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Old 12-27-2008, 10:30 AM
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How to proctect trailer floor

any suggestions on how to protect the wood floor of my open landscape trailer. Ive heard of using thompson water seal, herculiner, non-skid paint from lowes...anyone used any of these, results? thanks
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Old 12-27-2008, 11:52 AM
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I've heard of people going to Line-X or Rhino-Lining, or a place similar that does spray in bed liners, they can spray just about anything.
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Old 12-27-2008, 11:57 AM
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Dont use a tractor and box blade to drag dirt or rock off of it. I've found...I mean, I've heard that's hard on things.
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Old 12-27-2008, 01:10 PM
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Dont use a tractor and box blade to drag dirt or rock off of it. I've found...I mean, I've heard that's hard on things.
I left my cutter wheel running on my stumpgrinder one time and it scratched the wood a little bit. Not sure if linex would have helped prevent that or not.......
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Old 12-27-2008, 01:15 PM
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I left my cutter wheel running on my stumpgrinder one time and it scratched the wood a little bit. Not sure if linex would have helped prevent that or not.......
Oh, I thought he was asking for ways to protect the wood floor from deterioration, not damage from idiotic mistakes!
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Old 12-27-2008, 01:16 PM
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muddstopper im thinking linex wouldnt have helped you much on that one I orderd my trailer with a treated floor but from the day i got it every year i put some deck sealer stuff. I went to the local lowes and asked for the best stuff to protect against wear and uv and a guy pointed me toward some stuff. Its not clear like a stain its almost like a paint but you can see the wood through it when it dries. Every year i power wash the trailer and put a new coat on it. The floor looks as good as new and probably has 6 or 7 coats thick on it now. I can get the name off the can in the shop if you want it.
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Old 12-27-2008, 01:49 PM
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Herculiner is junk, don't waste your time or money. I used a garage floor paint. I put down 1 coat, let it dry. Put on a second coat, then while that was wet, I scattered sand lightly over the deck, let it dry, swept it off, then did a 3rd coat. I just did it last winter, but so far, it has held up great, and is not slippery when wet.
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Old 12-27-2008, 01:57 PM
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wood floor

i just soaked mine down with thompson's an clean and reapply in about two year's if you soaked it good !
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Old 12-27-2008, 03:43 PM
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Ive heard of people spraying them down with diesel fuel.
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Old 12-27-2008, 04:27 PM
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Ive heard of people spraying them down with diesel fuel.
That is what I do. A $10 dollar pump sprayer and a gallon goes a long way. I spray the deck and the underside twice a year. Diesel protects things and keeps metal from rusting. Think of it like Flud flim on steroides. I also spray all the trucks undersides down just before the winter and after an underside washing. Some trucks are 5 years old, used in winter snow removal, and show NO RUST!!!
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