rhino lining a boat trailer

Has anyone rhino lined there boat trailer or thought about it. It hard to keep it clean and rust free from rock chips. Any input on do it yourself kits for pickup boxes or what brand adheres good?

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I did my trailer last year with a do it yourself kits from hedauls. Did a light sanding with 80 grit sand paper and sprayed it on. Trailer was in pretty rough shape as far as surface rust. Still looks good. I just did a quick cheap job.the right way would be to get the trailer sandblasted and than spray bedliner on.

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I wish i could spray in on but i kindof stuff with a roller and some brushes. I dont want to drive to the lake to unload the boat and deal with it at the landing. I dont know of anyone in minot that has a boat lift. Plus i am wanting to replace bunker boards at the same time. Anyone know of on in minot that could be rented or ever had a dealership put it on another trailer to free up the one im working on? or anything of that nature to free up a trailer.

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spray it on but kindof stuck is what i meant to say.

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have prairie truck sandblast it, then talk to praxair or hedahls about which liner you want to use and if it would need a primer over the sand blasted metal for the bedliner you choose.  epoxy based primers work best on fresh sandblasted steel.  Make sure you refinish it asap after its sandblasted, that rust starts to form again pretty quick.

If you do it right that trailer should last longer than the boat.

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multi species angler,

 Do you know of a boat lift around or any suggestions of what to do with the boat. Thats the problem that i have with that. I would really like to do it like that so it would be done right and have longevity instead of pissing around with it later.

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Linex is more durable than rhino,rhino starts to peel after the 1st year,so if you have a dealer in your area check out linex,we use it on our truck chassis's as well.

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don't know of any off the top of my head.  dock it at the lake or check with local boat dealers.  vallely's, minot motor marine, etc...

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This would be nice to do after the road construction around devils Lake.  my boat is taking a licking this year on those shit roads.  I am glad i don't have a brand new boat this year.

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I did the roll on Herculiner to my enclosed goose trailer.  I did both the fenders and the tongue.  I've been happy with it.  I took a grinder with steel wire brush on it and sanded it all down.  Cleaned it up with acetone and slapped a couple coats on.  I did my fenders a couple years ago and didn't get it on thick enough, had some bare metal show through and rust.  I cleaned all that up and recoated them and did the tongue.  Put on three coats super thick.  It covered much better, I have thought about painting over it for an added layer of protection from rust but have not done it yet.  Traveled with the trailer a lot of miles and over a ton of gravel last fall and am pretty happy.  Doesn't look as uniform as the spray on jobs but for the price I'm perfectly OK with it. 

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Won't this just mask the rusting. Been told its nearly impossible to stop it once it starts... Especially in a trailer where there is more than likely rust on the inside of the tubes that you can't get at.

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Anybody have any idea how much it'd cost a guy roughly to have it sandblasted and sprayed on? Let's say a 16ft trailer.



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between 650 and 1200 bucks to hire it out.

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H2Owarrior, get some old tires and you can set it right on the ground on them while you work on the trailer

Wet down the bunks good and hook the rear eyes to something like a big tree or another vehicle, etc with a tow strap unlatch the bow strap and pull it ahead slowly with your tow vehicle. and it will sit right down on the tires. 

To load it up wet down the bunks good again (spraying with armor all will help too) then hook the bow strap up and start cranking. this time leaving the trailer unhooked from your to vehicle.  The tongue will raise up quite a bit and its best to have a buddy or two to help tip it down when it starts sliding up.

I've done it this way two or three times with my 18' yarcraft. Just make sure you have a good winch strap.



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You can buy spray cans of bedliner at Napa.  Thats how I painted my truck rims, now they look super bad ass.  I'm sure it would work well for a boat trailer too.

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Get a galvanized trailer and you wont have the rust issue, had one under my boat for 4 yrs and travel all over western (shit roads) north dakota, not a lick of rust on my trailer.

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johnr Said:
Get a galvanized trailer and you wont have the rust issue, had one under my boat for 4 yrs and travel all over western (shit roads) north dakota, not a lick of rust on my trailer.

No kidding, too bad galvanized doesn't come in a color other than...galvanized.  In all honesty though, I have a galvanized trailer that must now be 7 years old.  Second set of rubber and second set of lights I have put on it and still no rust.

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Several years ago I had Glenn's Welding in Bismarck reinforce some areas of my trailer with weld, then sand blasted the back half and then sprayed truck box liner on it.  I have been very happy with it....gravel roads will chew it off in areas over time tho.  I thought Glenn's did a nice job and was reasonable altho I can't remember what it cost.  They also lifted the boat off the trailer and back on, all I had to do was drop it off, pick it up and right a check :)

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Has anyone used one of them small portable sandblaster from like sears. Just a 30-50 lbs hopper for the sand?? I would just ask them but they are always going to say they work good to get you to buy it. If they work good i guess me and the compressor,sandblaster,generator/liner are going to go to the boat landing to get boat off of the trailer and do battle with this project!!

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the only trouble with that is I think Prairie truck will sandblast it cheaper than you can buy a small sandblaster for.