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wakeme884 05-01-2005 1:00 PM

Trailer is about 3 yrs old and kept out of the weather. The paint around the step plate on the fenders is blistering. anyone else have this problem? I was thinking about just removing the plates, sanding and repainting. Then putting some Gator-grip on the fender. Anyone have any other suggestions? thanx <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/226250.jpg" alt="">

newtique 05-01-2005 6:23 PM

As always, you have galvanic corrosion between the aluminum tread plate and the steel fender. No way to prvent it other than isolate the aluminum from the steel. Steel will be sacrificial to the aluminum. <BR>It's really funny to see trailer manufacturers do this, in spite of very old metallurical knowledge on the subject. It looks "WOW" when it's on the showroom floor, doesn't it.

wakeme884 05-01-2005 8:18 PM

Yes, your correct-it looked great for the first few years, then the corrosion started. If that will keep happening, then I'll just go with my original idea of gator grip. Thanks for the info Doc....

joesell 05-02-2005 6:38 AM

You can keep the plates. All you have to do is put a layer of duct tape between them.

simplemind 05-02-2005 7:21 AM

Ah yes, I'll have to add that to my list of "1 million uses of duck (duct) tape" <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/rofl.gif" border=0> <BR> <BR>Yes, it really is a perfect application of Gator Grip. Have you ever noticed how aluminum tread plate isn't so grippy when wet?

aidan 05-02-2005 9:53 PM

I have Extreme trailer and the paint SUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKS. AP designs paints better.

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