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New Trailer Treatment

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by bushvelt, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. bushvelt

    bushvelt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    Hi Guys,
    Just did a search of trailer bed treatment & didn't find any comments in the first 4 pages. I just bought a new 82.5"X16' open trailer & am wondering if anyone does a treatment of the wolminized decking & what did you use? I know that the treated lumber is pretty tough but every used trailer I looked @ had the wood beds starting to rot.
    Also, has anyone ever used contractor tool boxes as the storage box on their trailers? (i.e. Greenlee/ Ridgid). Waterproof, lockable, 2 bolts in the rail & roll it off.
  2. firecapt13

    firecapt13 LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Messages: 96

    try a do it yourself bedliner kit. i used the herculiner brand with great results. they have other off brands but i would go with herculiner
  3. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,852

    When I bought my trailer 3 years ago, the guy at the dealer said to use thomson's water seal. He said coat the top, but not the bottom, so it can 'breath'. He said if i did that it would "last forever". Have not tried it though.
  4. Shawns Lawns

    Shawns Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 638

    I heard the same thing. And as well i have not tried it.
  5. FordManKubotaDreamer

    FordManKubotaDreamer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 90

    I have a sixteen foot trailer that I used deck stain on. It lasts about two year before it starts to wear off.
    p.s. I used the kind that has extra sealant in it.
  6. ronniez71

    ronniez71 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 68

    Do u have a tractor supply store near u? They got some tractor and trailer paint that works great!! I did mine the other day in my buddies heated garage its for metal and wood $22gallon

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