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Old 05-25-2019, 11:18 AM   #1
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79 forward section of frame rail question.

I have nearly all of the belly skin off my trailer from the hitch back to the axles. My reason for doing this is I was pretty sure some outriggers had rusted and broken so I wanted to get in for inspection / repairs, and put a fresh coat of paint on the frame.

I'll digress and say that two years ago I did the same at the back to repair some rotted floor, ended up repairing all outriggers, and was glad I got in there when I did.

Back to the forward frame... While the rear frame rails are just an open C channel and easy to wire brush and paint, the forward ones have a reinforcing piece of flat steel, with a row of maybe 1.5" holes all the way down. This piece is welded to the top and bottom of the C channel perhaps every foot, making it a box tube in a sense.

Wire brushing and painting the exterior of the frame will be easy, but what have people done to get the inside cleaned and preserved? Blast out the loose dirt and rust with compressed air and then spray in POR 15?

Thanks in advance.
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I would do the exterior and then simply fog the interior of the tube with Corrosion X or Fluid Film.
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Thanks for the reply. I have never heard of either product, but am sure I can research them easily enough.
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