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Old 01-24-2008, 09:55 AM   #1
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Diane and I have a 19' '05 Bambi purchased in '05.
Our first adventure was driving to Cape Cod from our home in Tucson. Wow.
I have done everything wrong a 76 yr old can do and survived.
We have a solar panel that is bleeding oxidized paint. Is it normal? the correction suggested is apply rubbing compound and then wax. Not easy and not satisfying. Suggestions?

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Old 01-24-2008, 10:08 AM   #2
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Hi, welcome to the forums.
we may be able to guide you better if we could see what you see. Can you post a photo?

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Old 01-24-2008, 10:40 AM   #3
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Thanks for replying, Terry.
Sorry no pic's becaused I have washed off the grayish streaks which ran down below the gutters . There is a thin metal ,I think, panel attached to the roof to mount the panal, wires etc. We have two panels approximately 4 ft by 8". I just thought it was pretty poor approach to have that kind of maintenance drag.
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Old 01-24-2008, 10:51 AM   #4
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Welcome. Dont know anything about solar panels but Im sure you can find someone to give suggestions here.
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Old 01-24-2008, 11:51 AM   #5
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Welcome to the Airforums, rehsr...from another Airstreamer from Tucson! I'm having troble visualizing what's going on with your unit, but I don't think the solar panel should be bleeding this a factory-installed solar panel? Are you sure the streaks are coming from the solar panel itself and not the result of oxidation of the white-painted metal roof of the AS?

If you are in Tucson now, you could take it over to Oasis RV Center (Tucson Airstream dealer on Benson Highway) and have them take a look-see...

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Old 01-30-2008, 11:38 AM   #6
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I showed my lack of Airstream construction concerning the white/grey streaks. Sorry for any trouble or worry I caused.
The top panel of the trailer is painted white my manufacturer and it oxidizes when not maintained. I have now washed and waxed it.
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...I have done everything wrong a 76 yr old can do and survived...
welcome to the forums!

this is my favorite newbie quote...very very funny.

good job waxing the roof, and since u r already up on the ladder...

how 'bout doing mine


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