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Old 09-22-2013, 03:37 PM   #1
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Paint frame

I would like to paint the frame on my travel trailer to minimize rust in the future. Any suggestions from anyone and materials used as in POR 15.?
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Old 09-22-2013, 04:59 PM   #2
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Painted mine with Rust-Oleum and a brush, looks good on second year.
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Old 09-22-2013, 05:19 PM   #3
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I'm very familiar with POR-15, and it is a great preservative paint. The one thing that you have to do to make it work properly is to start with clean metal - that is, with no rust, grease, corrosion, or loose paint. It has to be either sandblasted, or scrubbed thoroughly with a wire brush. Anything left on the surface will interfere with proper adhesion. Unless you have a really small area to paint, or don't mind a fair amount of cleaning, I would agree with previous post and use Rust-Oleum or some other paint that can cover rust or scale. It is also much cheaper than POR-15.
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I use Rust Converter as a primer then a rattle can of Rustoleum.

Do the same thing for my cars and trucks.

If I am undercoating, I use truck bed liner.

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Old 09-22-2013, 06:46 PM   #5
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Thanks for the suggestion. I think Rust-Oleum wins out. I plan on painting the bumper, tongue and as much of the frame as possible. We camp at the coast and I understand humidity can affect the adhesion with the POR-15. Thanks again.
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Old 09-22-2013, 10:26 PM   #6
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POR-15 is a great rust converter.. but it is not UV stable so you have to paint over it..
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If you paint your frame after its rusty you waited too long. I paint stuff before rust rears it's ugly head...just one of those little things I picked up along life's pathway. But to answer your question, I scrub my frame with Purple Power detergent and water, rinse thoroughly, let dry and rattle can black gloss Rust Oleum.
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Every year in the late spring I will look for rust spots on the frame or bumper. I then sand them and spay paint with Rustoleum. It has kept my tt in tip top condition with very little work.
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