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Old 02-09-2013, 01:49 PM   #532 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by orbywan View Post
So this photo brings up an interesting question. Should I ever have time to finish the damn thing, when I arrive at the final shape of my boat tail I intend to have an A&P friend of mine cover it in aluminum. So it will be similar to this awesome creation in the photo.

The question is this; you've aluminum skin over a steel frame. How do you keep dissimilar metal corrosion at a minimum or eliminate it?
Your A&P friend will know to use zinc chromate primer between the aluminum and the steel.
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