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    Default carbon cub strut corrosion

    just got a heads up about some corrosion on the lower end of my struts. 2010 , dry climate plane. Has anyone else had this problem? cost ?

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    What type of struts are you referring to? Lift struts, shock struts, jury struts, tail brace struts? Pictures?
    Flying Carbon Cub EX #11 since 2011

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan L View Post
    What type of struts are you referring to? Lift struts, shock struts, jury struts, tail brace struts? Pictures?

    Lift struts

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    To help me understand so I may look at my struts, exactly where is the corrosion. I see a bunch of gunk, but not sure where the corrosion is. Attach holes look clean.
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    Default Re: carbon cub strut corrosion

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    I bought my EX in 2010, the same vintage as yours. I looked at all 4 lift struts with a mirror and flashlight. Zero issues with mine.

    Yours almost look like paint over dirt rather than corrosion. Hard to tell from an image online.
    Flying Carbon Cub EX #11 since 2011

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    Default Re: carbon cub strut corrosion

    ya I have a couple more picture that show it better { worst } I will try to post

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    Default Re: carbon cub strut corrosion

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    Quote Originally Posted by busbart View Post
    ya I have a couple more picture that show it better { worst } I will try to post

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    Default Re: carbon cub strut corrosion

    Corrosion has to be less then 10% the thickness to still be legal

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    Wow, well now what, replace the strut?

    I have not seen this before and if this were an ongoing issue you would think that more comments would be made.

    I wonder if builders have primed the inside of the strut tubing before?
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