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Those that have built your own trailer. How'd you paint it?

Discussion in 'Tow & Trailer' started by Esteban86K5, Jan 23, 2004.

  1. Esteban86K5

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    Those that have built your own trailer. How\'d you paint it?

    I don't want to rattle can it so I don't have to do it every year.

    I was thinking more of a one day or something like that but I wanted to see what you guys have done. /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
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    Re: Those that have built your own trailer. How\'d you paint it?

    have it line-x'd
    then put the floor on it.
    you would never reget it. you could even do the springs as a pack as line x is flexible.
    holds it color fairly well and has a life time nation wide warrenty. it would be a bit costly, but in the long run well worth it. count on about 100 to 150lbs of material being added.
    Grant
     
  3. Esteban86K5

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    Re: Those that have built your own trailer. How\'d you paint it?

    I thought about the Herculiner stuff. Line-X or rhino liners is another option. I'll have to call and get a quote.
     
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    Re: Those that have built your own trailer. How\'d you paint it?

    I worked with guys that used industrial paint. In their case it was the black paint used on fire hydrants. It's really thick so it either needs to be brushed on or thinned before it can be sprayed.
     
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    Re: Those that have built your own trailer. How\'d you paint it?

    we used an industrial paint and brushed it on... That was 15 years or so ago. When we pull the wood off this spring I'm going to knock down the rusty spots and put a rear gate on for loading the lawn mower then I'm going use one of those 2" rollers and roll on another coat of industial/farm equipment black paint. I got a gallon for $21 at the farm supply, I painted my skid plate with it and it does pretty well and holds up to oils.
     
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    Re: Those that have built your own trailer. How\'d you paint it?

    $21 sounds like my cup of tea!!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Those that have built your own trailer. How\'d you paint it?

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    $21 sounds like my cup of tea!!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    Well I don't know how much it is here but I used black frame epoxy paint.
    This thing was unbelievable scratch proof, and looks cool. It was matt not shiny.
     
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    Re: Those that have built your own trailer. How\'d you paint it?

    Thats a good idea. I've been wanting to paint my trailor but didnt want to buy a case of spraypaint. I'll try that this spring.
     

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