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#12277260 - 06/03/17 06:26 PM painting a boat trailer
Kens3313 Offline
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Registered: 11/14/05
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Loc: Conroe, TX
I'm wanting to paint my boat trailer sometime soon. What is a good paint to use? Was debating on if I should try the bed liner stuff like legend boats use or just paint it close to the same color green it already is. If I did use bed liner I want it to have a gloss look and not turn dull looking after a year. Any help would be appreciated.
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#12277268 - 06/03/17 06:32 PM Re: painting a boat trailer [Re: Kens3313]
FXfromTx Online   content
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Registered: 11/01/16
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I like Tuff Coat. Comes in just about any color you could imagine. I haven't applied it myself but have seen 2 trailers that had it and it is great looking.

http://www.basspro.com/Tuff-Coat-Rubberized-NonSkid-Coating/product/74554/
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#12277390 - 06/03/17 08:01 PM Re: painting a boat trailer [Re: Kens3313]
jackwabbit Online   content
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Registered: 10/06/08
Posts: 262
Loc: Rowlett TX
If you don't want it to dull don't use bed liner.

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#12277555 - 06/03/17 10:00 PM Re: painting a boat trailer [Re: Kens3313]
Bossbowman Offline
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Registered: 03/14/05
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Loc: Hill county
The DIY bedliner stuff is junk, have it sprayed on professionally, & they have a UV additive they can add for extra $ that will keep the wet gloss look and not go dull.


Edited by Bossbowman (06/03/17 10:01 PM)

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#12277614 - 06/03/17 11:26 PM Re: painting a boat trailer [Re: Kens3313]
Bobby Milam Online   content
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Registered: 07/13/14
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Loc: Arlington
Any place around you can have it dipped?

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#12277821 - 06/04/17 08:38 AM Re: painting a boat trailer [Re: Kens3313]
Kens3313 Offline
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Loc: Conroe, TX
Yea i dont want the dull looking bed liner, wish they made better do it yourself stuff. Have it dipped? Like powder paint?
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#12278672 - 06/04/17 09:18 PM Re: painting a boat trailer [Re: Kens3313]
dhelms Offline
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Get a quality paint from a quality dealer

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#12278759 - 06/04/17 10:31 PM Re: painting a boat trailer [Re: Kens3313]
Troutnout Offline
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Registered: 05/31/14
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Any bedliner will dull through time. However it is much better than paint. If you are going to paint it, make sure you use a good epoxy sealer under the basecoat. I prefer Dupont or PPG.
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#12278766 - 06/04/17 10:39 PM Re: painting a boat trailer [Re: Kens3313]
scruboak Online   content
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Registered: 03/11/03
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Loc: Cisco,tx
if you use paint make sure to use a hardner, I did my smoker trailer and didnt and now I have a job ahead of me .

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#12278799 - 06/04/17 11:03 PM Re: painting a boat trailer [Re: Kens3313]
triton_21 Offline
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Registered: 11/18/13
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I used one of the do it yourself kits from Autozone. Worked great. It will dull, but I just spray it with tire gloss when I wash the boat. Looks great and will last about a month or so. Just an idea.

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#12278873 - 06/05/17 04:06 AM Re: painting a boat trailer [Re: scruboak]
Troutnout Offline
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Originally Posted By: scruboak
if you use paint make sure to use a hardner, I did my smoker trailer and didnt and now I have a job ahead of me .


You do not want to use an enamel on the trailer. It will dull just like bedliner. Used a catalyzed clearcoat on top of a basecoat.
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#12278925 - 06/05/17 07:07 AM Re: painting a boat trailer [Re: Kens3313]
reeltexan Offline
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Registered: 03/03/06
Posts: 2359
Loc: Ovilla, TEXAS

English Color for automotive quality paints.
Epoxy paint is very durable.
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#12279872 - 06/05/17 04:41 PM Re: painting a boat trailer [Re: scruboak]
Bossbowman Offline
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Registered: 03/14/05
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Loc: Hill county
Originally Posted By: scruboak
if you use paint make sure to use a hardner, I did my smoker trailer and didnt and now I have a job ahead of me .
If your determined to go the DIY route use tractor/implement paint and add the hardener, that stuff won't chip.

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#12279935 - 06/05/17 05:16 PM Re: painting a boat trailer [Re: Kens3313]
Rick Collis Offline
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Registered: 02/09/07
Posts: 495
Loc: Lake Fork, Texas
This stuff is the real deal. Add urethane clear coat.
http://www.tcpglobal.com/Custom-Bedliner/?gclid=CO_Ftt_cp9QCFQypaQod7acIgg
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