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    03-19-2012, 08:03 PM
Green Broke
So Corporal is the talented one at painting?
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    03-20-2012, 11:47 AM
ROFLMAO!! HARDLY!!! I slopped paint EVERYWHERE, including my painting clothes--blue spots all over them. family loves how my trailer doesn't look rusty anymore. I'm probably going to replace this trailer in a few years, UNLESS my ship comes in and I build an indoor arena so I can store it indoors. Then, I'll look for a vocational school to paint the underside.
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    03-20-2012, 10:06 PM
Green Broke
Good ideas here. Sadly, the whole concept of doing any of this myself? Just not going to happen. I don't have the mechanical inclination or know how to do it at all.

But, wonder if the Amish could do it????

For those that do stuff like this? What about where rust needed to be sanded off? Is that something that was taken care of with the sandblasting thing?

I know that if I try to sell trailer will only get maybe 3000 out of it, doubt would get 4500 that we put into it when bought it.

And don't think there is vo tech around here that does this either. The ones in AL only did things for state employees, not sure about MO?

I will call the sandblasting place tomorrow though, just to see? For costs and all?

And don't even think about spousal unit doing any of this...let's just put it this way. If I told him to walk to mailbox, he would get lost. Full of ideas, none of which come to fruition.

When he retires? I'll be in penitentiary. For murder 1.
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    03-20-2012, 10:07 PM
Green Broke
Will do some digging and report back.

Great advice.

Also, if anyone has any time to search me out some links to trailers just to see what might be out there?
    03-20-2012, 10:14 PM
Green Broke
Spoke to my friend Cari, who pointed out that mine has a small dressing room, not just tack compartment, as can walk around, and could put fold up bed in the floor space.
    03-20-2012, 10:14 PM
Try or horsetrailerworld for starters. What style and price range?
    03-20-2012, 10:37 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by Corporal    
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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March, 2012

Oh man - are you sure that is the royal blue? Any chance you mixed it up with the lighter safety blue? I'm going to be painting my trailer this spring and I was going to use the royal blue w/ grey trim - but from the top bar on the can it looked much darker than that - closer to the midnight blue of your original trailer. Guess I need to rethink my color scheme...
    03-20-2012, 11:04 PM
Green Broke
Will report back on what Potteroff's say, (sandblasting place) and have been semi digging around, but sure not finding much in 10,000 and under range, that isn't going to need work too.

Also, after perusing ads, I was glad to find mine didn't have just tack room but a dressing room that I could swing a cat in, if I were so inclined. And put bed over gooseneck too.
    03-20-2012, 11:06 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by mypets    
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.
This would be good idea, but kind of leery of it, since former MIL had my youngest son's 68 Chevy truck done, well done at prison...but anyway, they painted over some rust on it. Surely vo tech wouldn't do that, but don't know if they do trailers?
    03-20-2012, 11:08 PM
Palomine, got any pics of your trailer?

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