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Old 11-16-2012, 09:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Picking up a used enclosed trailer this weekend, in great shape for $1000. The only thing is the "clamshell" or cover is flaking paint and needs a face lift. What's the best way to strip it down and is there a special paint to use?
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Wire wheel? Start with a presure washer!
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Would u consider sand plasting
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Is it metal or plastic skin?
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
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its aluminum
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Then you can use a paint stripper on it.
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:38 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Then you can use a paint stripper on it.

Good idea
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:39 AM   #8 (permalink)
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If you start with the presure washer it will remove all the flaking paint and the dirt!
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If you start with the presure washer it will remove all the flaking paint and the dirt!
I would start out with a power washer and wash it with dish soap to get any grime and dirt off. I just want to make sure the base paint gets to stick good. Someone told me to use scotch brite and scuff it up really good rather then take all the paint off.
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I have a 2700psi Honda and I can cut threw wood! And if you keep it moving it will remove all the paint off the alum!
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I have a 2700psi Honda and I can cut threw wood! And if you keep it moving it will remove all the paint off the alum!
That's what I'm talking about
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And it's simple and clean!
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And it's simple and clean!
In know my dad has a gas one, just not sure what the psi is
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2000psi is enough!
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2000psi is enough!
I know It's every bit of that and I wanna say its more, I think. Would i need to prime it as well?
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Yes, you want the over coat to stick.
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:25 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I never painted aluminum before and I was told there was special paint for aluminum
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:08 AM   #18 (permalink)
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A metal or rustolium
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:42 PM   #19 (permalink)
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A metal or rustolium
I wounder just out of curiosity what a body shops would charge
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:06 PM   #20 (permalink)
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My pops said that his powerwaser is 2550 psi
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