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Airframe Corrosion Proofing

CORROSION TREATMENT: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Airframe manufacturers recommend that aircraft owners apply a corrosion treatment to the interior airframe every two to three years depending on the operating environment. Why do they recommend application so frequently? Simply put, the corrosion product has reached its peak penetration within the first year and starts to lose its effectiveness by year two or three. It takes about an hour to spray the product throughout the airframe.

MAKE SPRAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES

We recommend corrosion treatment applied at the Annual inspection and/or during warmer weather. The product will creep between the joints of metal sheets more effectively when the product and the metal are warm. The Annual inspection time is ideal as all the wing, floor and belly access panels are open. Centreline uses ACF-50 corrosion treatment because it does what the manufacturer claims and the temporary, lingering odor of the product is not offensive. There are other corrosion treatment products which you may prefer which we can also apply. It is not recommended to apply a corrosion treatment product a year before or year after exterior painting as the product can creep under uncured, soft paint and cause it to blister.