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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,


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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>
 

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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>
 

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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">


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