Rust on trailer - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-21-2012, 01:03 PM   #1
Member
 
Name: Linda
Trailer: compact jr
New York
Posts: 58
Rust on trailer

Hoping to get some opinions. The frame/trailer of my compact junior has been painted, however I know there is rust under that paint! I dont have the means to take the camper apart, but would like to get at that rust and stop it. Any chemicals you guys know that I can put on it to neutralize that rust? Or does it have to be scraped and then dealt with?
Thanks!
__________________

__________________
raddar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2012, 01:34 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Name: Ron
Trailer: Trillium 13 ft (green grape)
Ontario
Posts: 445
Usually a good scrapping and then wire brushed followed by a good coat of RUSTOLIUM rust paint.

Ron
__________________

__________________
RRJR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2012, 02:27 PM   #3
Member
 
Name: John
Trailer: 99 Scamp 16
Idaho
Posts: 45
POR15 rust preventative paint can be applied directly to the rusted part and will help prevent rust. POR15, Inc. - Stop Rust Permanently - Repair Gas & Fuel Tanks
__________________
camper1887 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2012, 02:30 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Name: Steve
Trailer: Bigfoot, Trillium, Scamp 5th Wheel
Spokane Wa. and Las Vegas, Nv.
Posts: 1,312
Registry
Naval Jelly!
__________________
Steve Hammel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2012, 11:55 PM   #5
Member
 
Name: Linda
Trailer: compact jr
New York
Posts: 58
Naval Jelly? You find that at Lowes or Walmart? JUST KIDDING
__________________
raddar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2012, 05:48 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Name: Eric
Trailer: Scamp 13
Michigan
Posts: 255
In my experience, POR15 is the serious stuff to use. Anything that tells you to absolutely not allow it to get on the rim of the can because it will bond the lid to can when you put the cover on is good stuff.

Rustoleum is still a solid alternative, less expensive, more available, and a little easier to work with but often requires the occasional touch up.

I still do good prep work for any paint job because I usually am happier with the result if I do.
__________________
ericw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2012, 05:53 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 24,434
Quote:
Originally Posted by raddar View Post
Hoping to get some opinions. The frame/trailer of my compact junior has been painted, however I know there is rust under that paint! I dont have the means to take the camper apart, but would like to get at that rust and stop it. Any chemicals you guys know that I can put on it to neutralize that rust? Or does it have to be scraped and then dealt with?
Thanks!
I don't know of any product or paint that you can apply over the top of paint that will neutralize rust UNDER the paint.

I second or third POR15, but first you have to remove the paint that's currently on the frame. You don't have to remove the rust however, that's what POR15 is for...
__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2012, 07:42 AM   #8
Raz
Senior Member
 
Raz's Avatar
 
Name: Raz
Trailer: Trillium 2010
Vermont
Posts: 4,066
I noticed some surface rust on the rear frame of our truck. (It took 4 hours to remove the 4 carriage bolts that hold the bumper.) Donna and others often mention POR 15 so I went to their web site. I came away thinking the stuff would be too dangerous for me to use. I went with rustoleum primer for rusty metal. The satin black top coat goes on today if it gets warm enough. The bumper goes back on with 4 stainless steel bolts. Happy painting, Raz
__________________
Raz is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2012, 07:55 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Thomas G.'s Avatar
 
Name: Kinga DeRode
Trailer: For Sale Or Rent
Rooms to Let 50 Cents
Posts: 5,103
My contrarian view - I wouldn't worry about it. If the rust is extensive enough to cause structural damage, the paint will flake off.

If you really want to strip it, use a chemical paint stripper, then a wire wheel on a grinder to polish it to bare metal. Follow up with a good quality paint made for rusty metal.
__________________
UHaul and Burro owners, join the UHaul Campers on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/529276933859491/
Thomas G. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2012, 08:37 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Name: Ron
Trailer: Trillium 13 ft (green grape)
Ontario
Posts: 445
Seems a new Chasie would be a lot less work !

Ron
__________________
RRJR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2012, 02:16 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Name: Mike
Trailer: 1984 13' UHaul
Louisiana
Posts: 543
Registry
While POR-15 is the more used product (hey, advertising does work!), I've use Master Series Silver and had great success. Basically, they are the same type of product.
They seal out the atmosphere. No oxygen, no more rust. You should knock off any flaking rust though.
Rustoleum is ok for a temporary fix.
There are many types of rust treatments but look for the kind that has phosphoric acid in it.
__________________
itlives is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2012, 05:23 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Name: Eddie
Trailer: 2014 Escape 21
Virginia
Posts: 1,556
Metal Treatment

Jasco Prep and Primer (Lowes), Phosphoric Plus (Home Depot) and OSPHO causes iron oxide (rust) to chemically change to iron phosphate - an inert, hard substance that turns the metal black. This is the best stuff for treating rusted surfaces but you have to get down to bare metal/rust for treatment.
Eddie
__________________
Eddie Longest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2012, 05:26 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Name: Mike
Trailer: 1984 13' UHaul
Louisiana
Posts: 543
Registry
Jasco is what I use. I couldn't remember the name - thanks!
__________________
itlives is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2012, 06:36 PM   #14
Raz
Senior Member
 
Raz's Avatar
 
Name: Raz
Trailer: Trillium 2010
Vermont
Posts: 4,066
Finally got to my painting yesterday. It's a good thing I used rustoleum. Had I used POR 15 I would have had to go around looking like a Holstein for a very long time. Raz
Attached Images
 
__________________

__________________
Raz is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rust stains IanWR Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 11 07-09-2011 02:17 PM
Rust, Rust Everywhere! Rick Harmer Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10 09-20-2009 10:37 PM
rust spots Ricky 4 Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 4 07-10-2008 07:58 PM
Rust Legacy Posts Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 6 02-27-2003 07:36 PM
Rust on Trailer Legacy Posts Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 2 11-01-2002 02:26 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.