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|Airstream trailer||Roger Layton||11-10-07|
Any chance of an opinion on the following:
There is corrosion around the rivets in the center of the trailer at the back and along the horizontal line of rivets on the sides of the trailer. This corrosion is also on the rear light fixtures. Corrosion is noticeable on probably 5 or 6 rivets spaced along the length.
I believe it's electrolysis and I am wondering if you have any suggestions on how to eliminate it.
Is it common for corrosion to occur on these aluminum trailers?
Sure would appreciate a reply.
|Re: Airstream trailer||dennis||11-16-07|
|Yes it comes off put on jasco paint stripper for 20 min scrap with a plastic scapper this also removes the clear coat. 3rd use hi speed buffer with blue coral alum polish it will remove built up tarnish an leave a mirror finish i hope this helps you it helped me now ive stripped and polished my whole trailer to a mirror finish dennis sisson|
|Re: Airstream trailer||Bob||1-9-08|
Would like to hear about experiences of individuals who utilize their Airstream trailer as a year-round residence. What kind of work do you have to do to the trailer to make it liveable year-round? Is it factory-insulated for all-season living? Can an external source of water be hooked up to it? Or would the water pressure be too high? Would you need special fittings? Etc. Also, is there a solar panel you can employ to generate power for DC appliances in the Airstream?
I would like to purchase one to live in, but don't want to invest $$ if it's not a workable possibility.