: Trailer decking
05-30-2002, 01:31 AM
Anyone here Rhino-coat their trailer deck? *Seems like it would make it last forever. *I have a home built trailer that I want to keep black, and putting three coats of paint on won't keep the carbides or picks from doing damage to the decking.
05-30-2002, 11:14 AM
The only problem I see with Rhino lining or an equivalent is this: What do you do when the carbides gouge thru it to the metal?
A friend of mine bought an old pickup box liner & sawed it into strips to make guides for the carbides.
05-30-2002, 11:40 AM
One of my best friends sprays linings he does rhino and line-x.
Both liners are good but both will not take the abuse of carbide. *If you are planing on spraying our trailer with a liner and then driving up and down it with out any scratching, it wont work. *
Its still a good idea if you have the money to blow to spray your trailer, but get some runners for the skis to go up and down on. *
I also recomment linex over rhino. *It is stronger, resists fading better, doesnt shatter and is much nicer once dried. *This is because linex dries seconds after spraying while line x takes a while causing dripping.
05-30-2002, 12:37 PM
</span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (Machzzzz1 @ May 30, 2002, 09:40am)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">I also recomment linex over rhino. *It is stronger, resists fading better, doesnt shatter and is much nicer once dried. *This is because linex dries seconds after spraying while line x takes a while causing dripping.[/b][/quote]
Could you clear this up?
05-30-2002, 01:09 PM
I get this all from my friend.
LineX is a better compound. *It is stronger and will resist shatering were as rhino wont. * Both are ideal for trucks and both do the job, but lineX dries in seconds and rhino takes miniutes and needs 24 hours to cure where as lineX can be used right away. *
Also line X has a much nicer texture. *It is like a grain that really is anti slip where as rhino feels like plastic and looks like it has water drops all over it due to the drying prossess. *
LineX can really fit in cracks and spaces and will not clog drain holes. *Rhino needs to be drilled right after drying to get at the drain holes.
LineX can also withstand a huge blast of TNT and is used by the US army on submarines and for armor on walls and tanks. *
As for some people saying rhino is thicker. *That all depends on the person spraying both liners and how much liner he wants to give you. *
I have one truck with rhino one with lineX both are excellent but the LineX does hold up to carbides a lot better then rhino. *But both will get carved up but carbides and the carbide will make its way to the steel.
05-30-2002, 02:42 PM
Good info Machzzzz1 http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/thumbs-up.gif
05-30-2002, 04:39 PM
I guess I should have said I'm planning on adding ski guides as well. *I didn't think the lining would hold up to the carbides either. *I just want it to be all black and last forever. *When I first painted it last September and picked up the new sleds from the dealer it was the goods man! (see pic below) *But after loading and unloading all winter the trailer looks like trash.
Thanks for the input. * http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif
05-30-2002, 06:34 PM
Around my area it cost $ 700.00 to $ 800.00 (US) to have pick-up bed done with Rhino liner, thats seems like alot to me to spend on the bed of a sled trailer, just my 2 cents worth.
05-31-2002, 02:13 AM
My dad, brother, and I all put brush in liners in our pickups this winter. *I think the company was called herculiner and cost about $80 to do a short box pickup. *So far it has stood up to all the abuse here on the farm. *I'm sure it isn't as good as line x or rhino but for the price is great. *We picked ours up at fleetfarm. *Would work great for your trailer.
05-31-2002, 07:52 AM
Considering Z570SS is putting guides on the deck, the Herculiner would probably be the better way to go for the trailer deck. I have seen the texture & it is quite rough, good for standing on a metal surface.
05-31-2002, 11:23 AM
Zr500 Great post. *Herculiner is all you probably need for a trailer. *
The lineX guy would probably feel sick when you ask him to do your trailer. *It would cost a good 300 to 400 bucks CDN..
Herculiner is cheap and easy to put on. *Even if you screw it a bit its just a trailer and protection is more importent then looks on a trailer.
05-31-2002, 01:24 PM
</span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote </td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">and protection is more importent then looks on a trailer.[/b][/quote]
It seems Z570SS would disagree.
05-31-2002, 11:55 PM
I cut 6" wide strips from an old box liner, put slotted holes in it for expansion screwed it to the deck for ski guides. next I got some 18" wide belting and screwed that to the deck for the track & studs to grab. Works excellent and the paint stays on the trailor.
06-01-2002, 01:50 AM
I have a trailer that had some holes in it from studds i bought the herculiner and sealed the holes in back and have not had a problem with it since. *you can pic this stuff up at auto stores.