Originally Posted by RollingontheRitz
Hi I am new to this site and a new owner of a 1975 Boler 13' Trailer I purchased last summer. It has been under cover all winter. What do you other Boler owners clean your trailer with? If I wanted to attempt to paint it myself using marine paint, any recommendations as steps to use and kind of paint? Thankyou.
I have a 17 foot Boler 1977. It was outside for 15 years summer and winter. I cleaned it using warm water and Bartender's Friend - an inexpensive "comet" like abrasive cleaner that is less abrasive but really cleans well - use a cloth and scrub hard by hand all over, it will clean it up. then wash well with spray hose.
Now about repainting. Consider the original condition now you've cleaned it. I didn't repaint mine, but I did put 6 coats of Zep Floor Polish on it - you put it on with a large cloth and just wipe it on like you were wiping your counter top.
You may like the results, and not repaint. I'd only repaint if the exterior has been terribly scratched, scarred, or has lots of mildew or other black marks that won't come off.
Can't tell you about painting
but I'd seek advice from a boat or car painter.
All the best . Dave and "Bernice the Boler"