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Old 08-11-2003, 03:47 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 08-11-2003, 03:51 PM   #2
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Old 08-11-2003, 04:04 PM   #3
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I use Thompsons water seal on my trailer floor
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Old 08-11-2003, 04:22 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 08-11-2003, 04:41 PM   #5
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I use Thompson's, too. It does take a couple of days to dry properly.
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Old 08-12-2003, 02:55 AM   #6
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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
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Old 08-13-2003, 12:22 AM   #7
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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
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Old 08-27-2003, 12:13 PM   #8
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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.

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Old 08-27-2003, 02:56 PM   #9
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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.

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Old 08-28-2003, 05:42 AM   #10
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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.
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