Originally Posted by theresa p
hi everyone....i am wondering if anyone who has had some sort of stone/rock protector applied to their rig could advise me on the pros..and possible cons...of getting this done. dennis has checked out linex and so far, they seem the best option...but we ALWAYS start here at the forum getting the TRUE expert opinions!!
There is the do it yourself spray cans that you can purchase at Canadian Tire for example. I have seen a few jobs that people have done. Probably not as nice job as a professional , but is cheaper.
Now I had a unusual trailer I thing. I own a 17' Boler
trasiler made in 1977 in Calgary Alberta, and like I said unusual beacuse it came with a rubber mat stone guard just like some of the 13 footers did. It was factory original as it was exactly the same matting. This trailer had been left at a lake for 19 years unused, and the front of the trailer faced directly south into the sun. The rubber matting was in pretty rough shape by the time I got the trailer. I tore of the remaininly and sanded of the contact cement used to hold it in place. I went to an autobody shop that advertised truckliner spray and I enquied about it sticking to fiberglass. No problems he said. It cost me $100 , back tens years ago and it looks just as good now as it did when first applied.
I did remove all of the batteries and propane
tanks, to make it easier and I had them follow the original outline of the matting. Pleae insist that they paper the enitr trailer as the spray that I had put on was hot, and if you do't take the time to cover everything, you will have tiny little specs of black everywhere. They have a few colours available, but black holds up the best. Three coats and she was done. The funny thing that over the first summer , I made alot of short camping trips and I took the trailer to the car wash to spray off the bug residue. The black stone guard wasn't looking as black anymore. I asked the autobody shop why and he said it was do to the soap getting in all of the tiny crevices and making the black look a little chalky. The guy said to take a tire brush and some clean water, no soap and the brush and water would remove the chalk. He was right and it still looks goood today. They used a Lynex product but there is Rhino as well. Not sure which is better, Just get them to use alot of paper to cover.