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Old 11-10-2015, 04:06 PM   #1
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I'm a first time poster on the forum. I purchased a 2006 Safari Bambi earlier this year and I've already spent over 60 nights in it between the mountains of Colorado and one long road trip to Mexico. I'm absolutely loving being part of the community!

My Bambi was well used when I purchased it and has some signs of wear on the exterior (pictures below). The damage appears weather related rather caused by abrasion. I was hoping to repair this myself by I have no clue where to start. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 11-10-2015, 04:56 PM   #2
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That is filiform corrosion. There are MANY threads on AF about that issue. You shouldn't have any problem finding out everything you want to know about it with some quick searches.


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Old 11-10-2015, 06:07 PM   #3
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Welcome to the Forums Alec! It's filiform corrosion. I have it on mine too. Reading this thread about it will keep you occupied for awhile. http://www.airforums.com/forums/f142...ams-31743.html
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sigh. short version of a dozen or so very long threads....though they are interesting in various ways, it is a lot to sit through and digest.

get some corrosion x and do some spraying on a regular basis, that will stop the spread. You'll have to live with the corrosion, it's just an unfortunate fact of life. I was unable to get to a couple spots right away, they did spread further, but all the easily accessible spots have not spread further once I started spraying (once a month or so depending on weather).

some people then cover with clear finger nail polish or some kind of clear coat pen. some people first sand with very very high grain, not sure I'll bother with that route. I am considering the nail polish on a couple of the larger more progressive spots, but am basically just using the corrosion x for now.
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You may want to call Jackson Center and talk to one of the "advisers" there. I called once and was very impressed. They also have products they sell there that are tested.
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Thanks everyone. While not the news I was hoping to hear (i.e. major repair job!), I greatly appreciate the advice and resources.

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Thanks everyone. While not the news I was hoping to hear (i.e. major repair job!), I greatly appreciate the advice and resources.

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The good news it's only cosmetic and does not affect the integrity of the aluminium.
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