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Old 06-13-2016, 12:43 PM   #1
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Truck bed liner/rocker guard bigfoot trailer

I have a 1991 17foot Bigfoot trailer .The previous owner repaired the fiber glass on the front of the trailer and of course it dosnt match.There are also rock chips and rub marks as well and all blemishes are below the halfway mark.I'm thinking about covering this area with Truck bed liner or rocker guard
rubberized compound to hide the issues and for added protection from rocks.Anyone else try this?
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Old 06-13-2016, 02:21 PM   #2
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I did it with Grizzly Grip. Easy to apply with a roller or brush, but it's not as thick as bed liner. Available in colors, company is in Florida, has a website but you have to call to order
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Old 06-13-2016, 02:28 PM   #3
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Escape trailers uses Rhino on their front cargo boxes to protect the trailer (and the box) from road debris. Comes in colors:

Rhino Linings Media, Spray on Bed Liner, Spray Bed Liners | Rhino Linings
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Old 06-13-2016, 02:30 PM   #4
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I haven't done this on a trailer but I have done so on my Ranger's front bumper. Dupli-Color goes on smooth and is very durable.
I'm sure there are many brands and colors which can do as well, both spray and roller applied. If rolling, take a look at micro rollers for a finer finish.

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Old 06-13-2016, 05:01 PM   #5
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I did some of the front of my trailer with a product from monstaliner.com and it worked well. I had to order the white tint and another of beige tint to get the color to come close to the original Bigfoot color. It only took a very small amount of the beige to add to the white. They will send you color samples and talk you thru the tinting process. It is a roll on 2 coat process. I was very happy with the finished result.
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Old 06-14-2016, 10:06 PM   #6
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I had a screwed on rubber guard on the front of my 1980 bigfoot trailer when I bought it, when I removed it it left tons of screw holes in the fiberglass and there was minor damage underneath, I took the trailer to line-X and had them coat the front of my trailer almost half way up with spray in bed liner, it filled in every imperfection and seems very durable against impacts, highly recommend going this route
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Old 06-19-2016, 10:48 AM   #7
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I did some of the front of my trailer with a product from monstaliner.com and it worked well. I had to order the white tint and another of beige tint to get the color to come close to the original Bigfoot color. It only took a very small amount of the beige to add to the white. They will send you color samples and talk you thru the tinting process. It is a roll on 2 coat process. I was very happy with the finished result.
Glad to here you were happy with this product because we also purchased it but just haven't applied it yet.
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Old 06-19-2016, 11:05 AM   #8
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Something like this is on the front of my car..clear bra etc....there's different types . It's good stuff and clear
3M Chip Guard | Paint Protection Film | 3M Vinyl | Vehicle Wraps in Ontario
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Old 06-19-2016, 12:16 PM   #9
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I sprayed 3 coats of the rocker panel guard material on the front of my trailer last year before heading up past the Arctic Circle. After many miles on gravel roads I found it didn't help much at all. In fact the rocks punched a hole right through the fiberglass on one front side. Part of the reason was the difference in height between my trailer and the truck. I have an 8" drop hitch, good rubber mudflaps on the truck but not long enough to prevent rocks spraying back.

After some online investigation I ordered a set of Monstaliner sample chips in the colours I thought would go with my trailer. They were free and came via regular mail even though I live in Canada.

Their website has lots of information on the application process - it's a roll-on material. It's very thick and looks indestructible. Expensive, yes, but you don't need much just to do the front of your trailer.

There are good reviews on the web about this material that convinced me this is the way to go. As soon as I get the fiberglass repaired and the remaining old rocker panel guard material removed I will be applying the Monstaliner.

Also going to extend my mudflaps on the 4 x 4 truck!

Anyone else used this material for their trailer?
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