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Eiger0304

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Eiger0304

Just had a 8x16 fish houses trailer welded up. What's the best finish to put on this thing? Powder coat, Line-X or equivalent, paint or galvanize. New to this stuff. Any feedback would be great.

Cost and name dropping (business) would be great. Live in NW suburb.

Read some older posts. Sounds like powder coat is being used a lot. Seen on website, that manufactures trailers, uses a rubber coat. Never heard of this.

Thanks,

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AlwaysFishing23

Id do the line x expensive yes but it lasts, That stuff holds up well. Any other paint will all be off in a few season with the road salt and your rig will start to rust bad.

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Wanderer

I think I’ll be looking into Line X this year myself.  Plus insulating the floor if I can.

Mine is a standard steel frame and at the very least I’ll be underneath it buffing off any rust and repainting.  Starting on year one and keeping up with it would be a good plan, but yeah, Line X could make life a lot easier.

I just texted someone I know who had his frame done - Rhino Lined.  So maybe check that too.  His looks real good.

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vtx1029

Hot dip galvanizing is the only thing that will protect your frame from the inside out. All tube frames sweat on the inside and rust from the inside out on these houses. Cost is around $450 and it adds about 70lbs. Look up AZZ galvanizing in Winstead MN. 

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Eiger0304

Thanks for the replies

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YouthFishingGuide

I noticed you had a trailer welded up. I have a house that the crank assembly and leaf spring dont line up right(warped). I might need to have replaced. Do you know of someone that does this in the twin cities.? Thanks 

 

 

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Eiger0304

Actually my kid welded it up in shop class.

I bought a trailer kit from Miltona Blacksmith and he welded it all together

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Hawg

I used regular truck bed liner by Rustolium and it’s held up very well after 4 years. Look up POR 15, i’ld do that if doing it again. POR15 is going on the diamond plate trim this that went to heck after the first year. 

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Eiger0304

I am going to have it galvanized. Taking VTX's advise. Also have a good friend the works in the steel industry. He stated the same thing.

Hot dip galvanize. Tomorrow he going to help me prep it. ( drill holes)

Now I should ask, who could I get build me a fish house? I have a very busy work schedule and I don't want this to be a long drawn out 3 yr project. I would like to be able to use it next winter. Even fall for hunting.

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