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I have some compressors with a lot of surface rust. These are only 8 years old. Should I correct this or should I not worry about it. This is about 30 miles from the ocean.

These are copeland scroll 25 ton compressors.

This is just the bottom of the compressor and it is the worst area.

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That is quite a bit of corrosion. Generally you want to remove most of the rust and then prime with a zinc-rich primer, then paint. But with that much corrosion and the location, it would be difficult to do it properly. So, it couldn't hurt, but I doubt it will help much.

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I've never seen that much corrosion at any age. I'll bet there was an error in the paint schedule on the assembly line. If I'm not mistaken, that was the first year that 410A compressors came out.

The warranty expire yet?


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