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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-30-2009, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
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Touching up the new 6X12

I've been snapping some pics as I refinish my new trailer and I know I've been bugging u guys with a lotta questions, so I figured I'd share my progress Feel free to chime in with any suggestions!

So basically it's a little older and needed some extra love before the season started. Fortunately, the exterior is in great shape with no leaks... it's a little bigger than I initially wanted but I'm already beginning to enjoy the extra headroom and floor space:



Started with the spare rim rack and the jack stand. The jack was nearing the end of it's life... it was bent, rusty, and most importantly, it wobbled and felt kinda unstable, so I ordered up a new one with 2X the capacity and a fancy little removable foot. Before I could install it, I had to widen the diameter of the little steel plate that was welded to the frame. It was a huge pain in the ass but it really paid off when it finally fit.

Making the new jack fit:



New stand w/ foot:



As u can see in the last pic, I also repainted the whole mount for the spare wheel and that super rusty piece that clips in and locks on the wheel. I also gave the edges a quick dip in some plasti dip so it didn't scratch the rim like it had been before:



I also repainted the spare wheel. (this actually looks better in the pic than for real):



Much better



Duplicolor makes a really nice, cheap metallic wheel coating "system" with a clear coat. I'll be doing the other 2 when I have more time.

Now for the inside. The floor had about 300 layers of paint so I started sanding away. I also removed all the old mounting hardware which left about 35 holes in my floor, so I plugged them with some 3/8" dowels and wood glue. Next step is to finish sanding the old paint where the hardware was in the way, level off the dowels, and run the belt over a couple more sections again.





Then I taped off the walls and threw on a fresh coat of white exterior paint.

Before:



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I didn't go all the way down bc I'm planning to paint the bottom 6" the same color as the floor.

When I get some time and better weather, I can finish the floor/ramp with the sealing primer and black deck paint (with grit) I picked up. I'll keep ya'll posted.. almost done!

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Looking good, now trade it in for an Aluminum trailer as I will not rust and be lighter to tow.

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any chance you want to rent that out? I have some moving to do. From Bannockburn to Deerfield(total of 2 miles)
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Sometime around the first week in may. I just figure if I am going to rent a truck from Uhaul. I could hopefully save myself some cash and throw some your way.
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Sometime around the first week in may. I just figure if I am going to rent a truck from Uhaul. I could hopefully save myself some cash and throw some your way.
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Just busting your nuts for all the work you got into it.
haha yea and to think all i was gonna do was replace the jack stand... then i was looking through my parent's basement and found my dad's sanding belt and i knew it was over from there

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primed + 2 coats of deck paint. the behr grit packets made the floor finish really nice. it's not too thick or clumpy but it still has decent traction. i'd highly recommend it.



i threw a little heater in the corner bc it's gonna drop way below the paint's application temp tonight. it seemed to work nicely last night after the first coat, too. the deck paint has a pretty long drying time, so whatever helps...

oh yah - and i got the plates yesterday!

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wow, very very nice!!!!

i am about to start pimping my trailer too.
i started painting, but it got so cold the last few days.. good info on behr paint? how much did you need for two coats?

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thanks

1 gallon was enough for the whole floor with a quick second coat and a tiny bit left over for touch ups down the road. come check it out at BHF this weekend and see if u like the finish.

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I might do that if the weather is nice.

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Hey Jordan,

can you please tell me what exact paint did you use.

I went to Home Depot the other day and saw too many different epoxy paints, for most of them it says "concrete and garage floor paint"
i take it your trailer is made of wood, just like mine

so, did you buy Behr paint 1 or 2 system thingy?
it also says it needs to cure for 6-7 days in 70F? That will be middle of summer

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i dunno if i'll be at my parent's house for a couple days, but i'll try to swing by and take a picture of the can for ya

off the top of my head, i know it was some sort of deck paint and primer... it was recommended by the behr rep that just happened to be there stocking the shelves so i'm pretty confident it's the right stuff for the job.

i think it needed 72 hours to cure, so i ran a little heater in there overnight. i didn't give it the full amount of time so i need to touch it up a little after using it at bhf. here's a quick shot after i mounted the pit bull and added some vinyl tape to smooth out the edges


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Great job bro and nicely done.
thanks

if someone wants to come by and pick up these 2 cabinets, they're all yours - they're in decent shape. i got something a little bigger that has all the storage i'm gonna need:


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