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Old 06-26-2020, 08:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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If you ever buy a duck boat, make sure you get a GALVANIZED trailer...I got this trailer with my first boat in 2005 and it's been a nightmare trying to keep it from rusting...The salty muddy Farmington Bay roads are brutal. This is the fourth time wire wheeling the trailer to paint. 10 hours to wire wheel and paint.
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Old 06-26-2020, 09:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you ever buy a duck boat, make sure you get a GALVANIZED trailer...I got this trailer with my first boat in 2005 and it's been a nightmare trying to keep it from rusting...The salty muddy Farmington Bay roads are brutal. This is the fourth time wire wheeling the trailer to paint. 10 hours tp wire wheel and paint.[IMG class=inlineimg]https://utahwildlife.net/forum/images/smilies/icon_mad.gif[/IMG]
Take it to Williamson Ocean, best trailer repairs around. They’ll sandblast and powder coat it for, make it look like new.
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If you've taken 10hrs every time to polish your "turd" your getting real close to the cost of a new Galvanized trailer aren't you? If you don't mind cleaning and painting it every 3 years I guess its not an issue..
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If you've taken 10hrs every time to polish your "turd" your getting real close to the cost of a new Galvanized trailer aren't you? If you don't mind cleaning and painting it every 3 years I guess its not an issue..
I would be money ahead...The price difference at the time was $150 more for the galvanized....
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Two words: Rust Converter

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Boat trailers are such a joy. They take a beating for sure. When we built mine I had it galvanized by a company out on the old Bingham Highway. They did a good job. If you plan on keeping your rig buy a new trailer & sell the old one with the grease able axles. You'll like it.
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Years ago a friend of mine was a off-shore rig mechanic, and they used something similar to the rust converter. It sealed the steel and wouldn't allow rust to form again where applied. He gave me a small sample to test out and I was amazed. This was back in 1987.


The best way to apply is to spray it on so you don't contaminate the entire product.
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Any progress?
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Old 06-29-2020, 08:37 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Any progress?
This thing is so pitted, it's not worthy of sandblasting or powdercoating. It's got paint on it again and should be good for another 3 or 4 years.

And I put new LED marker lights on it today.
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Old 06-29-2020, 09:12 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I bought a pretty well used duck boat earlier this year. I planned on painting the trailer at some point, but thought it was good. This happened on the way home from itís maiden voyage w/ me.
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