Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Sand blasting is a great way to get rid of a lot of surface rust and old paint but it can be expensive. It will save a LOT of work.
To prep a trailer that hasn't been blasted, what you need to do is to use a wire brush and a lot of elbow grease (wear old cloths and eye protection). Then you will need a sander or grinder to even out any places that you removed paint so that the edges of that area is even. Next you will need to fill in any imperfections with bondo (if it is deep) or just red primer filler if it is not. Sand, sand, sand, When you are finished sanding - sand again.
Then spray on primer, then sand, then several coats of paint, sanding in between coats.
It's a lot of work to get it looking professional.
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