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M4wdFab

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Re: lowboy
« Reply #135 on: September 15, 2017, 10:07:50 AM »
have the decking you want sheared at KSD to width
4-5 guys on a saturday could strip decking, knot wheel,  weld, and paint in a Saturday
you could have it wired sunday.
do it in my lot if you want- Matt and I could help along with Brett, im sure a few others that have used the trailer.

just need to plan and execute. 
i wouldnt bother with POR and top coat.  mop on some black rustoleum and call it good for another 5 years. 

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Re: lowboy
« Reply #136 on: September 15, 2017, 10:18:59 AM »
Well said Smike. Paint choice is entirely up to MikeMike. Although POR-15 or Chassis Saver will make it to look good much much longer, mainly because it's hard to stop rust completely with ordinary paint. It will keep the new deck from rot on bottom for sure.

My POR-15'd D80 in the dodge still look perfect after 3 winters and over 50k miles.

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Re: lowboy
« Reply #137 on: September 15, 2017, 10:26:03 AM »
I was thinking roll rustolium or spray thinned rustolium, either with enamel hardener added. Would be nice to find roll on etching primer.

Was also thinking shortcut to just needle scale and wire wheel rust and paint over existing paint.

Agreed it's a weekend or three day job especially w some help. It shouldn't really be THAT bad.


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Re: lowboy
« Reply #138 on: September 15, 2017, 10:34:00 AM »
i like the rustoleum, it bonds to rust, mud, oily steel much better where POR will just flake and peel.  the level of prep (and huge material cost)  to get a functional POR coating is not practical for a trailer in my opinion. 


spraying underside will speed process, while rolling top side and flat surfaces will speed there.

i would guess 2+ gallons to do that trailer also. 



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Re: lowboy
« Reply #139 on: September 15, 2017, 10:34:35 AM »
Me too. Lots of surfaces.


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Re: lowboy
« Reply #140 on: September 15, 2017, 01:15:54 PM »
sandblast
I never wanted a red car.. always thought they were tacky and common...
I now have 4 very not common cars and they are all red.. :o