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By Oliver Klozov (oliver_klozov) on Friday, March 26, 2004 - 3:44 am:    Edit Post Delete Post

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.

Any input?

By Christopher Maher (cmm83) on Friday, March 26, 2004 - 7:08 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Here I found this on a google search

I would have guessed yes because it's like an electric-chemical process nto like some spray on coating.

By WakeNup (hockeyruss) on Friday, March 26, 2004 - 7:46 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
There is a special way they do it. Here is a pic of my black galvanized trailer.

By GRAMPS (akman) on Friday, March 26, 2004 - 7:48 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
By WakeNup (hockeyruss) on Friday, March 26, 2004 - 7:51 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
here is a better view

By WakeNup (hockeyruss) on Friday, March 26, 2004 - 7:52 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
That's right Props to Gramps for doing it first!
He has the west coast connection I have the east coast connection!

By WakeNup (hockeyruss) on Friday, March 26, 2004 - 7:54 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Looks a lot better than this huh?

By Tommy (laptom) on Friday, March 26, 2004 - 8:59 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
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!

By Craig Fulton (oldschool) on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 - 8:54 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Why would you want to paint it? It's just a trailer.
By toddkerschbaumer (tktige) on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 - 7:32 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post

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

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