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|Author||Topic: Rusting trailer|
posted 03-28-2007 07:36 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 03-28-2007 09:32 AM ET (US)
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!
posted 03-28-2007 10:31 PM ET (US)
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
posted 03-31-2007 03:36 PM ET (US)
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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