How to prevent rust on a trailer?

How to prevent rust on a trailer?

Rust is inevitable, you can’t stop it. Quite often this is what you hear from many people. If you read Benjamin Franklin’s quote “Nothing in this world is certain except death and taxes,” you will note that rust is not mentioned. Rust happens because we let it happen, we allow our trailers to deteriorate and when the paint is removed the trailer is exposed to the weather elements.

One main reason trailers and other vehicles rust out is that the rust is allowed to spread and become worse eventually creating holes on the trailer. Once the rust starts it continues to grow with every rain drop and with every trip down a wet highway or even on days with a bit of dew. Luckily for all you trailer owners the rust can be repaired and removed. How do we do this you ask? Firstly the rust must be removed completely, one of the ways to remove rust is sandblasting. By sand blasting the trailer will be brought back to bare metal

Lets discuss our latest project. Our customer Bill brought his boat trailer in to be spray painted. The guards had accumulated bed rust spots which had began eating away at the steel creating holes. We recommended to sandblast the trailer and etch prime it to prevent further rust. Once the trailer was sandblasted this would allow Bill to check how bad the rust damage was. Bill took the trailer to a repair place and had new guards welded on.
The trailer has now been spray painted. Check out the photo’s of how good the trailer looks now and most importantly the trailer is now fully protected from further rusting.