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How to proctect trailer floor

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by kswaney, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. kswaney

    kswaney LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    any suggestions on how to protect the wood floor of my open landscape trailer. Ive heard of using thompson water seal, herculiner, non-skid paint from lowes...anyone used any of these, results? thanks
     
  2. NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC

    NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,271

    I've heard of people going to Line-X or Rhino-Lining, or a place similar that does spray in bed liners, they can spray just about anything.
     
  3. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,335

    Dont use a tractor and box blade to drag dirt or rock off of it. I've found...I mean, I've heard that's hard on things.:hammerhead::laugh:
     
  4. muddstopper

    muddstopper LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,341

    :laugh::laugh::laugh: I left my cutter wheel running on my stumpgrinder one time and it scratched the wood a little bit. Not sure if linex would have helped prevent that or not.......:nono::nono::nono::hammerhead::hammerhead::hammerhead:
     
  5. NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC

    NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,271

    Oh, I thought he was asking for ways to protect the wood floor from deterioration, not damage from idiotic mistakes!:hammerhead:
     
  6. pclawncare

    pclawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 991

    muddstopper im thinking linex wouldnt have helped you much on that one :rolleyes: :hammerhead: I orderd my trailer with a treated floor but from the day i got it every year i put some deck sealer stuff. I went to the local lowes and asked for the best stuff to protect against wear and uv and a guy pointed me toward some stuff. Its not clear like a stain its almost like a paint but you can see the wood through it when it dries. Every year i power wash the trailer and put a new coat on it. The floor looks as good as new and probably has 6 or 7 coats thick on it now. I can get the name off the can in the shop if you want it.
     
  7. LawnTamer

    LawnTamer LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,986

    Herculiner is junk, don't waste your time or money. I used a garage floor paint. I put down 1 coat, let it dry. Put on a second coat, then while that was wet, I scattered sand lightly over the deck, let it dry, swept it off, then did a 3rd coat. I just did it last winter, but so far, it has held up great, and is not slippery when wet.
     
  8. seabee1

    seabee1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 239

    i just soaked mine down with thompson's an clean and reapply in about two year's if you soaked it good !:usflag:
     
  9. qualitylawnpro

    qualitylawnpro LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 547

    Ive heard of people spraying them down with diesel fuel.
     
  10. CrystalCreek

    CrystalCreek LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,752

    That is what I do. A $10 dollar pump sprayer and a gallon goes a long way. I spray the deck and the underside twice a year. Diesel protects things and keeps metal from rusting. Think of it like Flud flim on steroides. I also spray all the trucks undersides down just before the winter and after an underside washing. Some trucks are 5 years old, used in winter snow removal, and show NO RUST!!!
     

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