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Old 09-12-2013, 04:26 PM   #1
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7 Months at the beach - how do I stop corrosion?

We will be spending the next 7 months one sand dune away from the Atlantic Ocean. Salt air is notorious for corroding metal.

I am asking for any suggestions to minimize the effects of the salt air. Not only on the finish of the coach, but the exposed metals on the under carriage etc.

Any thoughts greatly appreciated!

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Old 09-12-2013, 04:33 PM   #2
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Keep the coach waxed and buy several cans of Pledge. Spray the pledge liberally on everything metal. When I had my boat, it had chrome rims that were hard to keep rust free. Whenever I got home from a boat trip, I would spray the rims with Pledge and then park the boat. Next trip, a quick clean up, usually with more Pledge and they looked great. Pledge is good for everything....tires, dash, woodwork, metal, chrome etc.
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Old 09-12-2013, 04:35 PM   #3
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Here's a link to a few previous threads that address this. Hope you can find some answers there.

http://www.google.com/search?q=Salt+...earch=irv2.com
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Old 09-12-2013, 04:49 PM   #4
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Good Luck. We lived on the ocean for 2 years . . . Never again
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I don't think you can stop it all.

I was half a mile from the beach when I spent the winter in Juno beach and I had corrosion damage.
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Don't take the RV to the beach.....

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LOL, when I read the first post (op), my thought was DON'T GO.
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:47 PM   #8
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Friend took a new unit to south padre island for two winters and when the dealer worked on it he put undercoating on all the frame and exposed metal on underside and told him take it to another dealer or ebay and dump it and then dont go to the beach with a metal frame.
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Friend took a new unit to south padre island for two winters and when the dealer worked on it he put undercoating on all the frame and exposed metal on underside and told him take it to another dealer or ebay and dump it and then dont go to the beach with a metal frame.
There is a spray product called ZRC Galvalite that is a zinc compound that isnused in the shipping and railroad industries to prevent corrosion. It can be sprayed on metal but how you can reach all the hidden areas escapes me. You might try it.
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We have to be realistic in our expectations with respect to rust and corrosion.Our motorhomes employ the level of rust proofing technology we saw in the cars of the 1950s and 1960s. We have become used to seeing 15 year-old cars that look "like new" thanks to car manufacturers efforts in that direction. Rest assured your rig will rot before your eyes.Suck it up and enjoy your stay at the coast,you will not get a second whack at life!
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i forget what its call but they use it on airplanes FARs say ever 4 years or some thing like that in the wings to stop the corrosion

it is a spray on and is safe for any thing or any one its stops the air from getting to what every its on

they have it on the lakeland lander up wake back shop and costs only around 45$ for a hafe/g can and gos along way too

i all so used it on my rv where i could not get where the fire got too
to stop the rust
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It's Boeing T-9. Works well but not sure you can get it into all the crevices. Enjoy and good luck.
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I am a car dealer by day and sell my parents a new truck that they take to south padre for the entire winter. Every time they trade it (after 2 years) the hitch, bumpers, all exposed metal is heavily corroded. Its surface at that point but a real eyesore.
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