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Old    paul (wakeme884)      Join Date: Jul 2004       05-01-2005, 1:00 PM Reply   
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

Old    newtique            05-01-2005, 6:23 PM Reply   
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.
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.
Old    paul (wakeme884)      Join Date: Jul 2004       05-01-2005, 8:18 PM Reply   
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....
Old    Joe Sellhausen (joesell)      Join Date: Apr 2001       05-02-2005, 6:38 AM Reply   
You can keep the plates. All you have to do is put a layer of duct tape between them.
Old    simplemind            05-02-2005, 7:21 AM Reply   
Ah yes, I'll have to add that to my list of "1 million uses of duck (duct) tape"

Yes, it really is a perfect application of Gator Grip. Have you ever noticed how aluminum tread plate isn't so grippy when wet?
Old    JT (aidan)      Join Date: Feb 2004       05-02-2005, 9:53 PM Reply   
I have Extreme trailer and the paint SUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKS. AP designs paints better.

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