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Old 02-22-2017, 11:33 AM
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My Skeeter trailer made by EZ Loader has the armor type coating and I have rust coming out in numerous spots. The frame is not chipped, so that is good, but in places like where the jack stand is bolted on the coating is buckled and rust showing.
The "lineX" kind of armor coatings are terrible and actually rust the steel product basically from the inside out! My brother built off road bumpers for a while and would have them sprayed with a lineX type material and they looked great for a few years but then would start to bubble. Peel the bubble and there is still steel attached to the lineX BUT a whole junk of rotten steel has flaked off the 3/16" actual bumper steel!

Nice thing about galvanizing is that because its dipped in the cleaning solution (almost like a liquid sand blaster) it cleans all the mill scale and everything off the inside and outside then a dip or two in the galvanize tank coats absolutely everything and everywhere! Wouldn't have it any other way anymore!

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Old 02-23-2017, 11:57 AM
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The "lineX" kind of armor coatings are terrible and actually rust the steel product basically from the inside out! My brother built off road bumpers for a while and would have them sprayed with a lineX type material and they looked great for a few years but then would start to bubble. Peel the bubble and there is still steel attached to the lineX BUT a whole junk of rotten steel has flaked off the 3/16" actual bumper steel!

Nice thing about galvanizing is that because its dipped in the cleaning solution (almost like a liquid sand blaster) it cleans all the mill scale and everything off the inside and outside then a dip or two in the galvanize tank coats absolutely everything and everywhere! Wouldn't have it any other way anymore!

Ryan
If your brothers project bubbled like that its because he only got one side sprayed.
Rust bubbles in paint/coatings are from rust penetrating from the back side of the panel.
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Old 02-25-2017, 07:18 PM
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MY 1997 galvanized trailer is 20 years old, and I expect it to last another 20 years. How long will your steel trailer last, even painted or powder coated? Seems the average on this thread is 5-8 years before the rust shows through. Key- rust shows through. You can't paint the inside of a boxed trailer frame, it starts rusting the day it leaves the factory. As noted in previous posts, attachments break the paint seal and allow rusting to begin immediately.

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Old 02-26-2017, 06:09 AM
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I'm not concerned about the rust or corrosion I can see. It's what I can't see that concerns me. Galvanized isn't as pretty as paint the first few years, but after that?

My grandpa told my dad and my dad told me "to never buy anything that can rust, it's a poor investment". Good advice if you can follow it.

Wish my trailer was galvanized. Next one will be new and galvanized. I'll take function over form any day.

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Old 02-26-2017, 07:41 AM
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I have owned painted and galvanized, now I own aluminum. I'm glad it was an option for my American Angler. It was more money but this will be my boat for a long time and I know the trailer will last forever. I fish from the day the ice is gone until the day the ice comes in upstate New York.


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Old 02-26-2017, 07:44 AM
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I have owned painted and galvanized, now I own aluminum. I'm glad it was an option for my American Angler. It was more money but this will be my boat for a long time and I know the trailer will last forever. I fish from the day the ice is gone until the day the ice comes in upstate New York.


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Old 02-26-2017, 08:44 AM
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Fished yesterday and will tomorrow, too windy today.


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Old 02-26-2017, 10:09 AM
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Galvanized if this is a long term investment.
Painted if you are going to sell the boat next year.

My 1 year old painted karavan trailer is starting to rust at the swingaway tongue.
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Old 02-26-2017, 10:21 AM
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When I purchased my current old boat in WI a couple of years ago, the Shorelandr trailer was a mass of rust. After I got home here to Fla, I dropped the boat on the ground, took as much as I could off the trailer and off to the sandblaster. After 2.5 hrs of blasting and $225, I had a completely rust free trailer, wiped it down with acetone, primed with Rustoleum industrial primer. Took a week, then another week to paint with Rustoleum Industrial gray. So Far so good. This was my 1st painted trailer in years. All my prior trailers were galvanized, 0 rust or corrosion issues. Never will have a painted trailer again if I can help it. Of course for some image is everything.
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Old 03-05-2017, 06:58 AM
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Aluminum always looks better than galvanized and can be painted, too. Galvanized can eventually corrode, but aluminum won't.
When you say eventually, what time frame are you talking about? Galvanized products can be painted and is done every day.
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