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Old 05-27-2016, 03:08 PM   #21
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Mor/ryde supposedly cuts the frames and coats them according to the videos on YouTube evidently they don't

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Old 08-02-2017, 07:54 PM   #22
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Looks like RUST is a big problem with Thor! My coach is less than a year old!!! I've been in touch with them but they don't seem to care. I get promises of return calls from them (Terry) but they never call. The rust I have on my coach is on the body's main support beams that run diagonal to the truck frame, back side of the body panels, battery box, generator box and more. I'm not talking light rust either! There are many places where I can lift the flaking rust off with a fingernail! I also have fasteners that will have to be cut off as a wrench would be totally unusable. I've contacted the NC Dept of Justice and inquired about the "Lemon Law" we have here...I may have to use it!
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Old 08-02-2017, 11:04 PM   #23
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After it drys, WD-40 will attract moisture which will result in rust. It does displace water and is great to clean off rust but it is not a good long term lubricant. While it does act as a corridor inhibitor as long as it is wet, when it drys it leaves a varnish that actually attracts water and causes rust. Since WD-40'was originally used on Atlas missiles as a rust inhibitor, it got the reputation of being a good long term corrosion inhibitor. But the Atlas missiles were in a silo in a very controlled environment with low humidity.

WD-40 does make a corrosion inhibitor.
WD-40[emoji768] SPECIALIST[emoji768] LONG-TERM CORROSION INHIBITOR protects metal parts, blocking rust and corrosion for up to one year outdoors and two years indoors. Our anti-rust spray is ideal for both preventative maintenance and use in extreme environments such as high humidity.
I have never used it, but it gets high marks. It is not your regular WD-40.

I use Boeshield T-9 Superior aircraft corrosion protection developed by the Boeing Company.

Unlike other Corrosion Inhibitors & Lubricants, Boeshield T-9 was developed by "The Boeing Companies Material Technology Laboratories" in order to meet the stringent applications required in the Aerospace Industry. Boeshield T-9 is effective because of its excellent Water Displacement, Penetration & Protective Film Development.

You might use WD-40 on a tank, but you would never use it on an airplane. In the USN it is illegal to use it on an airplane.

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I also use Boeshield T-9 . I use it mostly on my motorcycle engines and such. It works great at keeping engine cases looking fresh.
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Old 08-02-2017, 11:44 PM   #24
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Do a search for Fluid Film undercoating .
You can buy a kit to spray it on at home . But first you should use a good rust converter to neutralize what you have going on there.

I believe Eastwood makes a good brush on converter , easy to use and it will keep the rust from spreading .

The Fluid Film will stop any further rust from developing.
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Old 08-02-2017, 11:49 PM   #25
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The very rusty wiring connections concern me?
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Old 08-03-2017, 12:05 AM   #26
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Bought my 2017 last September. Went under it this spring looking for a spare location. Found same rust as in the pictures. Wire brush, wash and four cans of rustoleum rust reformer top coated with flat black rustoleum Under it last week and seeing some spots I missed so to the store I go.
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Old 08-03-2017, 12:07 AM   #27
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Bought my 2017 last September. Went under it this spring looking for a spare location. Found same rust as in the pictures. Wire brush, wash and four cans of rustoleum rust reformer top coated with flat black rustoleum Under it last week and seeing some spots I missed so to the store I go.
So much for that Mor/Ryde stuff they show in their videos.
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Old 08-03-2017, 01:04 AM   #28
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I'm a big fan of WD40 for some things, always have several cans around the house, RV, and boat but it does have some surprising side effects. One of my friends sprayed it all over his new Colt .45 auto and put it in a case, when he took the gun out of the case two months later it was silver. The WD40 ate all the bluing off of his pistol!!!
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Old 08-03-2017, 01:07 AM   #29
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I'm a big fan of WD40 for some things, always have several cans around the house, RV, and boat but it does have some surprising side effects. One of my friends sprayed it all over his new Colt .45 auto and put it in a case, when he took the gun out of the case two months later it was silver. The WD40 ate all the bluing off of his pistol!!!
Nothing to do for the Colt, but hope you bought him a bottle of CLP for his next gun.
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Old 08-03-2017, 01:13 AM   #30
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Nothing to do for the Colt, but hope you bought him a bottle of CLP for his next gun.
He liked the sliver look and ended up getting it nickel plated.
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