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Old 04-03-2016, 01:39 PM   #1
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Frame Paint Peeling on New AS Flying Cloud 28

I am the proud owner of a 2015 Airstream Flying Cloud which I bought new last May from Colonial Airstream.

Unfortunately, a few days ago I inspected the trailer and noticed that the paint had peeled off a large section of the "A" Frame in practically one sheet. I showed the damage to my local body shop and they refused to paint it claiming it was serious enough to bring to an authorized Airstream Dealer. He could not tell me how this happened and cautioned me to get under the trailer and inspect the rest of the frame for similar problems. The body shop owner told me that the damaged area would probably first need media blasting.

The big question here is why did this happen to a new Airstream. Any comments or advise would be greatly appreciated. See attached images. I've had the trailer for less than a year!!!
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Old 04-03-2016, 06:33 PM   #2
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Same on mine, wire brushed rust treated bare areas on axel tubs. Two days later I had a much better outlook on it. Poor paint prep at factory and towed to dealer on winter salt roads. Click image for larger version

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Old 04-03-2016, 06:55 PM   #3
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Did you try to get the damage covered under your warranty?
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Old 05-22-2016, 07:45 PM   #4
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Any luck on the frame repairs?
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Old 05-22-2016, 08:04 PM   #5
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Looks like the frame was never lightly sanded before a grey coat was applied, the frames come to airstream painted black.

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Here's an update on my frame paint peeling issue. Brought my AS into the local AS dealership. They ordered the paint from AS and painted the frame. One month in the AS shop. Paint job looks pretty good. not perfect, but pretty good. The dealership apparently did the job twice after I phoned them and emphasized that I wanted the same level of workmanship one would expect from an automobile body shop..
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Looks like a compatibility issue to me. One of 2 parties involved may have changed product without doing extensive tests. Happens quite often in the paint industry due to enforcement of low VOC regulations.
I would keep my eyes "peeled" on other parts of the frame and keep good records and pictures.
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