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Unread 02-17-2011, 12:06 PM   #1
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My 1946 Bantam trailer renovation.

I am going to document the renovating of my Bantam trailer. I use renovating because I do not want to or have the funding to fully restore my off road trailer. I will do the necessary improvements and repairs to make it safe and capable to go on the occasional camping trip, cabin repair weekend, haul mulch etc.. and end of earth survival. My LJ is Electric Lime Green Pearl Coat in color with that said I plan on brush painting the trailer a olive drab as to compliment the Lime Green and not go to the expense of trying to color match (think of how would I be able to sell it if it lime green) with that said I figured it would look more in tune with the era and style of the trailer to be olive drab. I am choosing to brush it because I remember when I was in the Marine Corps we always touched up our vehicles that way. The bed I want to coat with a DIY bedliner this I will do in conjunction with the tub of my jeep at some point. I have the original combat wheels on it now I am going to paint the wheels that are in the bed flat black and put them on. Not sure what I will do with the combat wheels I do not really have a use for them right now.

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Unread 02-17-2011, 12:19 PM   #2
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Here are some pictures I took a few minutes ago. I will get the tires dismounted today and start prepping the wheels shortly.
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Unread 02-17-2011, 12:28 PM   #3
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Here are the rest.
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Unread 02-17-2011, 12:38 PM   #4
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Nice trailer there. Look forward to resto...
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Unread 02-17-2011, 04:00 PM   #5
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Scored today. I got a no charge on the breakdown of the wheels and tires. I sold my destroyed Ravine to the scrap yard for $11.63. I then bought two cans of rustolium one primer and one satin both black for the wheels. It looks like my wheel restore will be a very low cost.
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Unread 02-19-2011, 08:03 PM   #6
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I got the rims degreased yesterday and washed, sanded and scuffed. Today while I was waiting on the gasket maker to cure on my TJ I was able to get to the storage and prime the wheels. They turned out pretty good. I am not impressed with the Rustolium primer the nozzle spit out large spotty paint at times and collected around the large nozzle area so when you shook it it would sling paint out of the rim where it collected. It also spewed the propellant I'm guessing and that caused a couple of spots on one of the rims, that can be easily fixed with an extra step involved. Overall I believe they will be fine but I probably wont use the Rustolium again unless the top coat goes on much better.
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Here is the spots and the can after I was finished.
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I got the rims finish coated today they looked pretty good but they were still wet when I left them. I am really not happy with the quality of the rustolium paint cans they did not spray well at all.
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Unread 02-23-2011, 07:26 PM   #9
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The paint turned out good. I got the tires re mounted today I will pick them up tomorrow, they had to get a tube for one of the tires it would not hold air. I will try to get them on and post a couple of pics of the new (ly redone) wheels and tires.
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Unread 02-24-2011, 04:33 AM   #10
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That's the Rustoleum Rust Reformer, not their regular primer. I've used both, and the rust reformer does spray on "thick" and inconsistant / spotty, but I've never had any issues with their primers.

The rust reformer is basically their version of POR 15, I used it on some hard doors I am re-finishing. Seems to do the job well. I did sand down where it ran/spotted and then sprayed their regular "automotive primer" over top of that.

nice trailer.....and hello from NC
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Unread 02-24-2011, 06:39 AM   #11
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It was a good product I just did not care for the spray tip I think the problem is in the nozzle. I might try it again and put a regular nozzle on to see if it will spray better.
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Krylon, FTW! Look forward to seeing her resto'd.
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I got the wheels and tires back from the Woodys today. Overall they turned out good, they will look great on the trailer. Will hopefully find out tomorrow.
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I got the combat wheels off and the newly painted civilian wheels on.
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I got the hubs painted today and the lug nuts. I found out I should have painted the wheels flat so I couls touch up the wheels and the hubs at the same time. I also took notice to the original color which was on the backside of the combat wheels and hubs. It was green more of a regular shiny green but close enough for me.
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