Trailer Rust repair

 

Trailer Rust repair, If you have an old trailer and it is rusted for not using, then you can repair it easily. First, check for bent axles, broken welds, any other defects, and loose bearings.  Most of the time the trailers that are not in use may rust and sometimes a broken weld, also check, if the lights on the trailer are working well or not.

The next step is, remove all old boards that you want to replace with the new ones.  The rusty screws are not easy to remove, so apply some grease to the screws. Take a tool set and a drill for this step. The angle grinder is also handy as it can easily remove metal or with metal cut off disk you can cut bolts.

After removing the bolts, take a circular sander with 150 grit sand paper, and start sanding the entire trailer. When you sand the surfaces, don’t forget to wear a respirator to avoid the dust enter into your nose.  Sand off all the rust as much as possible and also remove the painted areas on the trailer so that you can put the new paint. If you find tough areas, then you can use angle grinder that contains Flab disk. This flap disks remove rust and metal very quickly, and it is also ideal for smoothing out sharp corners or welds.

You can also use a welder to fix the broken welds. The 120-volt welder will plug into any standard outlet. It is known as a flux-core welder, and you don’t need to purchase gas, unlike the Mig Welder.  Now, use a broom or an air compressor to remove all the dust particles from the trailer before painting. Wipe all the surfaces with a damp cloth, and now, it is ready to paint. Use respirator while painting to avoid breathing in any chemicals. Cover the area where you don’t want to paint with tape or something. Once you have finished all the preparation, now you can paint all the metal surfaces with an enamel spray paint.  You can apply one to two coats to get an even finish.

To paint the trailer wheels, take out the lug nuts and cover the area that you don’t want to paint, or if you are in a hurry, then you simply cover the wheels with tape and spray the entire hubcap with white spray paint, which makes the old trailer look like a brand new. trailers for sale

How to fix up a trailer:

Check if there is any broken wiring so that you can replace it, once the painting work is done on your trailer; fix the wiring on the trailer. If the lights are not working, then stop fixing all the wires or connections, just purchase a wiring kit, that can solve all your wiring problems. Also, get a 4 to 7 pole converter to connect the lights to the trailer.

Check if you need to fix any trailer light units on the back of the trailer, if it is ripped, then replace it immediately. In case, the light unit is in good condition, then check the bulbs if they are working or not.

The standard trailer wiring is easy to do, and you can use the diagram to fix the running lights, blinkers, and brake lights with the harness and wire.