trailer painting??

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by meets1, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    I had a custom built 5th wheel trailer made last summer and it never was painted as i opted to do it ourselves -- well summer came, fall came and still no paint. Now winter is about gone I need to get this done.

    What are my options. Case's of spray paint? Borrow/rent a spray can like the boby shops use? Rhino line the trailer with kits from auto parts store?

    Planning on taking all the boards off, sand blasting or at least sand trailer. Very little rust but I assume this should still be done.

    Then what about paint? Primer, 1 coat or 2 coats??
     
  2. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
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    u have a compressor?
     
  3. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    I have anything and about everything at my shop.
     
  4. iowa

    iowa LawnSite Senior Member
    from NW IA
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    Jeff, you can easily do it with a spray can with your compressor. We have done it that way on a few of my trailers. I would recommend trying to find someone else's shop or doing it outside, the overspray will get on anything and everything.
     
  5. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
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    spray can? Go to tractor supply and they have equipment paint and buy a gravity feed gun. Run your air down to about 40lbs. As long as you dont have flakey rust you should be fine. You can also brush the paint on.
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2010
  6. iowa

    iowa LawnSite Senior Member
    from NW IA
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    That is what I was referring to.

     
  7. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    So what ya saying - get rid of rust - do or don't sand blast? Sand out rust or just wire brush it with grinder, prime and paint?? Will do in the shop - we've built a decent paint booth for such projects - alot of plastic on walls, draped over a few cables we place from end to end and seal off and paint. Floor heat so no forced air or dust.
     

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