Thread: Painting a Trailer ???
01-05-2009, 03:55 PM #1
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Painting a Trailer ???
White trailer is scratched up..like to paint it black..could I just take it
to an auto painter or should I get it powdercoated(not sure exactly what
that is)...and about how much should it cost..ok..thanks..
01-05-2009, 04:14 PM #2
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powder coating has to be baked so not a good choice for a redo!
01-05-2009, 04:55 PM #3
I would look at something like Rhino lining, Line-X or a do it yourself http://www.herculiner.com/ The nice thing about these products is that you can stand anywhere on the trailer and you will not slip off it like a painted one when it is wet.
01-05-2009, 07:24 PM #4
Trailer and impliment paint from tsc works well. I have used it on 2 trailers. If you thin it down it can be sprayed or brushed strait from the can.
01-06-2009, 03:55 PM #5
01-07-2009, 12:42 PM #6
Well if you are worried about the white paint showing through, most PowderCoating shops also sandblast, so that problem is solved.
PowderCoating is when they put a negative charge through the trailer (object being painted) and put a positive charge through the paint (or vise versa) so it is evenly contributed on the trailer.
This does have to be baked on, so it cures (obviously).
This can be costly (ALL DEPENDING ON WHO YOU GO TO) as it does take some time.
PowderCoating is a good idea as it is thicker than most paints, thus harder to scratch.
A+ on the rhino lining, thats a great idea...but how much?
if you dont want to go with rhino lining ther is always grit tape strips and whatnot to keep you from slipping.
01-07-2009, 01:11 PM #7
01-07-2009, 04:00 PM #8
Powder coating is thicker and more durable than paint, but if you ever chip or scratch it you cant touch it up the same as paint.
I kinda like the Rhino liner idea. Making the whole trailer slip proof is a great idea. Ive busted my shins way to many times.
Here is a thread I posted about painting my trailer. I just sanded it down and used automotive type paint. Sorry but several of the pictures have been deleted from photobucket.
01-08-2009, 02:20 PM #9
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01-08-2009, 04:59 PM #10
paint over it in white
and if it gets scratched u wont notice cuz white will show
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