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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..


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    powder coating has to be baked so not a good choice for a redo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by STAX68 View Post
    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..

    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STAX68 View Post
    White trailer is scratched up..like to paint it black...
    What do you think it's going to look like when that black gets scratched and the white shows through....

    Option: sell it and get a galvanized or aluminum trailer.

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    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.

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    This is a DIY product for in the $100+ range http://www.herculiner.com/

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    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.

    http://www.pwctoday.com/showthread.php?t=171387

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    POR-15 tough as nails help stop rusting out as well.

    http://www.por15.com/prodinfo.asp?grp=1&dept=1

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    paint over it in white
    and if it gets scratched u wont notice cuz white will show

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