First time for me....... I was stripping the frame on my Black Lightning project and inspecting parts like I always do. Everything had been removed except the FD braze on mount and cranks/BB. I found out I have a stuck stem, but that's another story. I removed the FD braze on mount and noticed a little drop of water form in each hole in the down tube. I spun the frame upside down expecting a little trickle of water to come out of the seat tube. My jaw dropped as 2-3 cups of water gushed out on my shop floor! The was a trickle running out of the stem that lasted long enough for me to figure out how to take pic with my phone! I proceeded to slowly revolve the frame until all the water escaped. Looks a new BB cartridge and black stem in addition to all the consumables.
I'm assuming that total immersion for an unknown length of time, should not affect the aluminum......correct?