Refurbishing older trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by 93Chevy, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thanks Dano!!

    I used a whole can of fluid film on it too!
     
  2. AkRowdyA78

    AkRowdyA78 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hey the trailer turned out great! Did you spray the trailer yourself and what kind of paint did you use? Thanks and again, nice job!
     
  3. 93Chevy

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    Thanks guy! I used XO Rust red metal primer and XO Rust glass black enamel. I brushed and rolled the paint on, I didn't spray. I did use spray cans for the expanded metal, but that's it. Hope that helped.
     
  4. MikeKle

    MikeKle LawnSite Platinum Member
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    You almost have to spray the expanded metal, it is a nightmare to try to brush it on!
     
  5. 93Chevy

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    Yeah, it could be rolled, I think, but not very efficiently.
     
  6. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
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    when I painted my dump trailer I think I rolled with alot of paint on the roller then sprayed anything I missed
     
  7. 93Chevy

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    Yeah, that's the best way to get it.
     
  8. topsites

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    Just out of curiosity, roughly speaking and if you don't mind telling...
    How much did that set you back?

    Just trying to figure something out :p
     
  9. 93Chevy

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    The trailer was $500, but regardless,

    The decking, electrical, paint, and grinder wheels cost me between $400 and $500.

    Plus, I nailed about $500 right after I bought the trailer to get ready for inspection, which included some suspension and axle components.

    Basically, altogether, it was easily under $2000, closer to $1500
     

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