that has a small blemish, what is it and can it grow. (see attached pic.)
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2157.jpg
Views:	71
Size:	226.3 KB
ID:	272566  
__________________

__________________
toastie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2016, 10:59 AM   #1094
Rivet Master
 
Boxite's Avatar

 
2008 22' Sport
Spicewood (W of Austin) , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 1,178
Quote:
Originally Posted by toastie View Post
A friend of mine has a new Airstream that has a small blemish, what is it and can it grow. (see attached pic.)
Research "filiform corrosion". It's almost unavoidable. Airplanes suffer from it too.
It's usually the result of oxygen getting thru the clearcoating at the edge of the panel and progressing from there. It must be stopped or will continue to spread.

Remove the clearcoating (Scotchbrite or abrasive paper. Always use a straight motion, not rotary to avoid polishing issues. I recommend lengthwise motions, along with the "grain" of the metal. Do not use a rotary/mechanical device or you will "burn thru" the clearcoating which will result in a browned/burnt residue which is hard to remove.) Remove the corrosion with a "scotchbrite" pad, polish it "with" the grain of the metal (likely length-wise), clean with alcohol, then recoat it with automotive clearcoating available from auto paint suppliers in fingernail-polish-type touch-up bottles and aerosol cans.
My favorite:
https://www.amazon.com/Chrysler-Dodg...+up+clear+coat
Others:
https://www.amazon.com/Dupli-Color-B.../dp/B00407NK6A
Also a pen type: https://www.amazon.com/Dupli-Color-S...+up+clear+coat
__________________

__________________
2012 Ram 1500 Crew Cab 4.7L 4X4
Rambox
WBCCI 14676 TX ALAMO UNIT
Boxite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2016, 05:14 AM   #1095
Rivet Master
 
toastie's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
1955 22' Safari
Great Lake State , .
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,458
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boxite View Post
Research "filiform corrosion". It's almost unavoidable. Airplanes suffer from it too.
It's usually the result of oxygen getting thru the clearcoating at the edge of the panel and progressing from there. It must be stopped or will continue to spread.

Remove the clearcoating (Scotchbrite or abrasive paper. Always use a straight motion, not rotary to avoid polishing issues. I recommend lengthwise motions, along with the "grain" of the metal. Do not use a rotary/mechanical device or you will "burn thru" the clearcoating which will result in a browned/burnt residue which is hard to remove.) Remove the corrosion with a "scotchbrite" pad, polish it "with" the grain of the metal (likely length-wise), clean with alcohol, then recoat it with automotive clearcoating available from auto paint suppliers in fingernail-polish-type touch-up bottles and aerosol cans.
My favorite:
https://www.amazon.com/Chrysler-Dodg...+up+clear+coat
Others:
https://www.amazon.com/Dupli-Color-B.../dp/B00407NK6A
Also a pen type: https://www.amazon.com/Dupli-Color-S...+up+clear+coat
thanks, very helpful

toastie
__________________
toastie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2016, 07:09 AM   #1096
Rivet Master
 
toastie's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
1955 22' Safari
Great Lake State , .
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,458
Just passed 260,000 views on my thread.

toastie
__________________
toastie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2016, 01:42 PM   #1097
1950 Flying Cloud 7039
 
FC7039's Avatar
 
1950 21' Flying Cloud
Allen , Texas
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 547
😀😄😊😌🙂😍😆😇😃😉😋☺️😏😏😎😜


Sent from my iPad using Airstream Forums
__________________
FC7039 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2017, 07:17 PM   #1098
Rivet Master
 
toastie's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
1955 22' Safari
Great Lake State , .
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,458
Just passed 270,000 views on my thread.......

toastie
__________________
toastie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2017, 07:33 PM   #1099
1950 Flying Cloud 7039
 
FC7039's Avatar
 
1950 21' Flying Cloud
Allen , Texas
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 547
10000 views and not a comment.


Sent from my iPad using Airstream Forums
__________________
FC7039 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2017, 06:05 PM   #1100
Got gandkids?
 
Jim & Susan's Avatar

 
1973 27' Overlander
'Possum Holler , Georgia
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 5,372
Images: 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by FC7039 View Post
10000 views and not a comment.


Sent from my iPad using Airstream Forums
Where is your thread? I have an opinion about everything.

I'll go crawl back under my rock now.

Jim
__________________
www.nesa.org

Air No. 6427
Jim & Susan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2017, 06:29 PM   #1101
1950 Flying Cloud 7039
 
FC7039's Avatar
 
1950 21' Flying Cloud
Allen , Texas
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 547
It was just an observation. None of my threads have 100 views. I just thought it was remarkable that not one person has made a comment out of 10000 views since your last report. It is not a comment on your thread. I have contributed to it. The only way I know about this milestone is that I am subscribed to it.


Sent from my iPad using Airstream Forums
__________________

__________________
FC7039 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
1955 safari, floor, redo


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
Floor Replacement ????'s daveinbama Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11 12-13-2010 11:11 AM
Shell On Floor Replacement Can-O-Pabst Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 5 10-11-2007 05:03 PM
another floor replacement question durans54 Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 32 02-01-2007 12:29 PM
Floor replacement Over59 1960 - 1964 Overlander 5 09-12-2004 01:24 AM
floor replacement daves clipper Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 18 01-04-2004 06:26 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 09:57 AM.


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.