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Removing trailer paint

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by charmill26, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. charmill26

    charmill26 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 369

    Im repainting my trailer and was wondering if anyone had any tips on getting off the old paint. I dont expect it to be easy but im using a grinder type thing and it is taking quite a while. thanks
  2. man of stihl

    man of stihl LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 307

    i used a grinder with a flap wheel. and a grinder with a wire wheel on it. takes a while but it gets the job done. you could always sand blast it
  3. GravelyGuy

    GravelyGuy LawnSite Silver Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 2,517

  4. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,812

    Sand blasting would be a good start:drinkup:
  5. charmill26

    charmill26 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 369

    yeah the sand blaster sounded like the best bet but i have one question. Where do you get dry sand from? i know this sounds stupid but i have a blaster but the sand it always too wet to use it. and it never seems to dry
  6. GravelyNut

    GravelyNut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,594

    Sand blast sand that is wet may not be the right type of sand for the job. Silica sand is what you want and it drys out even if it has been rained on. Wear a resperator when using it. Or if it is a steel trailer, use slag.
  7. zappalawn

    zappalawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 30

    i just use play sand works good. little parts i use glass beads
  8. GravelyGuy

    GravelyGuy LawnSite Silver Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 2,517

    Regular sand does not work like the silica stuff. I got mine form a local farm store. Use your blaster over a tarp and you can reuse the stuff.
  9. Swampy

    Swampy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,435

    Most quarry's would carry it, well at least here they do.
  10. atv220chris

    atv220chris LawnSite Member
    Posts: 118

    i have used a sanding wheel on the end of a drill it works better than a grinder and only takes off the paint

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