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Field King
03-21-2009, 09:22 PM
I just bought my first trailer, a used 6 x 12 single axle, 5 years old, paint is a little faded and a few rust spots, I do not have an air compressor, has anyone done they're own trailer painting, I am looking for how to tips? Thanx.

Bigred350
03-21-2009, 09:24 PM
several cans of rustoleum will do the trick :dancing:

Mowingman
03-21-2009, 09:32 PM
I have painted several of my trailers. I always use Rustoleum or Ace Hardware "Rust Stop" paint, in spray cans. Be sure you get one of those plastic trigger attachments, as your finger will be worn out after spraying about 3 cans.

deere615
03-21-2009, 09:34 PM
I am painting my dump trailer tomorrow. Black rustoleum. I probably roll it on

Field King
03-21-2009, 09:35 PM
This is probably a dumb question, but did u guys sand down the rusty spots before spraying the rustoleum?

Cuttinitclose
03-21-2009, 10:01 PM
Yes sand it down or you will be at square one in a couple months or less.

deere615
03-21-2009, 10:03 PM
I wire wheeled everything and put a coat of rusty metal primer on first.

pondfishr
03-22-2009, 12:03 PM
Get Sherwin Williams Industrial Enamal Paint. Just had my mid 90's Cronkhite trailer sprayed and it looks brand new.

Lakewlc
03-22-2009, 01:02 PM
I wire wheeled everything and put a coat of rusty metal primer on first.

im in the middle of doing a 6.5x12 landscape and i did exactly that.

Nozzleman
03-22-2009, 08:17 PM
I did mine last spring. I used a wire cup brush on my Milwaukee grinder and hit all the rust spots. About five cans of rustoleum black and the trailer looked new. However, it's starting to rust again (outside winter storage).

sslopok
03-22-2009, 09:41 PM
I really like the rustoleum hammer paint. I painted an old steel basketball hoop pole with it and it has held up great for 9 years. It is real tough paint.

deere615
03-22-2009, 09:44 PM
I did mine last spring. I used a wire cup brush on my Milwaukee grinder and hit all the rust spots. About five cans of rustoleum black and the trailer looked new. However, it's starting to rust again (outside winter storage).

yeah outside storage is bad the dump trailer I brought is basically new but it was stored outside so the bed was real rusty and paint around the edges was bubbling and pealing a bit

Matlock Lawncare
03-23-2009, 11:23 PM
Just got done painting one of my trailers this past weekend. I have always used Rustoleum XO Rust. This stuff is bullet proof. Just wire wheel the rusty spots and this stuff has its own primer already in it. Trust me this stuff works great ive been using it for years.

bobbyr
03-25-2009, 09:07 AM
i would look around and talk with your sandblasters in your area a trailer that size would not cost very much to have blasted and painted with industrial primer and paint and you would get a lot of years out of the paint job again

FIRESCOOBY
03-25-2009, 10:43 AM
Plan on doing it myself this year, when time allows.

I picked up a 7X18 equipment trailer for a deal, just needs paint and has some surface rust.

A buddy has a farm and full shop. Gonna use his sandblaster to sandblast it, and he's gonna paint it. Gonna use TSC trailer paint.

bobbyr
03-25-2009, 11:04 AM
your tsc has really good industrial paint that will hold up good for you

Brett's Cutting Edge
03-25-2009, 12:43 PM
Ive painted many. Roll it then spray it and if your really in the mood put some clear coat rustoleum and you will have a good lookin trailer.

Brett's Cutting Edge
03-25-2009, 12:44 PM
I forgot POR-15 is about the best paint you can get and it will hold up really well. its about as close to powder coating as you can get.

T-Trim
03-25-2009, 08:45 PM
If you have a dealer by that carrys big rig paint. That stuff is gold in our book. If you have a TruckPro and a account you can buy it. We have been doing business with them for years. That's what we get to do touch up work or parts replacement with. Works well with dayton rims on the 5 tons too.