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New trailer- floor treatment

Postby DCronk » Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:28 pm

Hey guys, just picked up a new 6x12 enclosed trailer. I was wondering if you guys put anything on the floor to help preserve it? I was thinking of possibly doing a type of bedliner or Herculiner on the floor not only to protect it from gouges, but also to add traction being that it's pretty gritty. Also thought it might help with moisture because I'm assuming the floor will get wet a lot. It's a 3/4 inch plywood floor and the underside has been treated, but I do not believe the inside has. Just looking to preserve the life of this thing. Thanks.
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Re: New trailer- floor treatment

Postby Sprigs&specks » Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:27 pm

I just put herculiner on my trailer floor. It turned out really well, it took 2 gallons to put 2 coats on my 16'. It looks really good, I just hope it will hold up.
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Re: New trailer- floor treatment

Postby DCronk » Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:09 pm

Yea I think it has a better chance of holding up than anything else. I Herculined the interior of my jeep wrangler last year and the stuff is great. I just wasn't sure how it would adhere to wood or if there was an obvious problem to doing this that I was missing.
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Re: New trailer- floor treatment

Postby platinumwindow99 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:23 am

Two coats of thompson water seal because we get alot of water and snow in side with the four wheeler, wet blinds ,wet decoys and alot of muddy boots....
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Re: New trailer- floor treatment

Postby AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER » Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:18 pm

Just finished mine with waterproofing sealer let it dry for 3 days and put 2 coats of the RESTORE deck paint the one at Home depo on the floor and 2 foot up the sides looks great, but holding up not sure yet only time will tell..
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Re: New trailer- floor treatment

Postby Poodle Huntr » Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:27 pm

restor deck paint is the way to go.....holding up really well so far!
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Re: New trailer- floor treatment

Postby Black Smoke » Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:35 am

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Re: New trailer- floor treatment

Postby MuddyWaders » Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:28 am

Air Traffic Controller I just did the same thing to my trailer using the same products. I used almost a whole gallon of Thompsons Water Sealer and let it dry for a couple of weeks. Then I added the same paint as you did. We shall see but I think It will hold up well. You may have to repaint it in a couple of years, but what the heck, the combination of a water sealer and a deck paint one would think you have given the floor adequate protection. Good Luck.
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Re: New trailer- floor treatment

Postby AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER » Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:49 am

Mine held up threw the early goose season, except for the where the walls meet the floor it cracked a little bit, but thats from running on chopped up fields and that was a givin it was going to happen. That stuff wasn't meant to flex at all. The main floor is still looking great and should hold up...I like the stuff...Good luck this season and be safe... :thumbsup:
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Re: New trailer- floor treatment

Postby Three curls » Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:56 am

Used deck restore on my 7x 14 floor and about 36 inches up the wall. Held up very well so far but have yet to wash out for clean up. Plan to dry her out as best as possible then sweep out and sweep mop/ rinse her. Then really dry her out well when weather permits. I like her as clean as possible for turkey season as I camp out of her.
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Re: New trailer- floor treatment

Postby Three curls » Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:03 am

Washed her out after a full season of muddy traffic. Only disappointment was a small chipped area in an area where one of my atv tires sat while parked. It must have had some rock or gravel in the mud on the tires that abraided it. After wash up it was still bright and new looking. To wash it I threw some soap on it,scrubbed it with a hard bristle push brush then rinsed with a garden hose. Overall I'd rate the application a 9 out of 10 for satisfaction and durability. Next season I will have a vinyl parking mat down to help contain the mud and minimize wear. In meantime I'm going to do a touch up job when it warms up. I'd highly recommend this for new trailer floor and base board treatment.
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Re: New trailer- floor treatment

Postby Lonegoose32 » Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:31 pm

Poodle Huntr wrote:restor deck paint is the way to go.....holding up really well so far!

I did the same. Doing the walls next. No complaints. Think I may nail some wood strips on my ramp door to reduce the chance of slipping on it. Ramps will always get icy regardless whats coated on the floor.
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Re: New trailer- floor treatment

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Re: New trailer- floor treatment

Postby fowlweatherfowler » Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:50 am

I read a lot of bad reviews on that deck paint chipping and pealing. What we did was oil based rustoleum and put silica sand in the paint. Also painted up the wall 1' with no sand. Then for the ramp we screwed down expanded metal. Will see how it does this year.

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