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Dump insert Question

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by mowerman41, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. mowerman41

    mowerman41 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 262

    I have a 9' dump insert in my 2003 F-250. The insert has surface rust on it, I figure that I am going to sand/grind the rust off the best that I can. Do you suppose that I use something like Rustoleum Paint or go with something else. Thanks.......
     
  2. DLAWNS

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,778

    I have the same problem. Last winter, I just lightly sanded it and spray painted it, but it happened again. I would also be interested to hear if there are any other options that might last longer.
     
  3. stroker51

    stroker51 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 819

    I'm getting ready to sandblast and paint the dump box on my 1 ton. If you can get a sandblaster, take it to bare metal, then 2 coats of prime and paint. If you can get some Case IH, or I guess CNH paint now, use that, it holds up really well, the company I used to work for does that about every three years to his flatbed dumps and trailer, and they look great. One of the trucks carries a salter all winter and that once every three year paint job keeps the bed lookin awesome.
     
  4. CLARK LAWN

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,526

    quick hint, before you start to sand the bed down go get a load of 57 and drive around with it, it will take a lot of the loose stuff off, then power wash then wire wheel then paint. you will probably have to do this every year they just seem to take a beating.
     
  5. Jusmowin

    Jusmowin LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 727

    How about rino linning it after you sand it down and prime it?
     
  6. terribentti

    terribentti LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    check out the web-site, their dump bed is poly and has no maintenance issues. www.dump-pro.com
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2009

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