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Old 08-05-2013, 03:02 PM   #1
"Tinbad ... the Trailer"
 
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"Wormy" Alu/wheel fix

I've seen talk of this on these forums but can't find it.
The failure of the clear coat finally sent me round the bend and this is my "fix"
First sanded with 220 to remove clear coat = 20min ea.
Masked = 25min ea.
wiped with Denatured Alcohol 2min ea.
3 light coats Zinc Chromate yellow primer
2 coats Rustoleum truck bed liner paint (I like the semi-gloss textured look) and it should be tough enough.
Next are those darned door hinges!!
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Old 08-06-2013, 05:52 AM   #2
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It'll look good until the paint starts coming off...
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Old 08-06-2013, 07:32 AM   #3
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Great touch!


Don't power hose... And a yearly touchi should be easy with light wet sanding first.

For shiny aluminum I use Flitz or similar polish. One nasty job then easy to keep up, even on my motorcycle engine rocker boxes.
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:41 AM   #4
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Looks good. Could you post a photo of what the wheels look like on your trailer when you get a chance?
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Looks good!
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Old 08-15-2013, 02:10 PM   #6
"Tinbad ... the Trailer"
 
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Finally done

Here's a pic of the wheels back on Tinbad.
Note that I also painted the light lens covers, door hinges, furnace door, water door, stove vent and rock guards with the same paint (but different primers).
TOO MANY different grey's.
Oh, I also painted the bumper and tail light lens covers black.

THE CONTRAST IS REALLY STRIKING!

So this finishes the "under carriage rehab" that involved dropping the belly pan and wraps, the water tank and painting the entire frame, axels and every thing else from stem to stern. Also re-placed what little AS installed in the way of insulation.

Other work I've done is replace the skylight with a marine grade hatch. Improved on the Bumper Storage with a custom design. Replaced every gasket and all screws are now SST on exterior. New carpet in the BR. And on and on.

You'll notice that I went with a marine grade Grey that better matches the silver.

Time to sell it and find a new project trailer b'cuz I'm already board.
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