Addressing Belt Line Corrosion
Lucy is a 2005 25FB that I have had since new. Like many other late model Aistreams, Lucy has a certain amount of that white corrosion around her belt line.
Obviously, I don't like it, but I have decided not to worry about. Lucy is out and going so much, that I haven't really thought about doing anything about it.
Recently, while Lucy was at Sutton Airstream in Eugene, Oregon, having a complete brake and bearing replacement, I had plenty of time to look around at the new Airstreams on the lot.
I noticed that some of the Airstreams had the exposed belt line rivets just like Lucy. I also noticed that others had a plastic chrome rub strip of about 1" in width covering the belt line rivets and panel seam.
I am considering adding this strip to Lucy to cover the corrosion. I think that is a pretty clean look. On the other hand, covering the belt line rivets may take away some of the traditional Airstream look.
I am posting a photo of each taken on Sutton's lot.
Tell me what y'all think
SuEllyn & Brian McCabe
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2015 FC 25' FB (Lucy) with HAHA
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