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Old July 17th, 2013, 01:49 PM
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I'm still undecided but leaning towards stripping it myself and slopping paint on it. I read that this Epoxy All Weather Paint is really good for what it is. If I had an unlimited budget and a convenient way to transport it to/from stripper/galvanizer/powder coater I would not hesitate to go that route.

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If you are dipping the trailer in fresh water you can get away with painting it. If you are going into anything brackish or salty then you must galvanize, no question. Generally the prices are $250 for the first 500 lbs and 250 for each 500 over that. Doubt that you have more than 500 lbs of steel in a 22 foot trailer. Only trick is transporting a dismantled trailer to the galvy place.
I can find about a gazillion 22 foot trailers around here for cheap, so for me it wouldn't be worth the hassle. I would probably just slop on a bunch of rustoleum and go with it. When the trailer rusts i'd touch it up with more paint, or find another trailer.
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Old August 13th, 2013, 02:24 PM
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I got some quotes for galvanizing the trailer today. One place wanted $1200 flat chargé (not including sand blast) and the other place is asking 90 cents per lbs including sand blasting. Any idea what a bare 22" steel trailer might weigh without wheels?
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Are you getting that price from an actual galvanizer, or some middleman?

The only places you should deal with are the enormous facilities with huge acid and molten zinc tanks.

Prices should be around 45 cents a pound or less.

They should be able to "burn off" any existing finish in the zinc tank.
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Old August 13th, 2013, 02:50 PM
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Ed don't forget that with burning/stripping the real cost was about $1/lb for our stuff so $0.95 is right about what we paid.
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Old August 13th, 2013, 02:51 PM
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Actual. They have a 26' and a 43' kettle. 75 cents/lbs for galv and 15 cents for sand blast. I think those are our only two options here in Portland. For $1100 I can get a galvanized trailer with a zodiac and a 30 hp engine that is currently on craigslist so obviously it doesn't make sense to galvanize if its $1200. Any idea what my trailer might weigh roughly?
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Take it to your local recycling center and weigh it. I don't see you getting away with less than $500 though
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Ed don't forget that with burning/stripping the real cost was about $1/lb for our stuff so $0.95 is right about what we paid.
Affirmative! I should have added "for an extra fee" to the burnoff part.
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Any idea what my trailer might weigh roughly?
Measure the steel dimensions and gauge (probably 2x4 tube or 2x3 tube).

Use this as a guide. These will get you close: http://www.saginawpipe.com/square_rectangular_tube.htm
http://www.saginawpipe.com/rectangular_tubing_chart.htm
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Thanks Thom! I'll give that a try.
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