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a few years ago i had the centre console of my tr6 reupholstered in leather,i have recently noticed that the leather had become lumpy.

on removal and closer inspection i found the lumps have been caused by the aluminium oxidising.

i will have to remove the leather to tackle the corrosion.

i am looking for advice on how to treat the aluminium to prevent it oxidising in the future.

thanks.

ian ward.

 

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Hi Ian

No expert but I'd consider sanding it back or blasting then a coat of POR15 Silver paint and then recover with a 4mm closed cell EVA foam then the leather cover.

Andy

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19 minutes ago, wish i could drive it said:

a few years ago i had the centre console of my tr6 reupholstered in leather,i have recently noticed that the leather had become lumpy.

on removal and closer inspection i found the lumps have been caused by the aluminium oxidising.

i will have to remove the leather to tackle the corrosion.

i am looking for advice on how to treat the aluminium to prevent it oxidising in the future.

thanks.

ian ward.

 

Hi Ian

clean up the surface - grit blast/wire brush then apply Alochrom 1200 - it may be cheaper to get somebody to apply the Alochrom as you only need a small amount.

https://www.lasaero.com/parts/?search_part=Alochrom1200

Roger

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2 hours ago, RogerH said:

Hi Ian

clean up the surface - grit blast/wire brush then apply Alochrom 1200 - it may be cheaper to get somebody to apply the Alochrom as you only need a small amount.

https://www.lasaero.com/parts/?search_part=Alochrom1200

Roger

Take it to a plater that does Anodizing and have it Anodized, which is a very common treatment for Aluminum in the Mil/Aerospace market.

Bruce.

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Does it need an expensive treatment if it is going to be hidden by the leather anyway. Rub it down, use an aluminium primer and then as suggested a thin sheet of foam and then the leather

kc

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Corrosion severe enough to cause lumps under the leather suggests to me that there may be a moisture problem.  I'd fix that first.

Ed

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I did away with the cover and just crackle painted it.. 6 years later and it looks great.. Ony issue is it gets hot in hot weather and is a bit warm for the knees if you wear shorts.

Tim

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If you etch prime the aluminium and paint that will prevent it in general. If you are fixing it to mild steel that needs some measures, use plastic washers for example.

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