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trailer paint

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by grassman21, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. grassman21

    grassman21 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    wanting to touch up paint on a grey 12 foot h&h trailer where it had been chipped off and now has formed rust, any suggestions as to how i would go about doing this?

  2. br549oicu8

    br549oicu8 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,230

    Matching the paint will be a tough one!
  3. atv220chris

    atv220chris LawnSite Member
    Messages: 118

    just get some spray paint cans and sand down the whole thing and just re paint it don't sand it down to the bare metal just sand it i am going to use a spray on bed liner on my trailer so i never have to worry about this stuff again :weightlifter:
  4. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,707

    I am re-painting my 2 year old carry on trailer, like 3 cans worth of tractor spray paint makes it look dam good.
  5. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    I'm needing to re-paint mine as well... It's a little bigger though, 20 footer! It has about 6 or so layers of paint on it already... Some of it is flaking off, and sanding won't do a thing to help that. I can pressure wash it and get some of it off, but it still looks like ass after I paint it... I need to call around and find out what it will cost to just have it sand (or media) blasted. Not 100% everything, but just the topside.

    I just can't decide what color to paint it! Black is sooo hot in the summer, but it matches the truck bed.
  6. man of stihl

    man of stihl LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 307

    mine are up on stands right now. in the process of repainting the metal and restaining the wood. got the metal all stripped down. flap wheel and wire wheel does the trick. just takes time. cleaned, pressure washed and sanded the wood with 40, 80, 150 grit paper. just finished up the trailers tonite. just gotta repaint the gates, racks, and boxes now. and gota throw the stain/waterproofing on the wood..

    oh ya i used rustoleum professional safety red paint, gloss black, and aluminum. its all rolled or brushed because it goes on alot thicker than spray. they have 3 coats on them. the stain is olympic deck stain with waterproofer.. its a semi-transparent redwood naturaltone.. its looks damn good:weightlifter:
  7. atv220chris

    atv220chris LawnSite Member
    Messages: 118

    am i the only one that is going to use herculiner i am surpised it is good stuff and gas dose not take it off
  8. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    I think the problem with bed liner stuff is that the sufaces need an insane amount of prep work prior to application. All the small tight corners on most trailers would make that a real PITA... Plus, unless you have it professionally done, like rino, or linex, they usually end up peeling off, and aren't much more than paint with some sand in it.

    Man of Stihl: I'll tell you what, you must be a very meticilous person! There's no way I have the patientce to even think about trying to totally strip down my trailer myself! Let along giving it 3 coats of paint with a brush, and then sanding and finishing the wood deck! That's insane! I'm sure it will be awesome when you are done... But I usually use a air sprayer on the end of a hose, and everything gets turned the same color, wood and all, lol!
  9. GravelyGuy

    GravelyGuy LawnSite Silver Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 2,548

    If you have a good size air compressor you can do it your self. I sandblasted my old 7x10 trailer down to almost bare metal before I repainted it. My sandblaster was like $10.
  10. atv220chris

    atv220chris LawnSite Member
    Messages: 118

    ya it is a pain if you roll it on but i have a sprayer from harbor fraght for like 20 bucks and it worked good and i just blasted it with a sand blaster and that then mixed some sand with my gravle drive way but what the hell i dont care

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