1973-02-01

A Corrosion Inhibiting Coating for Structural Airframe Fasteners 730902

Corrosion problems associated with using titanium fasteners to assemble aluminum airframe structures are reviewed. Data are presented describing the effectiveness of metallic platings and an aluminum filled organic based coating on fasteners to render the titanium-aluminum electrochemical couple inoperative. The aluminum enriched organic coating known as Hi-Kote 1 is shown to be more effective in minimizing corrosive attack on aluminum airframe structure in both saline and acidic environments. The effectiveness of Hi-Kote 1 in corrosion-fatigue tests of fastened aluminum structure is also reported.

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