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    03-19-2012, 02:14 AM
That turned out good!
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    03-19-2012, 10:35 AM
We run an auto restoration shop. Unfortunately, 3000-3500 is actually what we would charge to paint a trailer like that. You have no idea of what paint and materials cost these days-EPA has their fingers in it and costs have skyrocketed. Is there a technical school or junior college near you that has autobody/painting classes? Why not contact them about allowing them to use your trailer as a teaching tool if you would pay for paint? The kids learn how to do it, you get a supervised paint job and everybody's happy.
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    03-19-2012, 12:03 PM
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Do NOT have maaco do your paint job. They painted my trailer and they painted over rust spots, there are drip marks everywhere. The lady we bought it from payed $1,000 for maaco to paint it and they did it like sh*t
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    03-19-2012, 12:56 PM
Originally Posted by Cowgirls Boots    
Do NOT have maaco do your paint job. They painted my trailer and they painted over rust spots, there are drip marks everywhere. The lady we bought it from payed $1,000 for maaco to paint it and they did it like sh*t
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Depends on the owner I guess, I've seen Maaco jobs that have lasted a good number of years. Yeah it's no where near a perfect job but the paint stays on and that's what I consider important.
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    03-19-2012, 01:14 PM
Green Broke
No doubt that it should hold up. But paints chippin off over where they painted over the spots of rust and there's big drip marks on the back doors. But if I were the one who had it painted I would of just saved the $1,000++ and painted it myself. :)
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    03-19-2012, 05:16 PM
I just repainted metal trailer#2 in 2010--touched up parts I missed in 2011. I own a 4-horse, slant-load gooseneck. I spent $150.00 on Royal Blue Rustoleum--5 gallons worth. I wasn't fussy about taping off the metal, but EVERYONE remarks on how much better it looks. The original paint was Midnight Blue, but Rustoleum doesn't make that color. =(
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    03-19-2012, 06:06 PM
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I think there are a couple of good idea's presented. Like Joe said, if you going to spend that much money then I'd have to think about upgrading. Second option, see if the local high school or vocational school is interested in doing it. Third, paint it yourself. This is the option I'm considering for my trailer. I've painted the tractor and it looks pretty darn good. I think I can paint the trailer and make it look decent. Dang Warebear, you're quite talented. I'm impressed. You go girl!
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    03-19-2012, 07:43 PM
Nope, husband is the talented guy. I just sold it.
    03-19-2012, 07:48 PM
Originally Posted by waresbear    
Painted this trailer for less than $100, rustoleum paint & sprayer. Sanded it with a power tool attachment. $5000 is way too much to invest in a 15 yr old trailer.
Did you rent a sprayer? What kind did you use? I need to paint my trailer this summer. Did you use 5 gallons or how much of the paint? Yours looks fantastic!! I have a three horse slant load.
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    03-19-2012, 07:58 PM
My husband used an attachment sprayer with an aircompressor to begin with. The sprayer broke, so he just used a smaller electric sprayer he had. I found that sprayer worked pretty good as I painted about 5 miles of fence with it. He sanded it with a grinder attachment on the compressor and did the bodywork because there was a few rust spots. He did have a fine haired paint brush to fix any runs. He used two large cans of rustoleum paint & has some left which he painted the tractor with. First person who looked at this trailer bought it.
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