Trailer Floor Sealant..... - Snowmobile World : Your #1 Snowmobile Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-11-2003, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
WoodyCam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Southern IL, about 1 hour SE of St. Louis, MO
Posts: 675
Send a message via Yahoo to WoodyCam
Thumbs up

I have a '99 Featherlite enclosed 4 place all alum trailer. It has ski slides in it too. I"m looking at removing the ski slides and puting down a good epoxy paint on the floor to seal it. I'm thinking of sprinkling sand on it to provide a little foot traction when it's wet.

I'll then be puting back the ski slides as well as addidng a strip of 3/8" semi truck bed liner the length for each sled and the ramps to protect against stud damage.

Anyone have suggestions on protecting or sealing the wood a bit? It's supposed to be marine grade already.

THanks,
joel
Attached Images
File Type: jpg featherlite_5.jpg (56.6 KB, 90 views)

My insane love of snowmobiling is the only thing that keeps me from going insane!

Don't just sit there with your teeth in your mouth, get out and ride!!

WoodyCam is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-11-2003, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
WoodyCam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Southern IL, about 1 hour SE of St. Louis, MO
Posts: 675
Send a message via Yahoo to WoodyCam
another:
Attached Images
File Type: jpg featherlite_4.jpg (75.5 KB, 101 views)

My insane love of snowmobiling is the only thing that keeps me from going insane!

Don't just sit there with your teeth in your mouth, get out and ride!!

WoodyCam is offline  
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-11-2003, 04:04 PM
Senior Member
 
MichYamaha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Clinton Twp, MI
Posts: 720
Send a message via AIM to MichYamaha Send a message via Yahoo to MichYamaha
I use Thompsons water seal on my trailer floor



http://mywebpages.comcast.net/michya...aha_bridge.jpg

Secure your trucks door handles and tailgate at Truck Techniques
MichYamaha is offline  
post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-11-2003, 04:22 PM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Rockford, IL
Posts: 89
I have used a product from Behr it is available at Home Depot you can add color or not. I think it lasts longer than Thompsens. It has Lin Seed oil in it and will penetrate the wood better. It does cost a little more for a gallon around $25 US.
tiny is offline  
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-11-2003, 04:41 PM
Senior Member
 
DamageInc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,030
I use Thompson's, too. It does take a couple of days to dry properly.

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
-Theodore Roosevelt
DamageInc is offline  
post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-12-2003, 02:55 AM
Senior Member
 
HonksRX-1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: western NY. Catt Co.
Posts: 175
Woody, I did a buddies four place enclosed with 3 foot strips of belting. I ripped out the 3/4 round moulding around the edges, and put down belting front to back, did doors too. installed the tie downs,Sealed seams and edges with black urethane and reinstalled moulding around corners. Got the belting from a local gravel pit cheaper than buying the ski runners up the 2 doors and floor. Put a extra strip up front so ski could follow it out the front door.Worked great and was not to slippery when wet. Good luck Honk

Red RX-1 Lover!! They are the fastest!! (not)
HonksRX-1 is offline  
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-13-2003, 12:22 AM
Member
 
MI-Skidoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 97
Check Home Depot on the shelf that has color screw ups. I found a gallon of the $20.00 Behr, Deck Stain in transparent gray for $5.00. Hopefully you'll be able to find a decent color. My local Home Depot had about 10 gallons of the stuff for $5.00

2002 MXZ600R Sport

Snomads.org Webmaster
MI-Skidoo is offline  
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-27-2003, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
WoodyCam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Southern IL, about 1 hour SE of St. Louis, MO
Posts: 675
Send a message via Yahoo to WoodyCam
Well, last night I was home depot and looked at everything to choose from... Nothing really caught my eye, like I had hoped. I even talked to a mfg paint rep and he recommened I use an oil based paint or sealant. (as many of you have as well).

So, I decided to go with an oil based patio/porch paint in steel (light) grey to help reflect light in case we have to work on a sled in there.

So, the first thing I'll be doing is removing all the ski slides, scrubbing the deck to remove oil stains, then going to the car wash to pressure wash the deck and rinse it out. Then I'll take it home and let it dry for a couple of days. Then, I'll be puting the ski slides and track strips back in. (Jim, this is when I'll call you)

Anyway, I'll have photos soon. Also, I may have access to this 3/8 plastic semi truck bed liner in 20-30 foot lengths.... I'll let you know how it goes.

Photos coming soon during work process.

Cheers,
joel


My insane love of snowmobiling is the only thing that keeps me from going insane!

Don't just sit there with your teeth in your mouth, get out and ride!!

WoodyCam is offline  
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-27-2003, 02:56 PM
Senior Member
 
TallCool1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Hoosier-ville
Posts: 3,107
Joel, if that was the HD by my house, no wonder. I went there this spring when I did my open trailer, wanting some gray deck paint. I bought the same stuff there the last time I did the trailer, so I knew they had it. I asked an associate for it, and he said they didn't have anything like that, and told me he could mix some home trim paint for me....LOL. I said no thanks, walked down the next aisle and there it was. Call me when you're ready for help.

Btw, from dealing with my deck in the back yard, Behr has been better than Thompsons, IMO.


NOT TAKING LIFE FOR GRANTED!! LOOK AT MY AVATAR...THOSE ARE FLAT LINES!</span>


http://banners.wunderground.com/bann...nt_Germain.gif
TallCool1 is offline  
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-28-2003, 05:42 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 20
I have some left over bedliner protection. I used that Herciliner and was gonna paint the deck on my triton. Its holding up fine on the bed and it also has rubber chunks into the paint. It is alittle pricey, You could use regular paint or stain and then try some of that Rust-O-Leum Gripper spray paint. Just make a stencil out of cardboard and spray down onto the floor where you walk at.
bighig340 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowmobile World : Your #1 Snowmobile Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome