Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-06-2016, 10:33 AM   #1
2 Rivet Member
2012 30' International
Livingston , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 49
What is This?

Sorry the picture is upside down. I don't use my awnings much but today I pulled out my streetside awnings and found this. It looks like there is a leak and water is getting between the aluminum and coating. It might be hard to see but it is blistered. Should I scrape it off? Then what? Thanks...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0387.JPG
Views:	61
Size:	177.1 KB
ID:	270982  

glenrms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2016, 11:00 AM   #2
Rivet Master
1974 31' Sovereign
1979 23' Safari
Wayland , New York
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,177
Images: 3
Blistered and peeling plasticoat. I would peel away what is blistered. That will keep it from holding water trapped against the aluminum which can accelerate corrosion. Then wax the area. You can get some clear plasticoat that you can apply back over the spot.

HiJoeSilver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2016, 11:04 AM   #3
4 Rivet Member
Naper's Avatar
2017 30' Classic
Loretto , Ontario
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 425
Airstream applies a clear plastic sheet to protect the clear coat from abrasion. If it's lifting you might try gluing it back down
Naper is offline   Reply With Quote

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

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 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:09 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.