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    is this the right spot alho its more of a re paint, the trailer is in good working condition, just rusty, it may end up a long project i have till November
    Last edited by MH Hawker; August 18th, 2016, 09:17 AM.
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  • #2
    I am watching to see your project come along. I rebuilt my trailer and added a lot of niceties along the way as well. You can see it by clicking on the link below. But I will follow along if that is okay with you.
    Tom Boy Boat Project https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat...s-what-trailer
    Rebuilt trailer project https://forums.iboats.com/forum/gener...r-back-to-life
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    Minn Kota 599 Project https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-...ta-599-project

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    • #3
      Basically all that's required is to get the rust off, prime with a good rust preventative primer and then shoot your color coat. The last link in my signature below might be informative for you.
      1961 Lonestar Flamingo - SPLASHED...Kinda!!
      Fabricating Decks, Stringers, and Transoms
      Paint Your Boat with Tractor Paint...Say What!!!

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      • #4
        I used the self etching primer over galvanized that I treated with ospho first and the tractor implement paint from tractor supply, my paint is having issues but I'm hoping it will eventually cure out it flashed off too fast in the heat , so be careful and don't paint when its too hot outside.
        project: https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-...r-2159-hardtop
        Previous project https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat...rint-bass-boat
        Previous previous project/conversion https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat...rsion-splashed

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        • #5
          i surly do appreciate and help or advice. my present plans are to slowly work the frame over with a scraper, wire brush, and a flap wheel and prime as i go, my pontoon boat is on a wet slip and i dont need to pull it off till November 15, the summer heat plain kicks my ***** so i will be working in the mornings before it heats up for a hour or two, ever thing is in good shape except for one bunk that the carpet tore on for some reason and i think i have enough new left over from when i made them a few years ago to make a new one.

          as for paint, i am planning on using Rust-Oleum black enamel with tractor supply hardner and a roller to apply, thats what a lot use from my readings here, the only thing i am thinking about thats different is the primer i am thinking about using and i will explain why.

          i spent most of my working life rebuilding coal mining equipment and that stuff is rusted beyond belief, we tryed several types of primers, one we used is a paint called blockside, its aluminum primer that allows welding to be done directly on top of the primer, the fab shop guys would sand blast the frames then paint them and store them out side in the weather up to 2 years and rust back through the primer was very rare and if the guys spotted any they would use the rust oleum rattle can alumnum can to touch up the spots and that held up just as good as the blockside and thats a lot cheeper the blockside is 200 a gallon, so i am thinking on using the aluminum rattle can paint as a primer being as my trailer is under a carport but out in the weather

          i did a bit yesterday and primered a bit just to see how it holds up and i just happened to have a bit of aluminum left over from a job i did last year, it will be a bit before i do any thing else due to weather, we are in a 5 days of rain and one decent day pattern

          that about sums it up for right now but any advice will sure be appreciated, over look the grammar, i was out cat fishing most of the night and i am feeling it this morning
          Last edited by MH Hawker; August 19th, 2016, 05:44 AM.
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          If it aint broke your not having enough fun

          my 1988 Riviera Cruzer pontoon rebuild
          https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=526820

          my pontoon trailer rebuild

          https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-...railer-rebuild

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          • #6
            Bare Aluminum in needs to have SE primer. The Aircraft and Marine industries have proven this. You might find this interesting...http://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-...-pics?t=457159
            1961 Lonestar Flamingo - SPLASHED...Kinda!!
            Fabricating Decks, Stringers, and Transoms
            Paint Your Boat with Tractor Paint...Say What!!!

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            • #7
              intersting, way back i was a helicopter mechanic i often used ZC as a primer, i hadn't considered that i may need that, i was just thinking that the aluminum flake in the paint would be a real good barrier
              Bad Dog

              If it aint broke your not having enough fun

              my 1988 Riviera Cruzer pontoon rebuild
              https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=526820

              my pontoon trailer rebuild

              https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-...railer-rebuild

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              • #8
                Maybe I missed it but is the trailer itself made out of Aluminum?
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                • #9
                  no its steel, i am thinking about using aluminum spray paint as a primer, its a Bear brand pontoon trailer
                  Last edited by MH Hawker; August 19th, 2016, 11:27 AM.
                  Bad Dog

                  If it aint broke your not having enough fun

                  my 1988 Riviera Cruzer pontoon rebuild
                  https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=526820

                  my pontoon trailer rebuild

                  https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-...railer-rebuild

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                  • #10
                    I'd recommend using Rustoleum's Clean Metal Primer for your primer. Good Stuff
                    1961 Lonestar Flamingo - SPLASHED...Kinda!!
                    Fabricating Decks, Stringers, and Transoms
                    Paint Your Boat with Tractor Paint...Say What!!!

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                    • #11
                      ty i have been thinking it over and i will see if i can find that instead, it looks like home depot has it so thats what i will use

                      Bad Dog

                      If it aint broke your not having enough fun

                      my 1988 Riviera Cruzer pontoon rebuild
                      https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=526820

                      my pontoon trailer rebuild

                      https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-...railer-rebuild

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                      • #12
                        i looked into the primer a bit more and the clean metal primer is white and that will sure help and i also think i will use the brown rusty metal primer first then use the white clean metal primer over that, it wont take more than 2 cans of each
                        Bad Dog

                        If it aint broke your not having enough fun

                        my 1988 Riviera Cruzer pontoon rebuild
                        https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=526820

                        my pontoon trailer rebuild

                        https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-...railer-rebuild

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                        • #13
                          Good Plan!!!
                          1961 Lonestar Flamingo - SPLASHED...Kinda!!
                          Fabricating Decks, Stringers, and Transoms
                          Paint Your Boat with Tractor Paint...Say What!!!

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                          • #14
                            i dont know much about painting but i do know if you dont use primers about the same color as the paint it throws the color coat off and makes it look odd, the trailer is a white / cream color and i am going back with black
                            Last edited by MH Hawker; August 22nd, 2016, 07:21 AM.
                            Bad Dog

                            If it aint broke your not having enough fun

                            my 1988 Riviera Cruzer pontoon rebuild
                            https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=526820

                            my pontoon trailer rebuild

                            https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-...railer-rebuild

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                            • #15
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                              Originally posted by MH Hawker View Post
                              i dont know much about painting but i do know if you dont use primers about the same color as the paint it throws the color coat off and makes it look odd, the trailer is a white / cream color and i am going back with black
                              Whatever primer you use, a good quality paint will cover over the primer without issue. And since your primer should be all one color, I don't see any problems with the top coat color. The top coat will look uniform. JMHO
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                              '76 40 HP Johnson rebuild https://forums.iboats.com/forum/engin...mplete-rebuild
                              Minn Kota 599 Project https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-...ta-599-project

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