New trailer paint....wtf

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by RedSox4Life, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. RedSox4Life

    RedSox4Life LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
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    I bought a new dump trailer last June. I went to spray everything underneath today with fluid film.

    I know its been showing a little rust here and there, but today I really start looking and I cant believe how much surface rust has already started.

    The leaf springs, axles, crossmembers, wherever the dump bin meeta the frame, the ramps (stores underneath the bin), even on the front of the trailer directly behind the rear truck wheels.

    And this is after less than a year having it. And really, I would generally only use the thing one day per week, save the fall season when it gets used every day for leaves.

    But I couldnt believe it, Im now thinking I should paint it all before spraying the FF. Is it really that hard for trailer manufacturers to use some decent paint?
     
  2. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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    Stone chips the paint. Not that big of a deal.
     
  3. DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING

    DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Use some hammerite on it before you spray it with ff. Good luck.
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  4. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
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    Man, i sure am glad i don't live in a road salt area.
     
  5. Dano50

    Dano50 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Fluid Film will actually work better on bare metal than on a painted surface. It gives it something to really soak into.
     
  6. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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  7. RedSox4Life

    RedSox4Life LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
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    Im glad to hear that. This is what I ended up doing. Will be interesting to see what it looks like next year.
     

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