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Unread 12-12-2008, 09:19 PM   #11
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A few months ago I couldn't sell this non-flood cart for $250? Wish I would have dipped it in salt I ended up selling 2 of these one needed batts and one ran good with a charger for $1100......
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Unread 12-12-2008, 09:32 PM   #12
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Aluminum WILL corrode. It's called aluminum oxide....notice the "oxide" part.....iron oxide is what is commonly called "rust". Although it does not corrode near as quickly as steel it will still corrode so don't think just because it's aluminum you are safe from corrosion.

Aluminum oxide is also a barrier of protection, if you lose the barrier another layer of aluminum oxide forms, loose the barrier again and the AL get thinner....if you keep removing the oxide layer eventually you will have nothing left.

Aluminum cans thrown into saltwater will completely dissolve in a very short time

Different types of Aluminum will form different levels of oxides.
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Unread 12-12-2008, 11:35 PM   #13
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Aluminum WILL corrode. It's called aluminum oxide....notice the "oxide" part.....iron oxide is what is commonly called "rust". Although it does not corrode near as quickly as steel it will still corrode so don't think just because it's aluminum you are safe from corrosion.

Aluminum oxide is also a barrier of protection, if you lose the barrier another layer of aluminum oxide forms, loose the barrier again and the AL get thinner....if you keep removing the oxide layer eventually you will have nothing left.

Aluminum cans thrown into saltwater will completely dissolve in a very short time

Different types of Aluminum will form different levels of oxides.

True, but the CC aluminum frames in the IKE carts probably won't fall apart in our lifetimes..

My main fishing boat is a 25 year old 18' Lowe V-Hull, the hull is made from .060" thickness riveted aluminum sheet.. It's been used in saltwater exclusively, usually never gets rinsed off between trips.. In that time, it's outlived 3 trailers, two outboard motors, and numerous electrical components.. Most of the paint is worn away, and she has a few dents from tangling with the rocks on the North Jetties in Galveston, but the hull is still as watertight and sound as the day it was built.. The thinnest material in a CC frame is way thicker than the aluminum sheet my old boat is made of..

Also, based on my 20+ years experience with having a boat that is moored in saltwater year round... Most of the visible "corrosion" on an IKE CC frame is actually galvanic etching that took place when the cart was submerged with a "hot" battery pack.. The cart's chassis, being made up of dissimilar metals (alum, copper, steel) submerged in the presence of a DC power source (battery pack), effectively turned the aluminum frame into an anode to protect the other metals(like a zinc anode protects an outdrive).. The amount of etching that takes place is in direct proportion to the amount of time the cart was submerged..
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Unread 12-12-2008, 11:48 PM   #14
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True, but the CC aluminum frames in the IKE carts probably won't fall apart in our lifetimes..

My main fishing boat is a 25 year old 18' Lowe V-Hull, the hull is made from .060" thickness riveted aluminum sheet.. It's been used in saltwater exclusively, usually never gets rinsed off between trips.. In that time, it's outlived 3 trailers, two outboard motors, and numerous electrical components.. Most of the paint is worn away, and she has a few dents from tangling with the rocks on the North Jetties in Galveston, but the hull is still as watertight and sound as the day it was built.. The thinnest material in a CC frame is way thicker than the aluminum sheet my old boat is made of..

Also, based on my 20+ years experience with having a boat that is moored in saltwater year round... Most of the visible "corrosion" on an IKE CC frame is actually galvanic etching that took place when the cart was submerged with a "hot" battery pack.. The cart's chassis, being made up of dissimilar metals (alum, copper, steel) submerged in the presence of a DC power source (battery pack), effectively turned the aluminum frame into an anode to protect the other metals(like a zinc anode protects an outdrive).. The amount of etching that takes place is in direct proportion to the amount of time the cart was submerged..

I was simply pointing out the fact that CC frames will corrode.....doesn't matter if it's an IKE cart or not, that was not my point. Someone who doesn't know any better stated club car frames won't corrode when in fact they will corrode just not at a rate the same as iron.
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Unread 12-13-2008, 04:12 PM   #15
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Well since I started this I had no intentions of Starting a war of Do or don'ts Thats each ones own decision. Mine was to press on . So far things are looking about as I had expected. The wireing is shot and only good for a pattern to make a new complete harness. The Battery's still hold a 8 volt reading , this is on all six batts. I'm going to put studs in two of the post other wise i think I'm in good shape here.I pulled the motor yes there was stuff in there .I have not dissasembeled it yet, but a quick blow with the air hose and it looks a whole lot differant.We'll See! The charger plug in is toast It could be repaired but a new one is easier If I decide to use a outside charger.So far So Good . Al
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I started this Thread in early Nov Spent a week in the hospital layed low for a while ,then Thanksgiving and Christmas. But Got in about four good days Got things striped to the frame and rolling gear. I pulled the motor cleaned things, Pollished the communtater, put in a new bearing. Brush blocks brushes and all look allright. The contienuity is checking good, no shorts or opens.So I'm going to try it and see if it will still run. I had some sand inside a little rust and settedement but not bad and it cleaned up Ok. And Ya can't lose what you ain;t got ! I bought a motor from E-Bay So I got a spare ready to go if it goes south. Cleaned the F&R Switch I ordered new micro Switches but the old one check ok. So We'll see.The light switch reverse buzzer and batt capacity light are shot so I have replaced them. I have a new Wireing loom on order,But will make a new light bundel.new 4 Gauge wires for the batterys. A new Motor Controler as the small post were history. Saved the Solodoid by opening it cleaning and sealing it checks ok now. Cannot figger how to Check the OBC, but I ordered a new one from E-Bay for 50 bucks along with a working charger not for 50 bucks.Wheels bearings brakes all cleaned up well regreased cleaned and reinstalled them . So far I'm about where I expected to be, Some labor, but like I said I got a Lot more time Than Money . Hope to have a relieaqble cart when I'm Done . Yez
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Unread 12-29-2008, 10:04 AM   #17
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what fun is there in restoring a cart if it is not a Challenge.
Ike carts should be used as training tools, when you are done you will know
Many, MANY things you would not have learned otherwise.

Hang in there and be persistant , It'll happen
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Unread 12-29-2008, 10:27 AM   #18
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PS. if you have not already ordered the Club Car Maint Service manual, Do so immediartly. It will save you Many hours of time and trouble and save money in the long RUN.
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