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02-14-2012, 10:17 AM
I bought a can of the color matched spray can paint from my dealer for my trailer tongue and I wanted to ask a question or two before I start my repair. I know the factory bakes the painted trailers in an oven after spraying the color but am I going to get a reasonable result by using a can of paint that will look as good as the factory paint job?

I know to scuff the areas to be painted so not to have the high and low spots.

I thought I would tape off/up and paint the entire swing away so not to spot light any areas that may have faded over time. Thoughts?

02-14-2012, 11:34 AM
i did the exact same thing with our trailer a couple of years ago. had local shop match and order paint in spray cans. sanded entire trailer, taped off needed areas. Does it look better? - yes. Did most of it remain on?- Yes Some paint on the swing away tongue didn't stay on and axles look like they did before i repainted. Overall i felt it was a worthwhile project.

02-14-2012, 11:45 AM
I will also use a self ecthing primer...grey in color if I can find it. I have black primer on hand.