rust or oxidation on welded 4130 fusolage

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Albert80

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Bologna, Italy
Hi Guys,
I have found a 4130 welded fusolage of an unfinished airplane form 1998.
they say that the fusolage is in perfect condition, no twist but with rust in surface.....because the it was never finished!

Now I have some doubt if proceed with the purchase...and another problem is that I stay in Italy and I can't see the fusolage....only by picture.

somebody can help me to understand If it's possible tu use it? and if there is oxidation on surface if it's possible cleaning?

Thanks
 

lr27

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If it's possible to use it, you won't KNOW that until you can look it over in person. Do you trust the sellers?
 

Albert80

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Bologna, Italy
I do not know nobady ho can check the fusolage!
I know the sellers only by mail...onestly he tell me this problem, but now I'm not sure to purchase this fusolage.
Thanks
 

Brohawk

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I wouldn't buy anything without a thorough in-person inspection, and I'd probably take a more experienced person along if I was unsure or wanted a second opinion.

Some light surface rust could be cleaned up without much trouble.

The problem is when the advertisement says "Some light rust" and the reality is that it has eaten halfway through the wall of the tubing.

Caveat emptor!
 

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