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Old 09-08-2014, 04:25 PM   #1
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Undercoating on Vehicle trailer?


Anyone ever try using a plasticized roofing tar as an undercoating on a trailer?
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Old 09-08-2014, 04:37 PM   #2
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Never used it, have heard of it being used. Are you going to slop it on thick, or thin it and spray it on?
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Never used it, have heard of it being used. Are you going to slop it on thick, or thin it and spray it on?
Well I'm not really sure.. I was thinking about more thickness around the wheel splatter areas.. a bit thinner in others..

I would probably use a brush to apply, then a roller to thin and smooth it out...

Was reading in other places where some had the same ideas and others shot it down.. but no reasons for it.
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PB, I did do that back in 2004 or 5 when I built a teardrop camper, I used the kind that had the fiber in it. To this day it has never leaked or gotten damp at all, it worked for me and still is working.
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Spray on undercoatings are easier to apply but the fiber reinforced once should resist separation a bit better.

Why not just Line-x if the trailer is of some value?
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Spray on undercoatings are easier to apply but the fiber reinforced once should resist separation a bit better.

Why not just Line-x if the trailer is of some value?
Line-x ?? Is that one of the polyurethane based bed liners? I'll have to check that out..
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Ah.. So line-x is one of the polyurethane (polyurea) based coatings.. Its the same stuff as Rhino Liner and about a dozen other brands.

You can buy a very good imitation brush on stuff from the local autoparts stores but the stuff is expensive. A gallon is about a hundred bucks.
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Well, I chose to go with the standard spray on undercoating in a can.. Its the cheapest route and should work fine..

I've been working on it all day.. Gotta spray a bit, let it dry.. spray a bit more.. repeat..
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