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Old 12-20-2014, 09:55 AM   #1
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Best paint for painting a trailer.

I have a 3 rail trailer that needs paint. Any suggestions?
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Old 12-20-2014, 10:13 AM   #2
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Check out Eastwood's selection of chassis and frame paints. Have you thought of just coating it with bed liner?

http://www.eastwood.com/paints/under...me-paints.html
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Old 12-20-2014, 10:58 AM   #3
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Most trailers I have got, get sprayed with farm implement enamel thinned with laquer thinner. Easy peasy
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Old 12-20-2014, 02:29 PM   #4
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http://www.semproducts.com/automotive-bumper-coaters

I use a product similar to this I purchase at an automotive paint supply store. It holds up very well.
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Old 12-21-2014, 05:15 AM   #5
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Tractor enamal brushed on. Super durable, but takes forever to dry if not using some hardener.

I've used it on the trailer, snowplows, and if course, the tractor.
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Old 12-21-2014, 05:34 AM   #6
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Check out Eastwood's selection of chassis and frame paints. Have you thought of just coating it with bed liner?

http://www.eastwood.com/paints/under...me-paints.html
+1 for Eastwoods, in particular the rust encapsulator , I'v had success with both the spray and paint. I used both in the past month and have used the paint since the 90's. Used the spray on my new raw metal bumper and the paint when touching up my Versa Hauler (hitch mounted bike hauler).

http://www.eastwood.com/rust-encapsulator-28601.html The good stuff

Here's a pix of the black spray on my homemade step bumper.
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Old 12-21-2014, 07:29 AM   #7
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+ 2 on Valspar tractor paint, but sprayed .......the flow out is remarkable. I agree it can be forced dried by heating.

+3 on EASTWOOD paint products. Chassis black in all gloss ranges is excellent. It comes in an epoxy version too. Rust incapsulate is a great primer.
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Old 12-21-2014, 08:15 AM   #8
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I used POR15 on mine. Works great if you have some rust.







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Old 12-21-2014, 08:30 AM   #9
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Oh my gosh Jim! You showed a license plate on the interwebz. The black helicopters will be there soon!

On a lighter note when I replaced the deck wood on my utility trailer I just picked up a gallon of rustoleum black. Everything is black with new wiring and lights. Ain't pretty but its cheap to touchup as I beat the hell out of it.
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Old 12-21-2014, 08:31 AM   #10
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Knock off the flaky rust, and spray with OSPHO. Once that drys, good ol' Rustoleum.
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Old 12-21-2014, 10:52 AM   #11
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POR-15, Don't get it anywhere other than where you want it, if it gets on your hands you'll have to wait for the skin to peel off to get it off.
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Old 12-21-2014, 11:24 AM   #12
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Did my boat trailer with 2 cans of Rustolium Industrial. Been looking good for 2 years now. No primer, no prep work, just spray it on. Used on a few other projects as well. Been finding it to be a really good spray bomb. Most other spray bombs are after a price point, the industrial line has quality as the main feature. Limited selection of colors, but enough for most trailers.

Did you have any other specifications for the paint?
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Old 12-21-2014, 11:25 AM   #13
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POR-15, Don't get it anywhere other than where you want it, if it gets on your hands you'll have to wait for the skin to peel off to get it off.
por-15 or kb-coatings. many ap box stores stock one or other. they have many paints that are purpose formulated. spend some time reading about them, then choose. call their tech lines if need be. part of my point is that those are brands not just one coating by that name. my trailer has been painted with the leftover base coats from my ab work-some was mixed colors too. do you know an ab shop person-cheap paint.
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Old 12-21-2014, 01:49 PM   #14
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Did my boat trailer with 2 cans of Rustolium Industrial.
+1 I used Rustoleum Rusted Metal Primer and a black top coat and my trailer looked like new. I only used a wire brush attachment in my 4: grinder for surface prep.
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Old 12-21-2014, 06:41 PM   #15
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Thanks for all the replys. I am now less ignorant than I was yesterday.
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