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    Alum. Trailer Care

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    I had the opportunity to crawl under the skis-- holly molly ! My Triton trailer looks awful ! Corrosion all over the undersides.

    The top's OK --only a few spots-- I thought I was washing it off well with Salt Away and the hose but I guess not -^&^*%^ salt water riding !

    Suggestions for cleaning it up ? What about keeping it "clean" ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Piney View Post
    ...I had the opportunity to crawl under the skis-- holly molly ! My Triton trailer looks awful ! Corrosion all over the undersides.

    The top's OK --only a few spots-- I thought I was washing it off well with Salt Away and the hose but I guess not -^&^*%^ salt water riding !...
    The frame sections have breather holes on the underside. Salt water can stay inside the frame rails and dribble out over time.

    Rinse inside the trailer frame rails when you are 'de-salting'.

    Be careful with any trailer wiring that is inside the frame sections. The internal access holes between the welded frame sections can have rough edges, and if the wiring gets blasted around by hose pressure, it can abrade the wire insulation.

    A thin coating of Fluid Film might reduce the corrosion on the underside, but it may also collect more road grit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    A thin coating of Fluid Film might reduce the corrosion on the underside, but it may also collect more road grit.
    Fluid Film stays "wet" so it will get a dusting if you drug it down a dusty dirt road for example, however, since Fluid Film does not get gummy or tacky, that dust/dirt won't CAKE and the dust is easily rinsed away with a garden hose yet the FF remains so long as you don't use high pressure or steam. It's the best soft coating IMO. Great as a release agent before you go 4 wheeling

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