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kennyb
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Trailer floor - Tue, 02/22/11 10:03 AM
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both of our trailers have diamond plate steel floors that we paint every year and the paint wears off and it looks like s***. someone suggested having the floors rhino lined. like the truck beds. anyone ever do this? it's chemical and oil resistent. i was going to ask my HD guy if it is ok. just wondering what everyone thought.  

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Re:Trailer floor - Tue, 02/22/11 6:35 PM
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that stuff will live up to just about anything, and yes, have not found anything that will take it off....i think it would work great.....going to cost you though, and dont mess with the do it yourself stuff, thats only good for a truck bed your not going to be hauling anything in....
 
have you looked at garage floor paint?.....it has small rubber and grit in it for traction, and should hold up much better then the paint for not too much more money......
 
but for the ultimate, i would have to agree with the rino lining idea

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Re:Trailer floor - Tue, 02/22/11 7:03 PM
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i looked into the garage floor paint the other day. it is made for concrete, not sure if it will adhere to the steel floor. it didn't say on the label. 

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Re:Trailer floor - Thu, 02/24/11 7:15 PM
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nobody else?

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Re:Trailer floor - Thu, 02/24/11 8:27 PM
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Why paint the dp?
 
The rhino lining is not smooth, would be hard to get all the food particles out.... HD most likely won't go for that.

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Re:Trailer floor - Thu, 02/24/11 8:37 PM
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its steel from what he said before....would need something to keep from rusting i would think.....
rhino lining can be applied fairly smooth, it depends on the amount of "grit" actually small rubber pieces applied with the coating..... either way, a hose would rinse it right off with no problem i would think

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Re:Trailer floor - Fri, 02/25/11 9:54 AM
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http://www.oscodaplastics.com/index.php
 

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Re:Trailer floor - Fri, 02/25/11 10:11 AM
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Dr of BBQ


http://www.oscodaplastics.com/index.php

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You should always listen to the doctor.

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Re:Trailer floor - Fri, 02/25/11 10:16 AM
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Hallelujah!!

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Re:Trailer floor - Fri, 02/25/11 11:15 AM
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GoBurgeR


its steel from what he said before....would need something to keep from rusting i would think.....
rhino lining can be applied fairly smooth, it depends on the amount of "grit" actually small rubber pieces applied with the coating..... either way, a hose would rinse it right off with no problem i would think


In 7+ yrs of working in mobile kitchens, all with diamond plate I have never seen it rust.

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Re:Trailer floor - Fri, 02/25/11 12:29 PM
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not sure that flooring would work over the bumpy diamond plate. what i really need is a self leveling epoxy. this is steel diamond plate, not aluminum.

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Re:Trailer floor - Fri, 02/25/11 3:08 PM
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You might also need to sand/shot blast it to clean and etch it so new spray will stick well.

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Re:Trailer floor - Fri, 02/25/11 3:08 PM
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You might also need to sand/shot blast it to clean and etch it so new spray will stick well.

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Re:Trailer floor - Fri, 02/25/11 6:05 PM
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kENNY,
Your correct you'd need an underlayment like luan plywood. If your not in a big hurry click on that link and ask them to ship you a sample. I'm very impressed with the product and I'm going to install it in my step van and my trailer this summer. It's put together with heat so it's a weld, and you can have any size lip put on your sidewalls you want. So the floor and a 6 inch sidewall would turn your floor into a tub and make it very easy to clean. I'm also going to put in a floor drain so I can scrub and rinse my floors.

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Re:Trailer floor - Fri, 02/25/11 7:24 PM
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HOLY MOLY !!! THE DR IS IN !!!

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Re:Trailer floor - Sat, 02/26/11 11:32 AM
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I found another supplier of rubber flooring. This will not help the original poster but for new floors this looks good because you can get it in custom sheet/roll sizes.
 
ww.´╗┐rubberflooringinc.com
 
 
Sorry, I cannot make it a link but you get the idea.
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Re:Trailer floor - Sun, 02/27/11 4:54 AM
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I'd investigate a marine based anti slip paint.  It's adheres to most anything, not to mention you won't be doing a dance over your floor if you spill a little liquid.
 

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Re:Trailer floor - Mon, 02/28/11 6:01 PM
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i'll check the marine paint. we have rubber matts down so not much chance of a slip. probably just end up painting them again.

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Re:Trailer floor - Wed, 03/2/11 6:54 PM
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You can have it electro painted. It just going to take sometime taping off the area. It's how they paint filing cabs.

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Re:Trailer floor - Wed, 03/2/11 7:49 PM
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kenny, you can add grit to pretty much any paint to make it non slip, no need to spend the extra on "marine" paint....
i think a good degreasing/stripping, then a healthy primer coat, followed by a good garage floor paint with some grit added would be your best economic bet.
 
i think the biggest issue is to make sure its some sort of epoxy for the top coat, its the most durable for high traffic areas.....
i got quotes on rhino lining my kitchen space today, 480 bucks was best price i got, so im just going to scrub the diamond plate and leave it at that...i have an aluminum floor in mine

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Re:Trailer floor - Sun, 02/26/12 5:14 AM
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I have vinyl floor in my trailer. We put down anti-fatigue rubber mats (the ones with the holes), which is comfortable on the body and prolongs floor life.
 
I tried garage paint in my old house and it may have been that I didn't treat the floor prior (tho I cleaned it), but I think the varying temps of winter and hot summer, plus humidity of half the year cause it to chip up and it looked like crap.
 
Vinyl is great because it is flat and easily cleaned. Heath Departments like that.

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Re:Trailer floor - Tue, 09/11/12 11:20 AM
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Dr of BBQ




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Doc,
When you order this stuff, do they actually let you install it yourself? They wanted to charge me over $1,000 for install, and I would either have to take the truck to them in Toledo, or pay travel expenses for their installers to come out (including an overnight stay). This was enough to dissuade me.

Came to this thread thinking about the rhino lining...is anyone actually using it? I am curious about ease-of-cleaning and durability. I was looking at the DIY Rustoleum-brand stuff, but from what I see here that would not be wise?
 
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Re:Trailer floor - Tue, 09/11/12 1:45 PM
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Big,
Rhino lining, would shred a mop in a heart beat. I can't believe people are suggesting that. And adding grit is just as crazy. Have you ever seen a restaurant kitchen floor with a rough surface NO. LOL The HD would blow a gasket. PROTECT-ALL should be able to tell you who in your area can install their products. You shouldn't have to drive all over to find an installer. I did talk to a local guy/customer/installer about their product, just the other day. He said it's a pain in the ass to install but he also said it looks really good and last forever. Call PROTECT-ALL back and tell them you'd like to speak to their sales manager. I have forgotten his name but a really nice guy. He travels from time to time so if he is not in leave your number and he will call you back. Hell tell him the Dr of BBQ from Springfield recommended the product and him. It may help and I promise it won't hurt.
 
Now for an idea that is on the fringe I was just in a doctors office that treats sports related injuries and when he put in a weight room for his patients he went to Farm Supply and bout horse stall rubber mats. They are about one half inch thick and heavy as hell. I think they are 4 x 6 feet. He didn't even glue them down, they are so heavy they won't move and one side is rough the other is smooth. I'm not recommending them but you might go check them out to make a call to see if they might work. I promise you'd never wear them out.
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Re:Trailer floor - Tue, 09/18/12 10:18 AM
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as with any paint project including autos or floors, theres three things that determine how long paint stays where you put it.
1) prep
2) prep
3) prep
cut corners by not cleaning, sanding, PRIMING, and using crap thats not designed to go there in the first place and you will paint every year.
 
go to sherwin williams or any high end paint store and explain what chemicals you plan to clean with and see what they recommend.
i recommend covering it with a sheet of alum diamond plate, no wood under it to rot and waste $$. weld the seams and run it 4 inches up the walls so you can pressure wash it out. if you need a cheap place to get the alum, pm a ph number and ill turn you on to cheap sheets.