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painting a skidsteer trailer.

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by JRS Landscaping, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. JRS Landscaping

    JRS Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    Hey paint guys! Whats a good paint/ primer. I tried rustoleum primer and paint and had nothing but issues with the primer reacting with the paint. Im thinking about using an epoxy paint. any thoughts or suggestions I would be rolling it on. not spraying.
  2. IC-Smoke

    IC-Smoke Senior Member
    Messages: 672

    POR-15 or Chassis Saver as a base but make sure you top coat even if you go with black. I've seen both turn chalk-like when left in the sun for a long period.

  3. JRS Landscaping

    JRS Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    I have heard mixed reviews on por 15. Its going to be a yellow color if that matters.
  4. Plow More

    Plow More Senior Member
    Messages: 172

    .Bed liner.
  5. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

    Raptor liner.
  6. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    The key to any good paint job is prep.Your paint job is only as good as the surface below it. Make sure the surface is clean / degreased and smooth.[/IPower wash the hell out of it. Use an insect sprayed with degreaser in it first. Wire brush / wash offf rusted area's and treat with rust reformer. It's worth buying a Wagner power painter/sprayer. You can shoot paint a lot faster. ( what's your time worth?) Home Depot sells gallons of Rustoleum. Clean the sprayer with paint thinner. The Wagner can be used for many painting projects too. I have worn out 3 of them. If your have a compressor.You could get a decent spray gun for cheap and do it that way.