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    Rust - Now what do I do?

    The picture says it all... Now what do I do?
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    Re: Rust - Now what do I do?

    If it's superficial you can wire brush it off and rust-oleum it. If it's through the wall you'll have to drain and repair or replace that section of the wall.
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    Re: Rust - Now what do I do?

    I would think that carpeting is causing the rust as the sun cant dry out the ground.
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    Re: Rust - Now what do I do?

    It stays wet there as that's where we drag the cover off daily. I'm really regretting adding salt those two years I tried it. I really feel kinda of screwed as the track looks really bad to me. I wonder what it looks like on the side that's under the deck.
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    Re: Rust - Now what do I do?

    wow. As someone who just got a new AGP(steel) with a new SWG(intex), this is really making me have pause when using a SWG. Has anyone else had this problem ?
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    Re: Rust - Now what do I do?

    I suspect it's that carpet and water and not specifically the salt, I don't believe the salt content is high enough to specifically cause rust in/of itself. Bottom line is that steel + water eventually = rust.
    The place where I pull off my solar cover is pretty much always wet as well.
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    Re: Rust - Now what do I do?

    water touching metal is not good for the metal.....ever. The salt may contribute but water needs to be kept away from metal or allowed to dry thoroughly.

    Same as water lingering around wood....something bad is going to happen sooner or later.
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    Re: Rust - Now what do I do?

    I haven't dragged the cover off that end for the week and it remains wet about 6" out constantly. If we have a leak (which I really don't think) the water level isn't dropping. I'm wondering if it may have something to do with 95 degree days with 58 degree nights and sweating.....?
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