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Old 03-09-2010, 01:45 AM
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God, those pics bring back nightmares for me when I did all that to a trailer, I swear I had that nasty rust/metal taste in my mouth for a week after! I see you choose red, You may not like that color in time? I too thought a red trailer would e cool, but ended up hating it a week later, but not sure why? Looks like you did a good job though.
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Old 03-09-2010, 01:54 AM
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you know what you should lay the boards and stain them with some kind of heavy duty fence stain ive always wondered how that would look or hold up
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Old 03-09-2010, 08:31 PM
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that almost just looks like a rusty metal primer not the actual paint
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trailer looks great, maybe its the pic but the front axle looks a little bent, may wanna double check that just to be safe. keep the pics comming
Yeah, they're supposed to be bent to handle the weight better.

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looking good so far, not sure what kinda axles his has but some are made like that to take the wieght I know mine on my dump trailer is
Yeah, that's why they're bent.

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God, those pics bring back nightmares for me when I did all that to a trailer, I swear I had that nasty rust/metal taste in my mouth for a week after! I see you choose red, You may not like that color in time? I too thought a red trailer would e cool, but ended up hating it a week later, but not sure why? Looks like you did a good job though.
It's just the primer in that pic. It'll be gloss black when it's all said and done.

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that almost just looks like a rusty metal primer not the actual paint
That's because it is rusty metal primer. Good eye. It'll be black before the week's out if I can only get the time in to paint it between work.
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Yep same way I painted my dump trailer. I am not getting nothing done this week due to jury duty... ugghh
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Oh, that sucks man. I don't think I'd mind actually sitting on a jury, but that would be a terrible waste of time.

Hopefully I'll be able to get a coat of black on tomorrow, or at least most of it. I'll only have a couple hours in the morning before I have to be at work.
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Old 03-09-2010, 10:39 PM
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God, those pics bring back nightmares for me when I did all that to a trailer, I swear I had that nasty rust/metal taste in my mouth for a week after! I see you choose red, You may not like that color in time? I too thought a red trailer would e cool, but ended up hating it a week later, but not sure why? Looks like you did a good job though.
I know man, I'm finding red paint dust everywhere I turn. All over my clothers, boots, face, ears...I even wore a mask and I can still taste it. Terrible. I'm NEVER doing this again unless somebody pays me a lot for it...I would have enjoyed it more had I gotten paid, but I will have a huge sense of satisfaction when I'm all said and done.
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Old 03-09-2010, 11:22 PM
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LOL. You wanted to save the coin my friend.

At my full time job thats why we rotate trailers into winter work, after a few years the salt's get to them and we sell them. At that time they are just about wore out, but will run a few more years, and update. Right now its the skid loader trailer. We do this with all the trailers except the 32ft'er, its expensive plus its a pain to pull in the winter.

It looks good. But if you didn't like the taste you should have just sand blasted it. I found a guy that is blasting my flat bed for 150 includeing primer, as long as I supply the primer and remove the boards. 150 includes the frame rails, topside and underside of the bed (need new clamps) and tool box.
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Old 03-09-2010, 11:26 PM
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Yeah, you're right, it would have been easier to have had it sandblasted and I wouldn't have burned out my angle grinder. Lesson learned.
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Looking real good! Every time you see if it will be worth it, especially behind your truck!!!
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