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    galvanised trailer-paint or leave as is???

    ive got a ten month old ski trailer in as new condition and was thinking on having her powdercoated.
    its not needing it more just to add my own touch.
    but am wary incase the salt dulls the paint and causes it to flake etc.
    whats you guys take on this?and any pics of trailers powdercoated?


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    Quote Originally Posted by baba850r View Post
    ive got a ten month old ski trailer in as new condition and was thinking on having her powdercoated.
    its not needing it more just to add my own touch.
    but am wary incase the salt dulls the paint and causes it to flake etc.
    whats you guys take on this?and any pics of trailers powdercoated?
    There is this thread in the Trailer section.

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    i looked and looked but couldnt see anything in trailer section.must have looked to hard.thanks

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    Here's the link that K447 linked:

    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/show...aint+galvanize

    ... Ron

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    no i saw it on the link i meant i couldnt see it earlier.

    still unsure as it was a guy with a rattle can and he said himself that it isnt pretty.
    i know if its sandblasted the galvanising is off but i doubt the powdercoating will give as good a protection.

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    Painted galv looks like crap.

    Sure galv is not all that pretty, but the beauty is in the function.

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    Galvanized stuff will last up to 1 1/2 times longer if painted. If were making this choice, I would paint it with a light color Rustoleum. I use the stuff that comes in a quart can for spraying, just reduce it a little and strain it. here's a link to everything you ever wanted to know about galvanizing, first link is directly to the part about painting.

    http://www.metalplate.com/galvanizing/paint.htm

    http://www.metalplate.com/galvanizing/ti.htm

    http://www.metalplate.com/galvanizing/TIS3.HTM

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    so it could add life to the trailer then?
    im just unsure as to whether or not it will flake off the galv trailer.

    its a professional factory that would be doing it and it would be powdercoated bright orange and then oven baked.

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    Even though it might work I don't think I would try to powdercoat over galvanized, regular rust paint is what I would do.

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    I'd say just leave it, if it's in good condition.

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