Painting Old Enclosed Trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by ed2hess, Jan 30, 2005.

  1. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    We have a white colored enclosed metal Dolittle trailer with graphics that has got stains on it and the graphics have lost a lot of color. We want to redo the entire trailer. Has anybody had any experience with repainting these trailers? We plan to strip off the graphics and take it to a paint shop?
     
  2. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I don't think that it would be much different from re-painting a car or truck. I think taking it to a paint shop is the best bet.
     
  3. yamadooski

    yamadooski LawnSite Senior Member
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    I had a white enclosed trailer and couldnt get the white clean anymore.
    Called the trailer guy and he told me to paint it.
    I took it to Maacos and they did for 250.00 and had the gloss coat put on for another 100.00.
    That was 2 years ago and its still shiny, but this time I went with black so it looks clean all the time.
     
  4. burnandreturn

    burnandreturn LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Germany
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    Is your trailer skin steel or alu. ? Does it have any trim pop riveted on it?
     
  5. yamadooski

    yamadooski LawnSite Senior Member
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    Its aluminum, and Im not sure about pop riveted. It has screws. It also has trip which they taped up so it didnt get painted.
    It turned out nice.
    Even tree branches that rub against it doesnt scratch it.
     
  6. burnandreturn

    burnandreturn LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Germany
    Posts: 303

    Ed2hess, My question was for you, Is your trailer skin steel or alu. ? Does it have any trim pop riveted on it? What about windows or vents in the roof?
     

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