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Old 06-13-2016, 12:48 AM   #11
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Even though, this would be a warranty issue on mine, it's not something I'd want a shop doing and certainly too far to Chilli. I would only trust myself to correct this on mine and it's mostly labor. Reace reads the forum and it's been discussed several times, so I'm sure it's an area he's already looking at. I heard he also hired a Quality Manager recently and I doubt mine would have made it past a QM with the rust spots and the drips from overspraying.
With hiring a Mr. QM Reace couldn't have done better.
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Old 06-13-2016, 03:06 AM   #12
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It wasn't an Escape, or a trailer at all, but our Triumph Spitfire noticeably rusted on the underside when parked on dirt for a year. I assumed that the soil stayed wet much longer than a paved surface, exposing the car to more humid conditions. Of course, it's a British sports car, so it would probably rust when stored indoors in a desert - I dread looking under it now (it's in the garage).
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Old 06-13-2016, 11:46 AM   #13
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I noticed rust on my trailer bumper after my trip to pick up the trailer in 2014. I sprayed the problem area with Rustoleum, but I think I need to inspect the entire frame and fix any more spots. I don't have the foam insulation. What's the best way to repaint the frame, or at least the problem areas?

Yes, I know it sounds like a basic question, but someone might recommend better paint or technique that I'm not aware of.
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Old 06-13-2016, 12:04 PM   #14
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I'm going to try POR-15 although I have no experience with it other then just using it on the trailers step. Supposed to be good stuff. Used Rustoleum on the step last year and it's already rusted again.

With POR-15 you need to top coat it if it'll be exposed to UV's.

Did find out that if you get paint around the cans rim, once you reseal the paint can it does not want to reopen. I bought a 5 pack of small cans as opposed to a cheaper quart for this reason. It's paint like thin tar.
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Old 06-13-2016, 12:37 PM   #15
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I noticed rust on my trailer bumper after my trip to pick up the trailer in 2014. I sprayed the problem area with Rustoleum, but I think I need to inspect the entire frame and fix any more spots. I don't have the foam insulation. What's the best way to repaint the frame, or at least the problem areas?

Yes, I know it sounds like a basic question, but someone might recommend better paint or technique that I'm not aware of.
If you crawl under to inspect the frame I think you'll likely find a difference between the front and rear of the cross members. The fronts could be in the worst condition from road debris. On the fronts I scraped and sanded until I had pretty shiny metal. On the rear in some places the rust wasn't too bad but the paint was flaking off. I used a putty knife and scraped the loose stuff off. The rears were less work than the fronts.

Lot's of folks building or restoring car frames use Por-15. Great stuff.

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Old 06-13-2016, 12:45 PM   #16
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If you crawl under to inspect the frame I think you'll likely find a difference between the front and rear of the cross members. The fronts could be in the worst condition from road debris. On the fronts I scraped and sanded until I had pretty shiny metal. On the rear in some places the rust wasn't too bad but the paint was flaking off. I used a putty knife and scraped the loose stuff off. The rears were less work than the fronts.

Lot's of folks building or restoring car frames use Por-15. Great stuff.

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Ron, Tremclad or Por15 ? Found the rear of trailer needed paint when we got home after. The step have already painted twice . The Rustolum doesn't hold up . Pat
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Old 06-13-2016, 01:23 PM   #17
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Ron, Tremclad or Por15 ? Found the rear of trailer needed paint when we got home after. The step have already painted twice . The Rustolum doesn't hold up . Pat
I don't kow if there is a real difference between them, but I use paint with a brush Rust-Oleum. Considerable thicker than the spray stuff, and it seems to hold up better.
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Old 06-13-2016, 01:40 PM   #18
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I don't kow if there is a real difference between them, but I use paint with a brush Rust-Oleum. Considerable thicker than the spray stuff, and it seems to hold up better.
Yes I have found that using a brush is better then spray . Painted whole house using rollers and brushes and found it lasts longer . To spray they have to thin paint . Glad to know you have had good luck with Rustolum because I have lot's of it ,black. Will then just make sure where I need to repaint is clean and use brush . I guess unless frame is powder coated , this is a maintenance item on trailer . Thanks Jon . Pat
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Old 06-13-2016, 01:46 PM   #19
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My '94 Tacoma had a lot of rust on the frame. The local body shop sandblasted and sprayed on Rust Bullet for me.

I had researched and purchased the Rust Bullet as the body shop was not familiar with it. He asked me to bring the Tacoma back in a couple times so he could see how well it was working. He said he had not had a lot of luck with other products, but was impressed with how well the Rust Bullet was holding up to our Wisconsin road salt attacks. I sold it after a couple of years so I can't say how much longer it lasted than that.
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Old 06-13-2016, 01:47 PM   #20
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I've been using chassis saver on my utility trailer frame and on my '66 f100 and anything else I want to protect from rusting out. It's like Por15 in that it needs to be top coated because it has no UV protection. Even without a top coat it's good for 4-5 years, it just turns grey. If you use Por 15 or Chassis saver or that type rust coating when you put the lid back on blow some propane gas or some kind of inert gas in the can and then put a piece of plastic (saran wrap or half of a baggie) between the lid and the can. The product will stay usable longer.
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