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Old    Eric McNally (eric_ms)      Join Date: Apr 2007       10-02-2007, 12:37 PM Reply   
I am thinking about painting my trailer this winter. What kind of paint should I use and can I use some type of spray paint? That will look ok?
Old    Danny Farren (face_smash)      Join Date: Aug 2004       10-02-2007, 3:00 PM Reply   
im doing mine this winter and i am going to use Hammerite smooth in Black!!
Old    Jay (jayc)      Join Date: Sep 2002       10-02-2007, 3:09 PM Reply   
I used hammerite smooth on my trailer. I thinned it out with some cellulose thinners and used a foam roller to apply. Came out almost as good as a spray job.

There is rust showing through again seeing as I ride in saltwater but it looks better and will do for a few more years till I replace the trailer.

Eric as your in the states Hammerite wont be readily available so any good polyeurothane paint will do the job. Remember the finish will only be as good as the preperation.
Old    Razzman (razzman)      Join Date: Dec 2006       10-02-2007, 3:20 PM Reply   
I just used rustoleum (primed and painted) in a can on mine and it came out nice. A little rub out and you'd never know. And after a years use every other weekend it still looks great.

(Message edited by razzman on October 02, 2007)
Old    Cliff Griffin (seattle)      Join Date: Mar 2002       10-03-2007, 8:15 AM Reply   
On my second Line-X covered trailer and couldn't be happier. No rust, no scratches, no rock chips, and don't care if people grind crap into the fenders. When it gets dirty I power wash it at the car wash and spray it down with tire silicone. Silicone makes it look perfect. I'd never go back to regular paint after seeing the light.
Old    michael z (absoluteboarder)      Join Date: Aug 2002       10-03-2007, 8:22 AM Reply   
...whats line-x?
Old    Leo Lasecki (malibuboarder75)      Join Date: Jan 2004       10-03-2007, 8:41 AM Reply   
truck bed liner
Old    KStateAlumni (bbeach)      Join Date: Jul 2002       10-03-2007, 11:05 AM Reply   
2 years ago I had mine powder coated... couldn't be happier! And it was $400... keep in mind i prepped it myself though.
Old    Eric McNally (eric_ms)      Join Date: Apr 2007       10-03-2007, 12:13 PM Reply   
JAY where can I get the hammerite smooth? I am selling the boat in Feb so I am trying to get everything looking great but don't want to spend an arm and a leg to do it. Do ya just roll it on like you would when ya paint a wall?

RAZZMAN you said ya used rustoleum (primed and painted) in a can, Can I get that at Lowes? How many bottles did ya use? What ya mean a little rub out?
Old    Razzman (razzman)      Join Date: Dec 2006       10-03-2007, 12:34 PM Reply   
I used Rustoleum Professional in spray cans available at Lowes or Home Depot, http://www.rustoleum.com/CBGProduct.asp?pid=95

I first sanded it down where needed, then used a scotchbrite pad to rough the entire surface. then i sprayed all areas that needed priming with Rustoleum Professional Primer. After it had dried i used the Proffessional enamel and put two good coats on it. It took about eight cans if i remember right not including two or three of primer.

After it dried there were rough areas from fogging because it got windy half way through the job so i used rubbing compound a week later to clean 'em up. If your good with a spray can you'll never know the diff.

I renovated the entire trailer, here's a few shots to show how it came out. BTW, i did it with the boat on trailer, not the easiest to do but it can be done.



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(Message edited by razzman on October 03, 2007)
Old    Jay (jayc)      Join Date: Sep 2002       10-03-2007, 12:37 PM Reply   
Hammerite is distributed by masterchem in the US. http://www.masterchem.com

Hammerite isn't cheap in the UK. I took 4 litres (about a gallon to do mine) and it worked out about 60 ($120) with thinners. If you just want it cheap to tidy the trailer up to sell I'd just rattle can it.

If your looking for a good long term coating though I would consider line-x. Its super tuff although not really that pleasing on the eye.
Old    water freak (waterfreak)      Join Date: Jul 2007       10-03-2007, 12:40 PM Reply   
That is good work on the trailer razzman. It looks new!!
Old    Eric McNally (eric_ms)      Join Date: Apr 2007       10-03-2007, 12:50 PM Reply   
Thanks guys that is great. I am planning on doing this job next week so I will do it and let ya'll know how it turns out. Thanks again... WOW where would we be without WAKEWORLD....

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