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#12798033 - 06/19/18 03:20 PM needing to replace the runners on trailer
Madatu Offline
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Registered: 02/21/17
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Loc: Texas
i have an aluminum 20' lowe pontoon. i need the runners to be 18' but as big as i can find are 16, i do not want a splice. My question is should i use treated lumber green or yellow ? i heard that the chemical that they use in the treated wood deteriorated the aluminum.
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#12798187 - 06/19/18 05:04 PM Re: needing to replace the runners on trailer [Re: Madatu]
MAK747 Offline
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Registered: 05/08/09
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As long as the runners are carpeted I doubt they would be an issue with corrosion. You could always just get exterior grade lumber and the coat with fiberglass resin thinned with a bit of acetone. Even untreated exterior grade lumber will last a long time as long as you leave a bit of an opening in the carpet on the bottom of the runner for water to drain out.

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