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Old 13 July 2013, 03:51   #1
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Cleaning a galvanised trailer?

Hi, I have a 15 year old galvanized trailer and was wondering what everybody used to clean them up with?

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Hi, I have a 15 year old galvanized trailer and was wondering what everybody used to clean them up with?

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Steam cleaner & then Waxoyl
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It's not easy to make an older galvie trailer look less old. A good clean, maybe have the wheels shot blasted and painted. As PD says, a good whiff of waxoyl or white spray grease covers up a multitude of sins. ;-)
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Hi, I have a 15 year old galvanized trailer and was wondering what everybody used to clean them up with?

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My option,
Rotary wire brush, good de grease , epoxy primer anti corrosion silver top coat,
Decals replaced with blue reflective
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And after looks !
Before you say it tyres av been changed hence bad masking out lol
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Brick acid
That'll remove any remaining galv, & any galv is better than no galv. That is unless you're going to have it regalved
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I thought that once something had been galvanized you could not re-galv it. "brick" or muric acid seems a bit harsh to me.
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I thought that once something had been galvanized you could not re-galv it. "brick" or muric acid seems a bit harsh to me.
Brick acid is "usually" hydrochloric & will strip galv (zinc) faster than a rat up an aqueduct. Items that are being galved are dipped in a bath of hydrochloric just prior to going in the zinc bath. You can re-galvanise as long as the prep is done correctly. Quite often we have to have items re-dipped if the quality of the initial dip isn't up to scratch, it just goes around the process again.
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