Dump Trailer Paint Peeling off After 8 Months- Normal?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by recycledsole, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
    Messages: 3,274

    Hey guys, bought a brand new Bri-Mar dump trailer in January. In September I noticed the paint of the trailer floor was starting to peel off. I am wondering if this is normal, or if this is bad quality?
    I notice they offer 'zinc primer' and 'galvanized finish' options on their website, I am guessing that is so this doesn't happen.
    Is there anything I can do to protect the trailer floor?
    I have not used it everyday. I have hauled dirt, gravel, brush, mowers, 1 mini excavator, and twice a mini skid steer
    thanks guys

  2. kawakx125

    kawakx125 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    you can't expect paint to last too long hauling and dumping gravel especially
  3. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
    Messages: 3,274

    Ok thanks. I do not do much stonework I would say maximum I hauled gravel, stonedust, and riverrock approximately 20 times.
    Would the zinc primer or galvanized finish be worth it? What kind of maintenance do you do to prevent rust? Repaint at the end of every season?
  4. GQLL

    GQLL LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 846

    That is normal it doesn't mater what you haul brush grass leaves it all abrasive. And will wear the paint. We repaint every winter
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  5. 4slservices

    4slservices LawnSite Member
    Messages: 46

    What type of paint do you paint it with. Same thing is happening to my brand-new Bri-mar.
    I know it would initially be expensive but has anybody put a rhino liner or something similar in a dumping trailer? Do you think that it would make it more difficult to dump things?
  6. GQLL

    GQLL LawnSite Senior Member
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    We use por 15 and rhino or Linex will cause the material to stick and be harder to get material out.
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  7. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,542

    That's totally normal. Don't spend a bunch of money or time worrying about paint on your trailer floor. Your goal should be to keep the rust to a minimum. Keeping the trailer in the up position when it's parked to keep the rainwater from sitting in there help's a lot.
  8. fllee

    fllee LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    Tractor Supply sells oil based equipment paint by the gal. cheap. Once in a while if nothing else just dump some and role the floor. We sand blast and paint trailers and it holds up as well as anything else due to how they are used. Some trailers are powder coated and they are really hard to clean. Very few powder coaters clean the product well enough before they are coated and they are a pain to deal with....
  9. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
    Messages: 3,274

    thanks for everything guys I appreciate your help so much
  10. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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