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Old 06-16-2008, 11:55 AM
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Has anyone repainted a trailer? If so how did you go about it or who did you have do it? Cost?

I have a 2004 25' Nordic Rage factory trailer that is stored out doors (w/o boat) in Missouri. The paint is literally falling off the metal in spots do to rust where there is zero breach of the paint film integrity. Anywhere there are nicks/chips in the paint that is rusting profusely as well. I have had other boat trailers with epoxy and with Imron paint and they held up very well in similar environment. The paint itself on the Nordic trailer seems to be porous and allowing mositure to migrate through it. I imagine I will have to strip the paint, sand blast the rust and then prepaint. I need all the help/guidance I can get on how best to do this.
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Sandblast, then use either POR15 or Chassis Saver to seal the metal. Overcoat with Rustoleum 9100 Epoxy or Imron.
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Old 06-16-2008, 02:21 PM
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Sandblast, then use either POR15 or Chassis Saver to seal the metal. Overcoat with Rustoleum 9100 Epoxy or Imron.
Ditto... I just painted my trailer. I didnt sanblast but realized shortly after i started that I should have. Then primedand sanded. Then used a good sealer, then Imron paint. It looks great.
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Ditto... I just painted my trailer. I didnt sanblast but realized shortly after i started that I should have. Then primedand sanded. Then used a good sealer, then Imron paint. It looks great.
You are so talented!
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On Imron especially but with any of the catalized epoxies and polyesters... You have to be really careful when painting with them. They have a high level of cyanoacrylates in them. This stuff is really bad for your lungs, liver & central nervous system. A percentage of users will contract an irreversible form of asthma from even a single exposure. Cartridge-type respirators will not work with it. You might as well use a dust mask- it'll do the same thing.

They also take quite a long time to dry- unless you use the accelerator. Dupont's accelerator is only available in quarts which is about enough to accelerate 100 gallons of paint. It's VERY expensive. The 9100 accelerator is just "part b" of its one-to-one mix and doesn't cost more. The downside is limited color availablity and you have to purchase it in gallons- so you end up with two sprayable gallons- alot for a trailer.
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You are so talented!
Wait until you see it. What a difference. You can see it in the classifieds.
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It takes at least 2 gallons of sprayable paint to do a trailer right.
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Old 06-17-2008, 09:28 AM
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Thanks for the warning.

There are different filter cartridges designed for filtering different materials. Is there not an appropriate cartridge recommendation from the paint manufacturer in their MSDS for Imron?

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On Imron especially but with any of the catalized epoxies and polyesters... You have to be really careful when painting with them. They have a high level of cyanoacrylates in them. This stuff is really bad for your lungs, liver & central nervous system. A percentage of users will contract an irreversible form of asthma from even a single exposure. Cartridge-type respirators will not work with it. You might as well use a dust mask- it'll do the same thing.

They also take quite a long time to dry- unless you use the accelerator. Dupont's accelerator is only available in quarts which is about enough to accelerate 100 gallons of paint. It's VERY expensive. The 9100 accelerator is just "part b" of its one-to-one mix and doesn't cost more. The downside is limited color availablity and you have to purchase it in gallons- so you end up with two sprayable gallons- alot for a trailer.
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The only specified respirator for Imron is fresh-air supply. No filters work on cyano. This is why you can't even access information on the product on DuPont's website- they don't want anyone other than professional applicators using it. Body shop supply stores sometimes care but most often don't. they also don't sufficiently warn people about the health hazards of this stuff. If you're using it outside in a well-ventilated area, you will have way less issue.
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Old 06-17-2008, 02:20 PM
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Good to know. Thanks.

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The only specified respirator for Imron is fresh-air supply. No filters work on cyano. This is why you can't even access information on the product on DuPont's website- they don't want anyone other than professional applicators using it. Body shop supply stores sometimes care but most often don't. they also don't sufficiently warn people about the health hazards of this stuff. If you're using it outside in a well-ventilated area, you will have way less issue.
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