Posted 2009-03-26 7:32 AM (#102124) Subject: Can you re-paint an aluminum trailer
Location: Newnan, GA
Just bought an '01 C&C aluminum trailer with white skin and it didn't clean up (I had it acid washed and buffed/ waxed 2x) as well as I would like. A local auto body shop and then another local RV company said they could repaint the white for around $3500.
I am wondering if anyone has had any experience with doing this and if so, how it turned out. I don't really want to spend that money and may just get over how it looks...
Posted 2009-03-26 8:22 AM (#102128 - in reply to #102124) Subject: RE: Can you re-paint an aluminum trailer
Location: western PA
An aluminum trailer can certainly be repainted. In fact, the preparation is much less than that involved in painting a steel trailer. Automotive urethane paints can be used, which are colour fast and UV resistant. A single part paint can also be used, which involves much less labour and material costs than a two part process.
The amount of details you desire, IE the number of colours and graphics will add to your costs. Your quote of $3500 seems high, in light of the minimal amount of initial work that has to be performed. I would shop around for some additional prices, and pin the shop down for specifics about what it will do for the price.
Posted 2009-03-28 8:10 PM (#102316 - in reply to #102124) Subject: RE: Can you re-paint an aluminum trailer
Location: Knox Tn
Get you some liquid aluminum polish & a clean rag. It will only cost your about $9 to find out. You'll be pleasantly surprised. (I use the Mothers power alumuminum polish from Walmart) Let us know the results!