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Jim D posted 03-28-2007 07:36 AM ET (US)   Profile for Jim D   Send Email to Jim D  
The trailer for my 2003 Montauk 170 sits all year close to the beach in the salt air. It is rusting up significantly. I always spray it down with fresh water after use (once in spring, once in fall). Other than that, I am looking for a way to slow down the rusting. Rust is most severe at hardware parts and at the pulley mechanism.
Is there anything I can do to remove/retard the rust? I do not want to sand or wire brush for fear of removing the galvanized finish. Thanks.

Waretown NJ

ScottS posted 03-28-2007 09:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for ScottS  Send Email to ScottS     
Since you only use the trailer at the beginning and end of the season why don't you spray those parts with oil such as WD-40? Everything rusts at the beach. You just need to get used to replacing things more often. Just don't try to spray your barbeque grill with WD-40 like a friend of mine did - his whole grill caught on fire!


contender posted 03-28-2007 10:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for contender  Send Email to contender     
LPS three, will not stop the cancer but will slow it down, If you would put this stuff on a new trailer before using it, it will never rust, best stuff I have ever found. You should have your trailer sand blasted on the rusted parts, and spray coat it with cold galvanize. Follow over the cold galvanize with the LPS. I do not understand why your pulleys are rusting,(this is your winch?). Some winches are just cheap steel and rust like crazy, The best winch I have found hands down (other than my wife) is made by Shelby Industries made in USA...good luck
fadams posted 03-31-2007 03:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for fadams  Send Email to fadams     
contender, I just bought a new aluminum trailer today. How far does the aerosol can of LPS3 go? If I buy the gallon container how do you apply it? With a rag, brush, or pump sprayer? Thanks, Frank

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