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hey whats everyone using to paint their trailer.

I assume everyone is using a good single stage paint. I want something that will hold up.

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IMRON THE ONE AND ONLY :bigsmile:

yeah I thoght about imron but that stuff is pretty nasty. Im not sure if I wanna spray that. Especially since I dont have a booth
 

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axkiker said:
yeah I thoght about imron but that stuff is pretty nasty. Im not sure if I wanna spray that. Especially since I dont have a booth
guy you do not need a booth , i have a friend who spray's the trailers for skater never has used a booth , clean's the area up real well , wet's the floor down with a hose to settle any dust & good to go . I have to say that the paint that is really nasty is the best stuff overall and will last for ever , like Imron or Awlgrip & to tell you the truth , that is just about what everybody is using. your call :winker: :D ;) :laugher:
 

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guy you do not need a booth , i have a friend who spray's the trailers for skater never has used a booth , clean's the area up real well , wet's the floor down with a hose to settle any dust & good to go . I have to say that the paint that is really nasty is the best stuff overall and will last for ever , like Imron or Awlgrip & to tell you the truth , that is just about what everybody is using. your call :winker: :D ;) :laugher:

Well I wasnt concerned about not having a booth due to the dirt etc. I was more concerned because I have always heard that stuff is extremly toxic..... I paint all the time without a booth and get pretty good results. I just havent sprayed imron

I just pictured spraying that stuff and seeing birds fall out of the sky. :laugher: :laugher:
 

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Well I wasnt concerned about not having a booth due to the dirt etc. I was more concerned because I have always heard that stuff is extremly toxic..... I paint all the time without a booth and get pretty good results. I just havent sprayed imron

I just pictured spraying that stuff and seeing birds fall out of the sky. :laugher: :laugher:
Like i said your call . I just got done spraying four drives with Imron and did not see any bird's falling out of the sky . I spray Imron alot and yes it is very toxic and that is why both Awlgrip & Imron are such good paint's . The more toxins, the better the paint :laugher: :laugher: :laugher: Besides you wont die just because you spray it one time :laugher: :laugher:
 

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I did my trailer last year, Had it sandblasted and primed, then I base coat, clear coated it outside no garage. I just used Omni paint since its outside just like a car. It turned out real good.
 

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Like i said your call . I just got done spraying four drives with Imron and did not see any bird's falling out of the sky . I spray Imron alot and yes it is very toxic and that is why both Awlgrip & Imron are such good paint's . The more toxins, the better the paint :laugher: :laugher: :laugher: Besides you wont die just because you spray it one time :laugher: :laugher:

what system do they recommend to use when spraying imron. Do they have special filters for a resperator or is there anything special you can do.

If im not mistaken dont the pros use a dedicated air system when they spray in a booth.

I like the idea of imron and I agree if I spray it just once its not gonna kill me. It cant be worse than all the other chit I have done
 

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If you are concerned about vapors and droplets, roll it on. Awlgrip and Imron can both be rolled. In fact, that has been the prefered method of application for Awlgrip since it's inception. N-95 type(properly fitted) respirator and protective eye wear would be all you need. All the "bad stuff" is being applied to the trailer/boat and not being vaporized into mist by the spray gun. A near perfect and more durable finish can be had by rolling.

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If you are concerned about vapors and droplets, roll it on. Awlgrip and Imron can both be rolled. In fact, that has been the prefered method of application for Awlgrip since it's inception. N-95 type(properly fitted) respirator and protective eye wear would be all you need. All the "bad stuff" is being applied to the trailer/boat and not being vaporized into mist by the spray gun. A near perfect and more durable finish can be had by rolling.

Hick

now I really like the idea of rolling.............


I didnt have any idea you could roll on imron....

any preference on allgrip. Im not familiar with it. how does it compair to imron
 

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now I really like the idea of rolling.............


I didnt have any idea you could roll on imron....

any preference on allgrip. Im not familiar with it. how does it compair to imron
Awlgrip is more durable , put if you can spray , SPRAY ........... and might i say TOXIN'S are TOXIN'S rolling the paint , brushing , (tipping ) or spraying it.................. I always paint bilge's in Imron by brush . G .G . :winker:
 

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What I am relaying regarding Imron and Awlgrip is very basic because I am no expert by any stretch of the imagination. Simple google searches can give you wealth of information and can verify the following:

Imron and Awlgrip are both two part linear polyurethanes. Imron is generally considered a little softer finish than Awlgrip and Imron historically is only recommended for use above the water line or for areas that will not have total submersion. Imron was developed for the automotive industry and comes in a wider variety of colors and finish ie (metalic). Imron type paints have historically been used for graphics accents and top coatings. Although many today will use it for areas below the waterline with reasonably good success.

Awlgrip was formulated for the boating industry and for decades has been the "gold standard" for boat finish and is the most widely used in the boating industry. They have specific formulas for glass, metal, and bottom coats. Imron does not. Awlgrip is the more durable paint and is better suited for applications above and below the waterline. Both recomend using a epoxy based primer for best adhesion.

The toxicity associated with linear polyurethanes results from the isocyanates contained in the hardeners. The routes into the body are simple; ingestion; dermal contact(skin and mucous membranes; eyes included) and inhalation. I agree that "toxic is toxic" as long as the route into your body is the same. Spraying is far more dangerous because you introduce a far more lethal way of introducing the toxin into the system and that is inhalation. Rolling eliminates the inhalation risk considerably because droplets are not present in the air. The vapors associated with rolling isocyanates can be largely eliminated by using it in a well ventilated area ie: open doors and windows or using it outside.

Bottom line: rolling Imron or Awlgrip is a very safe way of application for the DIY'er as long as the area is well ventilated, and simple protective clothing is used.

FYI The N-95 respirator is widely used in the medical industry to help protect against airborne pathogens. They can be purchased at most home improvemt stores and look similar to surgical masks. They appear, and are, very thick(heavy duty) and are only effective if there is a tight fit against the skin. You must be clean shaven for them to work properly.

Hick
 
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