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Old 07-25-2010, 06:43 AM   #1
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White, caked on blotches

We have a 2005 Bambi in (almost) perfect shape. We live on the ocean, and the Bambi is parked outside. We're getting these white, raised, cake-on blotches of stuff (oxidation, salt??), mostly on the light fixtures, bumper, door hinges. Its also starting to accumulate around the rivets.

What is it?? How do i get rid of it?? Rubbing compound doesn't touch it, dynamite seems alittle extreme....


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Old 07-25-2010, 07:13 AM   #2
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Appears salt has gotten under your clearcoat,clearcoat will need to be removed,then use some heavy duty compound,like liquid gravel,or nuvite # 9,to get the bad stuff off, then go to finer to finer.
I don`t know if you can spot treat the spots with clear coat,and blend it in,or if it will look like a black eye in Sunday school. Dave

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Get some 3M Super Duty Rubbing compound (available from R & E Paint supply. I bet that will touch it! Let me see if I can get you the link. R & E Paint Supply
Show us some pictures if you get the time. The 3M (gravel in a bottle) is more affordable
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Suggest you do a search for the Corrosion Problems With New Airstreams thread. It'll give you a good weekends reading!
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