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Old 12-02-2002, 01:58 PM   #1
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storing a polished AS near the ocean?

Hi all...

How would you store a fully polished airstream near the ocean.

It would be in an outdoor storage lot 200 miles from here , so I cannot go up there often

Its pretty close to the beach so it is salt air,

I have left other polished alumimum things outside (dune buggy) and it was not a pretty site !

can I spray it with some sealing oil that will wash off at a quarter car wash when I want to use it ?

Thanks for your advise
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Old 12-02-2002, 05:55 PM   #2
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Probably the only thing your can use, very seriously, to protect the metal from the salt is to use creosote or tar. Obviously, neither is very practical.
But then assuming you did that, the steel frame would still not be protected.
The only reasonable thing to do, is store it many many miles from the salt air. 150 to 200 miles should be reasonably safe.


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Old 12-02-2002, 06:02 PM   #3
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ummm the Corona "desert" is only 60 miles or so from the ocean ,
are you planning on packing up and moving 100 miles farther inland ?
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Corona is close enough to the ocean where you indeed will see the effects of the salt. Not severe, but still enough. I am not planning any moves, but if I did, it probably would be to Florida.

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Old 12-08-2002, 06:49 AM   #5
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Gulf of Mexico, Florida coast

Living near the gulf beach area hasn't presented any unusual problems. Of course in the process of stripping and polishing one doesn't notice any salt deposits as washing down on a weekly basis at this point. Over the last 3 years near the beach though, haven't noticed any problems with the salt air. Waxing seems to have helped, I'll see what happens now that most of the original finish has been removed.
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nice polish. I have to agree with the positive results from a regular wax job. I also find I can touch up my rig's plasticoat with auto quick detailer spray and it works well to keep it shiny between washes.
How'd you get that image of a guy on the side of your rig?
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Airbrushed Image??

Funny thing I noticed him on the side of the rig too after doing the first step in polishing. I hope he disappears when I do the final polishing
Maybe I can get him to do the final polishing, you think??



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YEAH! He could polish from the inside out
Seriously, you have a shine to be proud of.
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