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What is your CorrosionX treatment all about?

Disclosure: I'm not  affiliated with CorrosionX in any way and don't earn any sales commission. I just like this stuff. I would write a similar explanation about ACF-50, which is also a quality product. I'm just militant about corrosion control and CorrosionX happens to be the product I use.


Corrosion is one of your airplane's worst enemies. It never sleeps, and never stops attacking your airframe. 

Even in sunny, Southern California our planes are victim to this menace. Just because we consider the weather beautiful, our aircraft components have different tolerances than we do.


Most owners don't realize that while we may not be as swampy as Florida, there is enough moisture in the air, especially the closer you get to the ocean, that corrosion is a common problem in our region. 

Take a peek inside your inspection panels. (Use a phillips screwdriver to remove one of those round thingies with three screws on the bottom of your wing. It's OK, you're allowed to do this under Appendix A to Part 43 Paragraph C.)



Is this what you see?



If you see any white spots, that is corrosion. It will not fix itself. I promise.

If it doesn't look that bad, good! But if you do nothing it will look that bad as time goes on.

If you do see it, don't panic. I've never seen an airplane without it. What matters is the extent of the corrosion, not its existence.

The corrosion in this picture is typical of what I see and easily addressed. There's no need to even remove this corrosion before treatment! 

Surface corrosion isn't necessarily always an airworthy item, but left untreated all surface corrosion will become an airworthy item with expensive if not catastrophic results. 

I can help!

I treat your aircraft with CorrosionX, an industry leading anti-corrosion solution that stops the existing chemical process so your corrosion doesn't get worse and also prevents new corrosion from forming.

Essentially CorrosionX is a liquid type film that bonds with the surface of your aircraft and creates a barrier between the metal and the outside world. It also stops the current chemical process causing the corrosion that exists to stop it from getting worse.

You may have seen the spray bottles of CorrosionX at Spruce and assume you can handle this task yourself. Maybe your FBO uses the Home Depot hand sprayers and you think that's doing the trick. Unfortunately that doesn't protect your plane where it needs protection the most.


I use a professional spray system engineered by CorrosionX themselves specifically designed to treat your aircraft. I utilize a wide variety of nozzles and attachments to apply the solution into every possible crevice and hidden spot in your airframe.


There is no substitute for a professionally sprayed aircraft!

Most shops squirt your wings and call it done. That's like changing half your oil!


I treat your plane from prop-to-tail. My service treats everything including the propeller shaft, the engine compartment, the interior cabin (below your floorboards, front and rear), empennage, inside your wings, tail section, vertical and horizontal stabs, and each individual flight control including ailerons, elevators, rudder and flaps. It is a FULL PLANE TREATMENT.


As folks owning Pipers and Cessna 200 series are finding out from recent AD's corrosion can lead to tens of thousands of dollars in costly repairs. 


My service is cheap insurance against the most common problem facing our fleet.


The cost for most aircraft is $350. The price has more to do with complexity of gaining access to components than the size of the aircraft. You will know what your cost is before I show up at your hangar.


Some shops also charge you extra for the material. I don't. My price is all inclusive and comes with a professional logbook entry typed and printed.


My flat rate is my flat rate. No hidden fees or taxes or special add-ons. If I quote you $350 your bill will be $350 for a complete prop-to-tail treatment and a logbook entry.

No money due up front. Invoice sent after the job is complete.


CorrosionX recommends treatment every two years however I'm comfortable with extending that to three years if you're hangared and even up to four years the farther away you get from the beach. 


CorrosionX treatment is one of the cheapest and easiest upgrades you can perform that will enhance the value of your aircraft and protect your investment for years to come.

Protect your plane now before you need more extensive, and expensive, repairs.


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