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Old 04-04-2014, 05:13 PM   #1
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Problem? Paint on rear deck bubbling up

I just noticed some algae was forming on the rear deck near the belly band on my 2006 CCD. We have had a very dry winter but just recently had some hard rains. I noticed that due to the shape of the Airstream, water tends to accumulate where the belly band and the frame meet at the rear deck. I applied some diluted bleach to kill the algae but then while cleaning this afternoon I noticed that moisture was under the paint and it was bubbling. Any thoughts?

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Old 04-04-2014, 05:28 PM   #2
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This area has been of poor design and execution since at least the 60's it appears, probably earlier. Lots of posts on this forum for fixes. Do a search for "rear end separation". Basically clean the area well, inspect and, if no structural damage, then vulkem.

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Old 04-04-2014, 06:07 PM   #3
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Thanks, I was also thinking about riveting some aluminum J or U channel across the back end, up higher, just below the tail lights at the reverse curve to channel the water away much like a rain gutter. I'll think on it.
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