15QTT Corrosion Prevention

MIDWESTWHEEL.COM IOWA MISSOURI DES MOINES 1436 E. Ovid Ave. office 515.265.1491 fax 515.265.4120 parts fax 800.314.4329 parts 800.888.0248 CEDAR RAPIDS 200 50th Ave. S.W. main 319.365.4453 fax 319.365.6327 parts fax 877.706.6085 parts 800.332.5435 DAVENPORT 8502 Northwest Blvd. main 563.322.2671 fax 563.322.5940 parts 800.553.1886 SIOUX CITY 1819 4th St. main 712.252.7969 fax 712.252.6149 parts 800.943.3534 CLEAR LAKE 840 Hwy. 18 W. main 641.357.7101 fax 641.357.8190 parts fax 800.548.9674 parts 800.397.5630 TRUCK PARTS SUPER STORE TM KANSAS CITY 5801 E. Front St. main 816.471.1552 fax 816.471.0813 parts 800.821.7402 JOPLIN 2424 Stephens Blvd. main 417.717.6022 fax 417.782.7126 parts 866.318.9111 December 27, 2018 (15QTT Corrosion Prevention) Gladhands and Corrosion The Gladhand Body Most standard gladhands with aluminum offer no corrosion protection; these gladhands are not suggested for use in highly corrosive environments. Powder Coated gladhands are the next step up for anti-corrosion power, offering substantial corrosion protection. Although they offer great protection, over time the coating will chip away, leaving the area exposed to corrosion. Phillips recommends anodized gladhands to combat corrosion. This is the strongest form of protection for heavy corrosive environments. You can see why in the photo’s below. After 200 hours of testing in 5% Magnesium Chloride & 5% Salt (Road Deicers). Gladhands were severely scored before testing to simulate excessive wear. Note: An important place to watch for corrosion is the interior cavity of the gladhand. If corrosion buildup begins to chip away, it will enter the airline system. Products in the field after several months: Standard - Heavy corrosion on entire body Anodized - minimal corrosion where scored Powder Coated - corrosion has begun where the coating has chipped Anodized - Virtually no corrosion on the body Powder Coated - Minimal corrosion where scored • Standard gladhands made with aluminum offer no protection from corrosion and should not be used in corrosive environments • Corrosive protection coating on powder coated gladhands can chip away, exposing gladhands to quick corrosion damage • Anodized gladhands give the best protection from corrosion damage • Corrosion buildup located within the gladhands interior cavity will eventually chip away and enter the airline system TIPS