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Old 01-14-2009, 11:27 PM   #1
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Diferent types of Aluiminum

Hi there folks,
So i tried what I could find at my local Home Depot for stripper before I buff away....I noticed something wierd when I tried a section. I have attached photos for you to see. One patch of the exterior looks diffrent for the rest. Is there diffrent types of aluiminum ? And when I tore out my inside panels today to replace my floor I noticed I have to replace some sections becuase the bottom of them ar eaten up by corrosion....Now here's the part I'm really confused about what thickness and type do I ask for when I call whoever it is I'm going to have to call once I find out who that place or store is......(very confused) Anyway Thanks for taking the time..........
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Old 01-15-2009, 04:07 AM   #2
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AirParts Inc. has all the aluminum you might need. The skin is 2024 T3 .032. That patch is probably 5053. It will polish, just not like the rest of the skin. Those pop rivets are probably letting water in too. At the minimum replace them with olympics. That patch is probably where an awning was at one time.

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Old 01-15-2009, 05:54 AM   #3
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I would definately replace the rivets. As for replacing the patch...Personal Preference prevails. If it were me, would replace the rivets and while the patch was off I'd radius the corners and re-install. The radiused corners make the patch look professional (My Opinion) and they reduce the likelyhood of the sharp corner catching your clothing, or worse flesh.

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Here is a good source for sheet Aluminum
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