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Old 07-28-2003, 10:52 PM
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The ole trailer is starting to show her age a little. Starting to see a lot of surface rust on her. I can either redo it or buy a new one. Buying a new isn't really on option for me right now, nor do I seeing it being an option in the near future.

I can either repaint the trailer, or possibly powder coat it. Has anyone done this? How well do you think it will hold up? (fresh water only) From the looks of what I've been quoted, it seems to be REALLY cost affective compared to painting.

What do ya guys think? Good or bad in your opinion?

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I powdercoated one of my custom race boat trailers a few years ago, but it was new and all we did was dissamble it, and sandblast the welds. It lasted well for a few years, but the sharp edges didn't hold the paint well, the rest of the trailer did very well. I wouldn't put the time and effort in an old, cancer filled trailer. Save your $ and get a new Xtreme...
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I can easily cost justify this if I can get another five years out of her.

He wants around $300 to coat my 30' trailer. I thought that was pretty good IMO.

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I was thinking about Rhino Lining my trailer, any thoughts on this.


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I was thinking about having my Grandma make me some burlap underwear...........
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I can easily cost justify this if I can get another five years out of her.

He wants around $300 to coat my 30' trailer. I thought that was pretty good IMO.

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thats a deal and half but you may want to tell him to use the zinc rich primer
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We've put the roll on bed liner stuff on a few different trailers with real good success. One of my open deck car trailers sits outside and it's been coated for a few years, and is still in great shape.
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Does that $300 include the blasting? For powdercoating to grab, the trailer must be blasted to a near white metal condition. Pretty tough and time consuming.
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