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cal69
08-26-2013, 11:56 AM
I found myself in the same boat (no pun intended) as many earlier in the year. My trailer desperately needed paint and I was considering just taping it off and doing a rattle can job to cover up the bare & surface rusting steel. I finally decided that wanted to sand blast it and shoot with a spray gun to get a nice finish. I ended up borrowing a buddies' trailer to hold my PS205, so I didn't need to worry about hoisting it.
I borrowed a friend's blaster and had at it. The sand gets expensive since you need to use the fine stuff and I didn't try to re-use since I wanted to power through it.
Once blasted and cleaned out, I laid down 2-3 coats of Rust Bullet and followed with 2-3 coats of Rust Bullet Blackshell. No pics, but I added all new LED lights and rewired with all soldered and watertight connections. I am happy with the outcome but it was a lot of work and I'm not sure I'd do it again!
Pic #1 about 1/2 way through blasting.
Pic #2 after 2 coats of Rust Bullet.
Pic #3 after 1 coat of Blackshell.

CC2MC
08-26-2013, 03:56 PM
Nice job, and sweet Z28 in the garage!

thatsmrmastercraft
08-26-2013, 04:14 PM
Any plans for new wheels and tires to go with the new look? I might know a guy that can hook you up?

cal69
08-26-2013, 04:33 PM
Any plans for new wheels and tires to go with the new look? I might know a guy that can hook you up?

Actually, I am good on tires (<1 year on current set). But I am interested in new aluminum rims. Can you PM me with details on what you carry? thx.

Ski-me
08-26-2013, 04:44 PM
What type of blaster did you use? I was thinking about blasting mine as well as some car fenders....and saw a harbor freight 110 lb blaster for $130. Might be worth it for this much work.

http://www.harborfreight.com/110-lb-pressurized-abrasive-blaster-69724.html

cal69
08-26-2013, 05:18 PM
What type of blaster did you use? I was thinking about blasting mine as well as some car fenders....and saw a harbor freight 110 lb blaster for $130. Might be worth it for this much work.

http://www.harborfreight.com/110-lb-pressurized-abrasive-blaster-69724.html

Was an older blaster with about a 100lb or so pot. I do have a large compressor with the CFM to keep up with it. The key is keeping the sand dry and not allowing any moisture in the line. I used 00 fine sand. I tried a bag of Oly sand and all it did was clog the tip. I had to dump that out and go back to the finest grind I could get. Messy job to say the least. Nearly took me as long to clean it up than it did to blast the trailer.

I'm hoping the Rust Bullet lives up to the promises. It is very tough paint, just not sure it will really keep the rust away. Time will tell.

BARE5
08-26-2013, 07:31 PM
Where did you find the sand ?

cal69
08-26-2013, 07:51 PM
Where did you find the sand ?

Local builders supply. Pretty standard stuff out here on the west coast.