What would happen? Anything?
Would the paint stick?
Would it help or hurt rust protection?
Would the galvanized metal no longer be.........galvanized?
So why am I asking this stupid question? I need a galvanized trailer because of saltwater use but I hate the way they look, so unfinished.
|Here I found this on a google search http://www.finishing.com/184/49.html |
I would have guessed yes because it's like an electric-chemical process nto like some spray on coating.
|There is a special way they do it. Here is a pic of my black galvanized trailer. |
|here is a better view |
|That's right Props to Gramps for doing it first! |
He has the west coast connection I have the east coast connection!
|Looks a lot better than this huh? |
|It's quit normal that a car is galvanized before it's painted. |
So my guess will be, it can do no harm. Paint it!
|Why would you want to paint it? It's just a trailer.|
First you need a good Ecoat on the trailer, This is a kind of primer that seperates the paint from the galvinized surface (alows the paint to stick). Secondly, the best results would be to use a powdercoat but this needs to be baked on at a elevated temp.Some enamel pait can be substituted depending on what e caot you use. I used to work as an Engineer at Jonh Deeere and have seen a few boat trailers get run through our paint process after hours. This process was for heavy construction equipment.
Stop buy a body shop and talk to a pait tech. Paiting a trailer should be similar to painting car fenders, Hope this helps. TK