05-01-2009, 08:47 AM #1
Advice on painting a Trailer? (Pics)
Hey guys, I spent last fall and this winter restoring my ski. Now I've got this ugly Shorelander trailer starting to rust that's begging me to be painted Black. I have zero painting experience outside painting the walls around the house lol. So basically I"m looking for any advice from your experiences here.
My plan was to take a wire cup and hit all the rust spots (Can I leave the non rusty painted surfaces alone?). Then brush on some sort of Rustolium Primer over the whole trailer. Finally brushing on a couple coats of Glossy Black Rustolium. Am I missing anything here? Thanks a TON for any help or advice on products, techniques, etc.
05-01-2009, 11:29 AM #2
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05-01-2009, 01:56 PM #3
You could just paint over the trailer and rust with some POR-15
Then over that apply their Blackcote for a glossy finish
I am doing my galvanized trailer over and just applying the Blackcote over the galvanized as per instructions form POR-15
If the weather ever cooperates around here I will update my trailer re-do thread with some progress pics. F'n rain about every weekend...that or 98 degrees!
05-01-2009, 02:50 PM #4
05-01-2009, 02:57 PM #5
Thinking of doing the same to my white rusty trailer. Would like to keep it inexpensive as well..
05-01-2009, 03:53 PM #6
I bought 2 qts of the Blackcote. I was told it should be plenty to do my double.
After I stripped it all down, I don't see why not. There is not much left after I removed everything. No fenders to be painted as I am installing new diamond plate ones.
I have the tongue, two side rails, two cross bars, rear bar where the lights are, and two winch bars.
If you have a single, I think a qt of each should do it. That will still be under $100 IIRC.
Just throwing out some ideas. Good luck with it and please post pics along the way.
05-01-2009, 04:04 PM #7
05-01-2009, 04:17 PM #8
PVC stands are fun!
I built one for the water some years ago and still use it.
For the bottom tube, the ones that lay on the ground, I capped off one end, filled it with sand, and then capped off the other end.
For the uprights, I drilled some holes in them, top and bottom. Small enough not to weaken it, but large enough to allow water in.
This was done so that it won't float away.
The whole thing breaks down, bottom, and other pcs just slide together. Comes apart in seconds.
Maybe I should post some pics with instructions, and materials list, on how to make these.
05-02-2009, 02:14 PM #9
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