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post #31 of 53 Old 03-21-2012, 10:53 AM
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Yes, Cat, every can off the shelf was labeled, "Royal Blue." If you don't want to mix I suggest that you buy the smaller spray paint size of Rustoleum and find a better blue that is also in gallon or the 5-gallon size. It was hard ENOUGH for me to find 5 gallons of THIS color at the same store. I went to Rural King when they had the paint on sale for $30.00/gallon can. It has since gone UP in price.
BTW, I was just going for looks bc I did NOT sand the rust off, just covered it up. That's why I was laughing that MY job be considered the one to follow--STILL laughing about that comment!! LOL
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post #32 of 53 Old 03-21-2012, 11:07 AM
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Thanks for the info. I may go with hunter green on my trailer instead. Thankfully mines just a little 2-horse so I shouldn't need so much!

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post #33 of 53 Old 03-21-2012, 11:55 AM
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Thanks to Waresbear I am getting my trailer painted this spring or summer. My husband is already looking at the paint. We have a sprayer and sander, so this should be great. My trailer is in decent shape but has a little surface rust in some areas. I just want it to look nice when I go to shows. Also want it to last as long as possible
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post #34 of 53 Old 03-29-2012, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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Well, theoretically I can post pictures, but can't get it done?

Just went out and took some so will fight some more and try to load them.

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post #35 of 53 Old 04-11-2012, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by waresbear View Post
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.
That red looks great! Which rustoleum color is that? Regal Red or Safety Red?
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post #36 of 53 Old 04-11-2012, 07:24 PM
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Sorry, I do not recall, my husband bought it. There might be some left in his shop, I will check when I get home. Sorry at work at the moment.
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post #37 of 53 Old 04-11-2012, 07:34 PM
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Please do, thanks! I'm trying to decide between Royal Blue and one of the reds.

I have a red Dodge Ram and I'm up in the air whether or not a red trailer would be too much red, or if I should go with blue. I'm leaning toward red, but the wife likes blue!

The red in your photos looks great, but I can't tell if it's Regal Red or Safety Red.

Thanks for your help!
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post #38 of 53 Old 04-11-2012, 08:33 PM
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Mine's getting a home version paint job with Tremclad, or Rustoleum as you US folks know it as. I think it's costing me about $100 as I'm using small rollers and I toss each as I finish each area. One thing with a stock trailer, you can quit painting for the day at almost any time, not so with a large smooth sided trailer.
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post #39 of 53 Old 04-12-2012, 01:46 AM
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trailer painting

Waresbear,that is a pretty good painting job!May I ask if u
primed it first and how did u spray paint on it pls?
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post #40 of 53 Old 04-12-2012, 06:56 PM
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The great thing with rustoleum is you can spray-paint it or use rollers and a brush. I plan on using rollers and a brush and thinning it.

As for my project, I'm using a steel rotary brush on a drill to knock off the visible rust and priming it with the rusoleum "rusty metal primer".

I'll post some photos when it's done!

waresbear, any word on the paint color you used?

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