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Old 10 October 2010, 15:55   #1
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Sandblasting wheels

Just colected my boat from the boatyard and brought it home foor the winter, The wheels are in a terible (rusty) state, I intend to service and replace the bearings and assembly but I'd also like to renovate the wheels. Is the best way to have them shot/sand blaster to clean off the rust then repaint, the trailer is 6 years old
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Does anyone know why boat trailer wheels don't get the galv treatment?
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The Americans seem to manage ok with their galvanised wheels.

I try to find Boston whaler trailers to go under Seariders. They're the best trailers I've come across.
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Acid dip or blast, then spray with cold galvanise.
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I shotblasted mine and sealed the rim. Then got them painted in 2 pack. Pretty good finish It was fine for ayear but sold the boat so no idea how they are standing up now.
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Acid dip or blast, then spray with cold galvanise.
Thanks (everyone) for the replies, blasting and cold galvanising is what I had in mind, it seems uncomplicated work that I can do myself and cheap to do.
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Does anyone know why boat trailer wheels don't get the galv treatment?
Over here they do:
http://www.trailer-wheels.com/Galvan...els_c_282.html

[Sorry; guess that's already been said...]

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Thanks (everyone) for the replies, blasting and cold galvanising is what I had in mind, it seems uncomplicated work that I can do myself and cheap to do.
I find that cold galvanising, while an OK stopgap, doesn't work all that well. Stuff doesn't make great contact to the steel, and doesn't adhere all that well. Why not see if, after you get them cleaned up, you can have a shop galvanise the wheels for you (either your existing wheels or replacements), assuming there isn't some kind of government prohibition on it, of course. Shouldn't be all that much to have done, I'd think.

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