Foldable foamie hybrid trailer

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Re: Foldable foamie hybrid trailer

Postby Atomic77 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:48 pm

Looks good! That's a good idea!

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Re: Foldable foamie hybrid trailer

Postby OP827 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:36 pm

Atomic77 wrote:Looks good! That's a good idea!


Thanks Michael :thumbsup:.
Michael, I am looking to buy primer and paint for trailer exterior. Ordered Homeright super max HVLP gun online, it has good reviews on youtube, I do not have a big compressor for a normal air spray gun. Currently considering topside marine high gloss white paint 1k polyurethane Brightside(https://ca.binnacle.com/p235/Interlux-Brightside-Polyurethane-Gallon/product_info.html) or Mega Gloss White paint(https://www.poolandmarinepaint.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=23). What kind of primer should I use if any? Any comments? Thanks for advice.
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Re: Foldable foamie hybrid trailer

Postby Atomic77 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:35 pm

I'm sorry Oleg... I can't really speak to this because I don't use those types of materials. What you are talking about is a single stage product, which I never use for many reasons. Primarily because if something goes wrong, i.e. fish eyes, runs, dirt, etc. It is very difficult to repair. I only use basecoat/clearcoat products. More forgiving, easy to repair. Look into that before you buy. Good luck!

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Re: Foldable foamie hybrid trailer

Postby OP827 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:08 am

I'll look into that, thanks my friend!
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Re: Foldable foamie hybrid trailer

Postby OP827 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:08 pm

Some photos of finished access doors:

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Worked much better in one step than when previously I had to fill the cloth weave of fiberglass with two more epoxy coats after lamination (old photo) ..:

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Re: Foldable foamie hybrid trailer

Postby Atomic77 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:11 pm

Looks perfect! Maybe you should build some boats with me!

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Re: Foldable foamie hybrid trailer

Postby OP827 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:01 pm

Atomic77 wrote:Looks perfect! Maybe you should build some boats with me!

Thanks Michael!
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Re: Foldable foamie hybrid trailer

Postby Ottsville » Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:11 am

I've only had time to look through the last 5 pages of this build...but WOW! Beautiful work!
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Re: Foldable foamie hybrid trailer

Postby Feen » Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:15 pm

I'm planning to glass my build and was intending to just use chopped strand mat, until I saw this! What a fantastic finish!

Where about in Bruce County are you?

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Re: Foldable foamie hybrid trailer

Postby OP827 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:51 am

Thanks James, I am in Port Elgin. Are you in the area? I think epoxy with cloth is better than polyester resin and strand mat because it it lighter and better finish for similar cost.
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Re: Foldable foamie hybrid trailer

Postby OP827 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:53 am

Ottsville wrote:I've only had time to look through the last 5 pages of this build...but WOW! Beautiful work!

Thanks!
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Re: Foldable foamie hybrid trailer

Postby Feen » Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:34 pm

My wife is from Sauble. So I've been there couple of times a year for last 12 years. Her Mom has only just sold up however so now heading to Strathroy from now on.

I've just booked flights to come over next month.

I'll look into epoxy nearer the time.

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