Trailer stripping/painting

Discussion in 'Boats, Blinds, and Motors' started by BFG, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. BFG

    BFG Well-Known Member

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    Guys,

    Just picked up a duck rig and the trailer needs some work. Surface rust has marred the paint job....and I'm planning on re-doing the entire trailer. Since I do not own, nor know of anyone that owns, a sandblaster.....what method would be best for rust/paint removal?

    I'm assuming a really good primer coat and then a couple finish coats will be necessary as well. Let me know your thoughts on what type of paint/primer will get the job done. While I'm at it, would it be prudent to remove the old wiring harness and replace as well?

    Thanks in advance,


    BFG
     
  2. duxsrus

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    <P>I completely re-did the trailer on my last boat.&nbsp; I used a hand grinder, a wire brush for the tight spots and good ole elbow grease with some sand paper for the really hard to reach areas.&nbsp; For primer and paint I used Rustoleum brush on stuff.&nbsp; I used their Rusty metal primer and gloss paint.&nbsp; It's pretty inexpensive and has held up well.&nbsp; Also, I would definately replace the wiring harness.&nbsp; </P>
     

  3. jeffk

    jeffk New Member

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">If you have acess to a pressure washer 2000-3000# pressure with a rotary tip it will work about as well as sandblasting. We do metal buildings and metal roofs all the time that way.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Use a good primer for metal and at least one coat of finish paint if spraying or two if brushing. Flat to hold down the shine or semigloss enamel&nbsp; as suggested if not worried about the shine.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Let me know if you have any further questions.</P>
     
  4. BFG

    BFG Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys....neighbor just bought a big pressure washer....

    Much appreciated! <img src="/images/boards/smilies/thumb.gif" border="0" align="absmiddle">


    BFG